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It’s H1B RFE season and there’s a one in four chance that you or your employee or client received one. RFEs have become increasingly common over the past several years, and CIS approval trends regarding H1B education have changed. RFEs have become not only more common, but also more complex and confusing. For example, the…

Education is a central component of H1B eligibility. This visa is for foreign nationals who work in specialty occupations that require advanced degrees and skills and understanding specialized to their position. If the job does not require a US bachelor’s degree or higher or its equivalent, the job is not considered specialized enough to qualify….

A Request for Evidence, or RFE is a tool that USCIS uses to gather more information on a given case when the documentation providing in the initial filing leaves open gaps and unanswered questions. RFEs, particularly RFEs regarding education when it comes to the H-1B visa, can be extremely complicated and difficult to answer. One…

It’s RFE Season! If you receive an RFE, respond to it as soon as possible. Once you respond and CIS receives the answer, you may have to wait to find out whether or not your H1B petition was approved. You don’t have to be one of those people left in limbo. Respond ASAP and get…

A recent client came to us with a bachelor’s degree in engineering for a job in computer sciences and a big RFE to show for it. Candidates for both H-1B and EB2 visas have been running into this problem because while employers will hire them with degrees in related fields – because of related work…

At TheDegreePeople, we recently helped a client with a three-year bachelor’s degree overturn the Denial he received from USCIS for his EB2 petition. He had over ten years of work experience in his field of employ, a three-year bachelor’s degree, and a two-year master’s degree. PERM requirements for his visa stated he needed a master’s…

There are plenty of good credential evaluators out there who are not a good fit for your EB2 credential evaluation, or your employee or client’s EB2 credential evaluation. They can write accurate evaluations, but not the right one for what you need. Finding the right credential evaluator for your unique case, or your employee or…

PERM requirements for EB2 visas are very specific, and because EB2 petitions take years less time to process than EB3 visas, candidates are tempted to try to make their credentials fit into EB2 status even if they do not fit, or they are not sure whether or not they fit. Do not do this. This…

H1B season is over. Guess what’s next. RFE season. If USCIS continues the pattern of the past few years, we will soon be inundated with RFEs. In recent years, over one in every four H1B petitions are met with an RFE. In the common case that you, your employee, or your client receives an RFE,…

H1B educational requirements are laden with sneaky traps that can tank your client’s case in a hurry. To avoid these traps, it is essential to be aware of the unique educational requirements of each visa, as well as the educational equivalency requirements, which also vary from visa to visa, and change with USCIS trends. Attorneys…

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