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Every visa that leans heavily on education has different requirements, especially when it comes to equivalencies for education completed outside of the United States. The EB2 visa in particular is fraught with notorious education traps. Before you file, make sure you, or your employee or client’s education checks out or you’ll end up with an…

This year, CIS hit computer programmers petitioning for H1B status with an unprecedented round of RFEs: the Level 1 Wages RFE. There are a couple of particulars about this RFE that make it especially threatening to the H1B program at large.  This RFE targets computer programmers at wage level 1, claiming that this means it’s…

It’s complicated, folks. To date, only the Indian and the UK Chartered Accountancy certification are recognized as degrees. Pakistani and Bangladeshi CA certifications have some government recognition, but the issue is not cut and dry. The rest, including the US CPA, are considered professional certifications, but not degrees. In India, the CA and the ICWAI…

When you’re rushing to get your H1B visa petition filed in time, it’s important to not loose track of the details. Remember, the USCIS is a huge bureaucracy that processes hundreds of thousands of petitions annually. If your petition contains contradictions or ambiguities, you can be sure it will land in the reject pile. Three…

We recently received word from an attorney that another client’s RFE had been successfully answered. This client had a four year Bachelor Degree, along with work experience in the field of the labor certificate. The previous evaluation had been completed by another foreign credential evaluation agency. The RFE requested more information about the client’s work…

According to a United States report, the ten leading firms taking advantage of H-1B visas tend to be offshore outsource firms. A prominent US engineering firm decided to do an assessment of current immigration reforms after this report came out. This report appears to have conclusions that are not necessarily evidence based. According to that…

TheObama administration had made immigration reform a high priority issue. Will this increase in case load of the non-documented slow down processing for legal worker? (EMAILWIRE.COM, November 05, 2009 ) Fort Lauderdale/Miami FL, The current presidential administration has declared immigration reform to be a high priority issue. At present, the administration has focused primarily on the country’s…

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