Tag archive: H1B visa

Up until just recently, candidates filed a foreign credential evaluation along with their initial H1B petition every time. That was until the lottery. With only 65,000 annual H1B Visas available and STEM industries actively seeking foreign employees for high-level positions, CIS now receives many times more petitions than there are Visas available. To deal with…

We recently helped a client with a three-year bachelor’s degree, plus a two-year master’s degree and over ten years of work experience in the field get their visa Denial overturned.  The PERM required our client to have a Master’s Degree plus two years of work experience, which, clearly he did.  The USCIS’s only hang-up –…

Back in 2013, we received word from the attorney of our client that their RFE has been successfully answered and their visa approved. This was particularly great information because our client received a Nightmare RFE, otherwise known as the Kitchen Sink RFE. This is because this particular RFE gives attorneys nightmares, and just about everything…

As foreign credential evaluators who specialize in handling RFEs and denials, we are constantly evaluating USCIS policy and trends. Just like last year and the year before, this year we have seen more H1B RFEs than we ever have in the past. When CIS issues an RFE, much concern and angst arises. A lot is…

Petitioning for an H1b visa with an advanced degree from somewhere outside of the United States? You’re going to need submit a detailed evaluation of your degree along with your transcripts. This evaluation needs to clearly spell out the value of your degree in terms of US academic standards, and that your degree is in…

The H1B visa is already one of the most popular visas, and demand continues to grow. Even though competition for these visas is fierce, it’s worth pursuing if you have long-term career goals in the United States. While short-term work and travel visas are great is you just want to take a peek around, an…

Just less than a decade ago, we were seeing about 4% of all H1B petitions submitted met with Requests for Evidence (RFE’s). Now, one in every four petitions submitted gets an RFE response. What happened? One big reason is the explosion in the number of petitions submitted every year. In the United States, jobs in…

Before you file your H1B petition, make sure you’ve done everything you need to do to clearly show the value of your credentials. Recently, the USCIS has required H1B petitioners to have degrees in the specific area of their field of employ. We all know that people get a bachelor’s degree in one thing and…

So you’ve got a US bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in a field related to your H1B occupation. You’re all set to submit your petition, right? Wrong! Just less than ten years ago, you could apply for an H1B visa with a degree in business for an accounting job and get approved. You could apply…

Not all that long ago, the USCIS and your employer had similar standards of what qualifies applicants for their H1B jobs: the necessary degree in a related field.  In recent years, the USCIS has changed their mind on this one, most likely due to the massive amount of H1B visa petitions that get filed annually…

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