Whether you’re filing the initial H-1B petition or facing an education RFE, there are many cases in which the beneficiary will need to include a credential evaluation.  Here are some reasons why:

  • No college or incomplete college
  • Degree earned outside of the United States
  • Degree is a three-year degree
  • Generalized degree
  • Degree in a major that does not match the H-1B job.

If the beneficiary’s education is ANYTHING BUT a US bachelor’s degree or higher in the exact field of the H-1B job, you will need to include a credential evaluation that clearly shows USCIS that their education and work experience comprises the equivalency of the required degree in terms of US academic value.

However, finding the right agency to write this credential evaluation can be murky business because the industry is not regulated.  Often, an agency will write a cookie-cutter evaluation that does not address the unique situation of the H-1B beneficiary.  An effective evaluation is written uniquely to the situation, taking the job, the education, past work experience, the visa, and USCIS approval trends all into account.

How do you know when you’ve found the right credential evaluation agency?  Look for these GREEN flags:

  • They are members of a professional organization that holds its members to standards of excellence.
  • They are great communicators, responding promptly to text, email, phone, and social media.
  • They offer a free consultation and reasonable prices even for rush delivery.
  • They ask about the job, the education, and the visa.
  • They provide references when asked.

At CCI The DegreePeople.com, we check all the boxes.  We have an over 90% rate for successfully overturning education RFEs and all of our credential evaluations are written uniquely by international education experts.

For a free review of your case, visit www.ccifree.com.  We will respond in 4 hours or less.

Sheila Danzig

Sheila Danzig is the director of CCI TheDegreePeople.com.  Sheila specializes in overturning RFEs and Denials for work visas.

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