Tag archive: H1B visa

The first step to getting the Level 1 Wage RFE overturned is to ask for help. This is a difficult RFE that caught us all offguard, but our experts at TheDegreePeople.com have been able to get them overturned with a 90% success rate. CIS started coming down hard on computer programmers petitioning for H1B visa…

This year, CIS rolled out a new RFE that may be even more terrifying than the notorious Nightmare RFE.  Computer programmers working at Level 1 Wage across the country are receiving RFEs claiming that their job does not meet minimum H1B education requirements.  The rationale behind this is that the Occupational Outlook Handbook states some…

The H1B RFE of the year is the Level 1 Wages RFE. In this RFE, CIS targets computer programmers at Level 1 Wages arguing that because these professionals are paid Level 1 Wages, their position is entry level. They then reference the Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) in the part that says sometimes…

Employment issues are this year’s justification for the slew of RFEs CIS issued targeting computer programmers applying for H1B visa status. The problem arises when employers mark the occupation as Level 1 Wage on the Labor Conditions Application (LCA) they must file. CIS released a memo in late March indicating that computer programmers at Level…

Every year is different when it comes to the H1B visa.  This competitive visa status allows highly skilled foreign nationals to come to the United States for three years with the option to extend, and work jobs that require a US bachelor’s degree or higher.  STEM industries in the US depend on the H1B visa…

You’ve heard of the Nightmare RFE and the Double Employment Issue RFE. Get ready, because this is about to be terrifying: This RFE season is the harshest we’ve seen yet. Now, CIS is combining these RFEs. Candidates are now having to defend against requests for evidence regarding every facet of their education AND employment issues….

It’s RFE season and CIS is coming down especially hard on “borderline” occupations this year. These are jobs that don’t necessarily require a US bachelor’s degree or its equivalent or higher according the the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH). Some borderline jobs include management positions, certain computer and tech positions, certain healthcare…

It’s no secret that CIS approval trends, especially with regards to the much sought-after H1B visa, change from year to year. RFEs for petitions for FY-2018 have started arriving and this year, CIS is going after entry level wages for H1B jobs. Here’s the scoop: H1B visas are reserved for highly skilled foreign workers in…

There are many situations in which H1B candidates will file with education from an unaccredited institution. Plenty of academically competitive institutions of education that are held in high regard by the professional fields their students are trained in, that provide students with high quality education that are simply not government accredited.  Graduates of programs from…

Did you or your employee or client file with a credential evaluation only to receive an RFE anyway? The problem is, many credential evaluators don’t understand how to work with visa cases. Think back to when you ordered. Did they ask about the job? Did they ask about the visa? Do they regularly work with…

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