H-1B beneficiaries with education credentials earned outside of the United States need to include a credential evaluation in their initial petition. This document shows USCIS the educational value of the foreign credential in terms of US academic value. Since possessing a bachelor’s degree or higher is a central eligibility requirement for this visa, it is essential to show the foreign credential is at LEAST the equivalent of a US bachelor’s degree.
This is not a straightforward process. Some foreign degrees share titles with US degrees but have different academic values. Secondary and post-secondary education program duration varies from country to country. Classroom contact hours do not directly evaluate into years of education. USCIS is very picky about what they will accept as the equivalent of a US credential, and this gets even more specific when it comes to degree specialization for H-1B visas.
The RIGHT credential evaluation is written uniquely to address the beneficiary’s education and work experience, the proffered position, H-1B eligibility requirements, and USCIS approval trends. Many credential evaluation agencies write cookie-cutter evaluations that don’t take non-educational factors into account. These evaluations will NOT get the visa approved. The right evaluation agency will be available to communicate via text, call, email, or social media with prompt response across all platforms, offer affordable rush delivery options, and write each evaluation uniquely. The first two attributes show that they understand what visa applicants need from service providers. You will be able to tell if the agency writes unique evaluations if they ask about the following factors: the education, work experience, the visa, and the job. All of these aspects need to be taken into account when writing an evaluation that will clearly show USCIS that the beneficiary has the equivalent of a US bachelor’s degree or higher in the exact field of the H-1B job.
At CCI TheDegreePeople.com, we write every evaluation to uniquely fit the situation. We always keep one eye on USCIS to track approval trends to prevent RFEs and Denials. Let us review your case before you file.
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Sheila Danzig is the director of CCI TheDegreePeople.com. Sheila specializes in overturning RFEs and Denials for work visas.