Case Study: A 3-Year Degree with an RFE: Approved

U.S. equivalency of a Master’s Degree. The USCIS issued an RFE, stating that the client’s Bachelor’s Degree was not the U.S. equivalency of a Bachelor’s Degree, and that therefore his Master’s Degree also could not be equivalent. The client applied to us for a foreign education credentials evaluation, and we issued an evaluation report, together with adequate evidence, to demonstrate clearly that his Bachelor Degree was indeed the U.S. equivalency to a Bachelor Degree, and that therefore his Master’s Degree was equal to a U.S.Master Degree. He submitted the educational evaluation together with the evidence, and received approval for his labor certificate only a few weeks later]]>

Case Study: 3-Year Indian Degree receives I-140 Approval

3-year degree university in India, after completing a year of higher secondary school, which is equivalent to one year of postsecondary education. After completing this degree program, he went on to attend a 2-year Master Degree Program in that country. Recently, we received notice that his I-140 had received approval, just a month after we had completed his educational evaluation. We were able successfully to demonstrate that a 3-Year Indian Degree is the U.S. equivalency of a Bachelor Degree, and that the client indeed had the U.S. equivalency of a Master’s Degree. The USCIS issued strict requirements governing the acceptance of a 3-year degree as equivalent to a Bachelor Degree in the United States. Many foreign education credentials evaluation agencies have had limited success with I-140 approval in these cases. We have received a number of clients from these agencies who have had RFEs or even denials because of these requirements. Thanks to the hard work and continuing research of our academic expert, Professor John Kersey, and the Career Consulting International‘s Executive Director, Ms. Sheila Danzig, we have been fortunate to experience a high level of success with these equivalencies. Our academic experts are committed to ongoing research and continuing education that make it possible for our clients to gain approval – even after an RFE or denial.]]>

Case Study: 3-Year Degree

I-140immigration visa, and received an RFE from the USCIS. After consulting several foreign credential evaluation agencies, he found none who were willing to submit an evaluation report showing his 3-year degree to be the U.S. equivalency of a Bachelor Degree. Then he turned to Career Consulting International. We were able to offer him an educational evaluation demonstrating his 3-year Bachelor Degree to be equal to a U.S. Bachelor Degree as the labor certificate demanded. We did this by offering an evaluation report, an expert opinion letter, and 250 pages of documentation supporting the position that the two degrees were equivalent. He was happy to share with us later that we had successfully answered the RFEand his I-140 had been approved. While we could not offer him a 100 percent guarantee that his foreign degree would be accepted, we could show him that we have had considerable success in demonstrating the equivalency of these two degrees.]]>

Case Study: RFE for Labor Certificate

USCIS recognizes that a client’s foreign degree is the U.S.equivalency of a Bachelor Degree, but disagrees that the client’s educational experience meets labor certificate requirements. In these cases, a functional equivalency must be shown between the labor certificate and the degree obtained. In this particular case, a client approached Career Consulting Internationalafter receiving an RFE from the USCIS. He held a Bachelor Degree in Engineering, but his immigration visa requirements required a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science. We were able to supply extensive research materials and evidence to issue an expert opinion demonstrating how the two degrees were in fact functionally equivalent. With the educational evaluation and the expert opinion, we were able to successfully answer the RFE. The client received approval for his visa.]]>

Case Study: EB2 Denial Successfully appealed.

educational evaluation for a work visa indicating that his foreign academic credentials were equivalent to a four-year degree. The USCIS issued a denial, indicating that the evaluation report had combined two degrees to issue the U.S.equivalency of a single four-year degree. Career Consulting International was able to offer an expert opinion that, combined with a large quantity of research, persuasively demonstrated that the client’s foreign credentials were equal to a four-year degree. Furthermore, this was done without attempting to combine the client’s foreign degrees to achieve this equivalency. The USCIS found the evaluation persuasive, and reversed the denial on appeal.]]>

Case Study: 4-Year Degree Completed in Three Years

USCIS denied his immigration visa on the basis that he had actually completed a 3-year degree rather than a four-year Bachelor Degree. Using extensive research material, CCI was able to issue a foreign academic credentials evaluation indicating that the client had indeed graduated from a four-year Bachelor Degree program. On appeal, the USCIS reviewed the information and concluded that the client did indeed have the U.S. equivalency of a four-year Bachelor Degree. His immigration visa was approved.]]>

Case Study: Another I-140 Visa Approved

AAO after only one year. Then he came to Career Consulting International. We were able to show that his 3-year degree was the U.S. equivalency of a four-year Bachelor Degree in the same field. We also issued an evaluation report indicating that the client’s Associate Membership in the Indian Institute of Metals (AMIM) was the U.S. equivalency of a Master Degree in Metals Engineering. The client’s attorney used these evaluations to submit a brief arguing that the client’s petition should be approved. The client’s I-140 visa was subsequently granted.]]>

Case Study: I-140 Approval for 3-year Indian Degrees

U.S. equivalency of a four-year Bachelor Degree. With the evaluation report and an expert opinion by Professor John Kersey, Mr. K’s attorney immediately filed a motion to reopen his case. The client’s I-140 was subsequently approved. Our client had the following advice to offer other persons in the same situation: Apply for MTR/Appeal within 30 days from the date of rejection(please be strict with this time line, even a day delayed will take the case to AAO, which takes like 15 months for a decision, and the decision will mostly likely be negative if you go to AAO). 2. Do NOT send evaluation from two evaluators, I have heard from my lawyer that those cases have been denied stating the reason that evaluations are not exactly similar. 3. Have a Subject by Subject evaluation to prove that you have at least 120 credits (equivalent of US Bachelor Degree). This worked well for our client!]]>

Case Study: Chartered Accountancy Certificates = a U.S. Master Degree

RFE from the USCIS regarding his Chartered Accountancy (CA) Certificate from India. The RFE stated that theUSCIS did not believe that his CA was the U.S. equivalency of a Master Degree, which was the requirement for his employment visa. Career Consulting International was asked to deliver a foreign credentials evaluation of the client’s Indian Bachelor Degree and CA certificate. In oureducational evaluation, we were able to demonstrate that his foreign degree and certification was indeed the U.S. equivalency demanded by the labor certificate. The USCIS reviewed our evaluation report and determined that we correctly evaluated the client’s education. As a consequence, his visa was approved.]]>

Case Study: 3-Year Degree and Master Degree from India

Recently, our clients here at Career Consulting International have been consistently writing us that they are having a great deal of success with ourforeign credentials evaluations. Lately, we’ve had several clients write and let us know that their I-140 visas have been approved as a result of our evaluation reports. Our most recent success story was a client with a 3-Year Indian degree in Business and a Master Degree in Business Management. We were able to offer an expert opinion that his degrees were the U.S. equivalency of a Master Degree as demanded for his labor requirement. We did this through equating each of his foreign degrees to its U.S. equivalency. We showed that his foreign diploma for high school was equal to an accreditedU.S. high school diploma, and that his Bachelor Degree was equal to a U.S.Bachelor Degree. Finally, we offered substantial evidence that his Master Degree was equal to a Master Degree from an accredited U.S. university. After examining our foreign academic credentials evaluation, the USCISagreed. Our client’s immigration visa was approved on the basis that Immigration Services agreed that he indeed met the educational requirements for his position.  


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