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You’ve heard of the Nightmare RFE and the Double Employment Issue RFE. Get ready, because this is about to be terrifying: This RFE season is the harshest we’ve seen yet. Now, CIS is combining these RFEs. Candidates are now having to defend against requests for evidence regarding every facet of their education AND employment issues….

Some of the most common H1B RFEs are the result of your case, or your employee or client’s case falling into an H1B education trap. The H1B visa is for highly skilled workers coming to the United States with a US bachelor’s degree or higher, or its foreign equivalent to work specialty occupations. This particular…

It’s RFE season! With over one in every four H-1B petitions receiving an RFE in the past few years, there’s a good chance that one of those was sent to you, or your employee or client. While there are many problems associated with receiving an RFE – even more time, money and work invested in…

One filing that very often triggers an RFE is when a beneficiary applies for an H-1B visa for the job offer computer systems analysis. Since his or her degree must be an exact match for the job offer, candidates run into trouble because a US bachelor’s degree in computer systems analysis is extremely rare. Too…

Why does the job Computer Systems Analyst get the most H1b RFEs? With so many STEM jobs filled with H1b workers, it would follow that USCIS is used to seeing this job title on petitions and understand what to do with them. So what’s the recurring problem? The problem does not lie within the job,…

In other words…USCIS is not your friend. Against a backdrop of increased pressure and limited resources, the RFE your client receives in response to his or her petition is not always as unique and specific as it may appear to be. The number of petitions submitted for the same number of visas has forced CIS…

Over the course of the next two months before the H1-b filing date, you will see a lot of articles, blogs, and reports urging you to get your client’s education evaluated for US equivalence. H1-b candidates with degrees from outside of the US are required by CIS to submit a thorough evaluation of their foreign…

Your client’s H1-B eligibility is primarily about his or her education. There are two primary educational requirements CIS evaluates to determine whether or not to approve a candidate’s visa: Does the candidate have a US bachelor’s degree or higher? Does the candidate’s degree match their specialty occupation? Many H1-B candidates do not have US bachelor’s…

The H1B visa requires qualified candidates to hold a bachelor’s degree or higher to work their H1B qualified specialty occupation. This means that your client needs to hold a US bachelor’s degree or its equivalent or higher to qualify for H1B visa status. Seems straightforward enough, right? Wrong. And getting more and more wrong as…

The date to file your client’s H1-B petition for the 2017 fiscal year is coming up fast. Last year’s trends and the trends of years previous are expected to continue, and that means even more petitions flooding in for the same number of annual visas. That also means more RFE’s that you might have to…

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