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H1B, I140, TN or E3 RFE or Denial? How to get the RIGHT expert opinion letter

Mar 14, 2024

Facing an H1B I140 Request for Evidence (RFE) or Denial can be a daunting challenge. To navigate this successfully, acquiring an expert opinion letter that meets the stringent requirements of USCIS is crucial. This guide delves into the comprehensive steps to secure the RIGHT expert opinion letter, ensuring it aligns perfectly with USCIS expectations and […]

Read More Inside Advice: How to Make Your H-1B Petition Virtually RFE-Proof

Mar 4, 2024

Securing an H-1B visa involves meticulous preparation to ensure your petition is resilient against the scrutiny of USCIS, especially when it comes to Requests for Evidence (RFEs). experts emphasize the importance of addressing the foundational H-1B eligibility requirements comprehensively and proactively in your petition. 1. Specialty Occupation The cornerstone of H-1B eligibility is the […]

Read More Reveal Best Practices For Answering Complex H-1B RFEs

Feb 23, 2024

Complex Requests for Evidence (RFEs) in H-1B visa petitions present significant challenges, often involving multiple aspects of eligibility. Such RFEs occur when U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) identifies critical issues in a petition, leading to comprehensive case reviews. The complexity of these RFEs can range from issues with specialty occupation and wage level to […]

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Dec 28, 2023

Requests for Evidence (RFEs) for H-1B applicants often arise when the education obtained is from an unaccredited institution.  Although many legitimate institutions lack accreditation for various reasons, such as being new or nontraditional, this can hinder the recognition of the educational value according to U.S. academic standards. For H-1B applicants with degrees from unaccredited colleges, […]

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How to Answer an Education RFE for Unaccredited College

Oct 23, 2023

Education RFEs are common for H-1B applicants.  One of the issues applicants run into is when their education is from an institution that is not accredited.  Many legitimate institutions do not have accreditation for a variety of reasons – they are new, they are newly reopened, they are nontraditional, they are under new ownership, and […]

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Case Study: Specialty Occupation RFE Overturned with Expert Opinion Letter

Oct 10, 2023

In recent years, computer programmers applying for H-1B visa status have run into approval issues.  This is because the position’s entry in the Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook states that to be employed in this position the applicant must hold an Associate’s Degree, rather than a Bachelor’s Degree, even though a Bachelor’s Degree educational […]

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Case Study: Education RFE for NO College OVERTURNED

Sep 28, 2023

The first of FY2024 is coming up fast, and that means the last rounds of RFEs are in full swing.  Education RFEs are common hangups for H-1B candidates because pathways through education are as varied as there are beneficiaries.  One education issue that may seem insurmountable is when a beneficiary has absolutely no college education. […]

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Case Study: Specialty Occupation Issue Prevented

Sep 6, 2023

Specialty Occupation RFES have become a perennial issue facing H-1B applicants.  At CCI, we answer these RFEs with an expert opinion letter written by an expert in the field of the H-1B job with extensive experience working in the field including making hiring decisions regarding the H-1B position.  We ask our clients to provide […]

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Vocational and Career Colleges Attract Rising Number of International Students

Aug 30, 2023

The secret is out.  Career and vocational colleges offer an affordable alternative to four-year universities and colleges.  These educational paths also offer a streamlined education to employment pipeline, with instructors who are also field professionals and skills training directly applicable to the workforce students will soon enter.  It’s not just US nationals who are making […]

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