Tag archive: RFE on H1b

The new year is right around the corner, which means the deadline for Visa petitions for the 2017 fiscal year is closer than you think. While a plan has been proposed to increase the number of the much sought-after H1B Visa from 65,000 to 110,000 annual slots, no changes have been confirmed as of yet…

The quick answer – Computer Systems Analyst.  These RFEs are pouring in. While most of the H1b visas every year are for STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – jobs, the bulk of the RFE responses to H1b petitions are for Computer Systems Analyst jobs. Why is this?  In their educational requirements policy, the…

Just like last year and the year before, this year we have seen more RFE’s than we ever have in the past. When CIS issues an RFE, a lot of concern and angst arise. A lot is at stake with Visa approval and getting to this point in the process only to have more asked…

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…

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…

On of the decision-making tools in the USCIS’s toolbox is an RFE. They pull this one out when they cannot decide whether to approve your H1B petition or not based on the information provided. You can avoid receiving an RFE by submitting all of the required documentation in a clear and organized fashion the first…

It’s essential to never forget that behind all of the documents, forms, and filing, the person who will ultimately read your work resume, H1-B petition, or REF response is going to be a very busy person. Potential employers can read hundreds of resumes for one single position and USCIS agents have to read thousands of…

Receiving an RFE on your H1-B petition is frustrating to say the least, but you can also take it as a good sign. Your petition is still under consideration and you have a chance to strengthen your case. When the USCIS issues an RFE, you will typically have 12 weeks to respond. Your deadline for…

Not even six years ago only 4% of H1B applications received an RFE. Today, over one in every four petitions are met with an RFE. These visas are in higher demand than ever before and rates of RFEs are higher than ever as well. One of the main reasons for this spike is that educational…

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