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Top 5 Tips for Finding a Reliable Credential Evaluation Agency

  • The price is right. If it costs an arm and a leg to get a credential evaluation, look elsewhere. Reliable agencies are low-cost, regardless of what the expensive ones may want you to believe.
    1. The conversation flows. When you feel comfortable talking with an agency, it’s a reflection of their confidence in their work. Discomfort is an indicator that your questions aren’t being answered smoothly, the agency is not confident in their work or knowledgeable about visa and immigration issues, or are otherwise failing to meet your needs. A good conversation that you can walk away from feeling satisfied is a good indicator you’ve found a reliable agency.
    1. Past clients are happy. Never order an evaluation without first getting testimonials from past clients and reading their reviews. No matter how good an agency looks on paper, or sounds over the phone, the experience of people who have done what you are about to do speaks the loudest.
    1. They answer the phone…or email, or text. If you can’t count on an agency to be reliable enough to answer your communications, you can’t count on their evaluation to be reliable either. A credible agency will be available to you in any medium you choose, day or night, every day. This is because reliable agencies that do good work understand the timeframe and pressures of the immigration process. If you can’t reach an agency, don’t order from them.
    1. They offer a range of options. Reliable credential evaluation agencies understand the time crunch of visa deadlines. They are well-versed in the many surprise hang-ups that may arise in the process of H1b petitioning. For this reason, agencies that actually understand the ins and outs of your situation will have a variety of rush delivery options, also available at low prices. Order from agencies that give you inexpensive options.
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    Degree Mill Empire Busted and What it Means for Your Business

    New York Times recently ran an article exposing the degree mill empire. These are companies that sell fraudulent college degrees to patrons. Axact, a Pakistani company with over 2,000 and a highly respected status was recently exposed as a degree mill empire with 370 fake college websites posing as legitimate schools offering legitimate degrees. Patrons can purchase degrees from these fake schools and present them falsely as authentic credentials. Businesses and companies that hire foreign employees are at particular risk of accidentally hiring someone with false credentials. This is because US employers don’t tend to be familiar with colleges and universities in other countries. Also, because of the vast discrepancies between educational systems across the world, it is hard for lay persons to tell whether something is simply different or actually fraudulent. For this reason, before hiring someone – be it a foreign employee or someone from the country your business is based in – have their credentials evaluated. There’s no point in missing out on skilled workers from around the world because of a few bad apples. Since you’ll need to get a credential evaluation for a visa petition anyway, it pays to do it early on before committing to the entire petition process. That way, you’ll have your employee’s credential evaluation ready when it comes time to submit your visa petition, and you’ll know right away whether or not their education is authentic. It’s international education experts who evaluate foreign degrees for US equivalence. These experts are familiar with colleges and universities in other countries and can discern the difference between something that’s just a different educational system or structure, and what’s actually fraud.]]>

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