Tag archive: work visa

If you are, or if you have clients or employees involved in the H1B process, chances are you’ve heard of the RFE of the year: the Level 1 Wages RFE. This RFE posits that the job of computer programmer at Level 1 Wages is not specialized to meet CIS requirements for the H1B visa. To…

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….

We’re deep in RFE season, which means at least one in four of every H-1B beneficiary selected in the lottery has likely received one. Education RFEs are common for H-1B beneficiaries because this particular visa relies heavily on the education of each candidate in terms of requirements. In fact, your eligibility, or your employee or…

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…

Every year, we see more and more education RFEs on H1-B visas. In the recent past, maybe 4% tops of all H1-B petitions were met with RFE’s. Now, around 25% of all of these petitions are met with RFEs. Issues with a candidate’s education are very common reasons USCIS will issue an RFE. Why are…

Across the country, US master’s programs are throwing open their doors to students from India.  At least, in theory.  While many of these colleges claim to welcome Indian students into their master’s programs, a deeper discrimination still exists that keeps bright, talented students from the very programs that need them. For whatever reason, US master’s…

Consider this: the last time the US government made a massive overhaul to reform the immigration system was before the fall of the Berlin Wall. The world has changed drastically and the marketplace of goods, services, and innovations has gone global. Especially with the recent rapid expansion of the IT industry and rampant technological advances,…

Is your company getting ready for the annual H1B visa race? Are you hoping to process enough visas to meet personnel needs? Or are you one of the professionals waiting to see whether the <abbr title=”United States Citizenship and Immigration Services”>USCIS</abbr> will allow you to enter the U.S. on a temporary work visa? How will…

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