Tag archive: H1B visa

RFE season is on its way! One in every four H1b visas tends to receive an RFE, so if your petition, or your employee or client’s petition is met with one, don’t panic! This is not abnormal and can be used as an opportunity to strengthen the case. You just need to know where to…

RFEs are on the rise across the board for visa candidates. Education RFEs are particularly common for visas like H1B and EB2, which are contingent on the candidate’s advanced degree and skill specialization. Candidates who earned their degrees from outside of the United States run into trouble because educational systems vary across borders, and academic…

One of the biggest RFE problems H1B and EB2 visa candidates face is working with their own educational documents when they’re translations skew the educational value. When a candidate files a petition with USCIS, every document must be translated into English. Educational documents must be translated into English and THEN evaluated for US academic equivalency….

CIS begins accepting H1B petitions in just a few weeks! That means if you or your employee or client is planning on petitioning for H1B visa status you’re presently putting the finishing touches on organizing the petition. Before you file, stop! It’s easy to fall into sloppy habits during the time crunch, but don’t let…

H1B visa status is highly sought after by both candidates and their employers. This is because it allows highly skilled foreign employees to live and work in the United States for three years, with the option to extend to six. Because STEM industries are growing and creating jobs faster than the US workforce can fill,…

H1B visa eligibility boils down to two things: Specialized Job Specialized Education Successful candidates meet both of these requirements by having a job that requires an advanced degree – a US bachelor’s degree or higher or its foreign equivalent – to perform, and the accompanying education required to perform it. CIS requires this education to…

H1B visa requirements state that an eligible beneficiary must have a US bachelor’s degree or higher or its foreign equivalent, and the institution from which the degree was earned must be government accredited. The fact of the matter is, there are many non-government accredited programs around the world that provide students high quality education. There…

Here’s the deal with H1B and the Indian Three-Year bachelor’s degree: CIS will NOT accept the Indian three-year bachelor’s degree alone as adequate evidence that you or your employee or client meets H1B educational requirements. It doesn’t matter that Indian three-year bachelor’s degrees contain just as many if not more credit hours as the US…

H1B filing season is coming up fast. April 1st is right around the corner and you want to make sure you have the time you need to file a petition that’s going to be approved. In the haste of preparation, it’s important to keep in mind that the rate of RFEs is high and climbing,…

It’s time to start preparing to file H1B petitions for fiscal year 2018. We predict that there will be an H1B lottery again this year because for the past several years the number of petitions that flowed in the first week of April far surpassed the annual cap. If you or your employee or client…

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