Expert Opinion Letters

The term ‘Expert Opinion Letter’ is a broad term, defined as any evaluation performed by an independent expert/professor. While the function of these letters can be customized, these letters most frequently include the evaluation of a combination of academic/experiential credentials, ‘Specialty Occupation’ determinations and evaluations of candidates in the context of specific specialized visa categories (such as H1-B).

Over the years, Park has consistently built up its network of consulting experts that are able to provide these unbiased letters. Today, our network includes more than 200 experts in a variety of fields including, but not limited to the following:

 

Computer Science Mechanical Engineering Chemistry Graphic Design
Business Administration Electronics Engineering Biology Medicine
Finance Industrial Engineering Mathematics Nursing
Management Supply Chain Management Law Physical Education
Marketing Hotel Management Fashion Design Construction Management

Experience Expert Letter

The Experience Expert Letter is an evaluation from an independent expert, typically a college professor, that can be based exclusively on work experience credentials or on a combination of academic/experiential credentials. Our team will assign the evaluation to an appropriate expert in a field directly related to the candidate’s experience. Our professors look at how training, intra-office/position progression, and overall employment duties filled by the candidate equate to academic credit based on USCIS standards. These letters will be accompanied by the evaluating expert’s credentials which will typically include their resume and proof that that they have the authority to grant university-level credits based on experience.

 

In order to produce an Experience Expert Letter, we require the following:

A thorough resume detailing specific jobs held, names of employers, dates of employment, and responsibilities of the positions held.

Reference letters from previous employers verifying all details of the employment mentioned in the resume.

All academic records, including university transcripts, diplomas and English translations

Specialty Occupation Expert Letter

The Specialty Occupation Expert Letter is an evaluation of a professional position to ascertain the industry standard academic prerequisites to fill such a position. This service also analyzes whether a given position qualifies as a ‘Specialty Occupation’ according to USCIS requirements. Further, Park Industry Experts emphasize the core components of Bachelor’s or Master’s Degrees that are often times found to be prerequisites for such a position within the United States. Park’s Specialty Occupation Reports help immigration officers to gain a grasp on specific technical positions – and how they correspond to educational backgrounds, corporate divisions, and occupational fields. These reports are especially valuable to respond to RFEs for H-1B visas.

 

In order to produce a professional Specialty Occupation report, we require the following documents:

A position summary detailing the position’s title, individual and managerial responsibilities, and the requirements for obtaining the position

An employer summary including a short history, description, and details of the size of the company, including annual revenues and quantity of employees.

A reference letter from the employer attesting to the basic facts of the employment summary

Integrated Report

An Integrated Report is an expert opinion letter that is essentially a combination of an Experience Expert Letter and a Specialty Occupation Evaluation.

In order to produce an Integrated Report, we require the following documents:

A thorough resume detailing specific jobs held, names of employers, dates of employment, and responsibilities of the positions held.

Reference letters from previous employers verifying all details of the employment mentioned in the resume.

All academic records, including university transcripts, diplomas and English translations.

An employment summary detailing the position’s title, individual and managerial responsibilities, and the requirements for obtaining the position.

An employer summary including a short history, description, and details of the size of the company, including annual revenues and quantity of employees.

A reference letter from the employer attesting to the basic facts of the employment summary.

Other Expert Opinion Letters (such as O-1, L-1, NIW, EB-1)

Park’s Specialty Expert Opinion Letters are thorough and unbiased assessments of talent, typically produced in support of extraordinary-ability aliens (EB-1), outstanding researchers, national-interest waivers (NIW), labor certifications, and O-1 cases. Experienced Park Experts and evaluators delineate specific points that UCSIS officers often depend on for positive assessments. Our Expert Opinion Letters contain detailed information about the candidate and explain his or her unique talents and technical achievements, delineating all awards, recognized publications, and other relevant information. These comprehensive letters are performed by recognized industry leaders.

In order to produce an Expert Opinion Letter, we require the following documents:

A thorough resume detailing specific jobs held, names of employers, dates of employment, and responsibilities of the positions held.

Reference letters from previous employers verifying all details of the employment mentioned in the resume.

All academic records, including diplomas, transcripts, and postgraduate degrees.

Additional reference letters from industry colleagues.

Copies of all relevant publications and conference presentations.

A list of any and all industry association memberships as well as any honors or awards.

Schedule of Rates

 

Specialized Reports Standard (5 day) 3 Day (Rush) Next Day
Experience Expert Letter $ 475 $ 575 $ 750*
Specialty Occupation Expert Letter $ 525 $ 625 $ 750*
Integrated Report $ 625 $ 725 $ 875*
Expert Opinion Letters for L, O, I-140 & EB Please call for estimates
Translations Please call/email for estimate

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Application Notes

1. For ‘individual’ clients without a corporate account, a prepayment form will be required prior to initiating any case. If you are unable to figure out the amount for your service, please contact us.

2. Cases received after 1PM EST will be considered as having been received the following business day for the purposes of calculating turnaround time.

3. For large volume corporate clients, the application form can be considered to be optional, assuming that the relevant data is included with your request. Relevant data is defined as the service requested as well as the candidate’s full legal name in the following format: Mr/Ms LASTNAME, First Name.

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