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What Makes an Expert?

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What Makes an Expert?

When it comes to responding to RFEs having an Expert Opinion Letter to augment the case has become an essential component of any filing. An Expert Opinion Letter can take many forms, such as an evaluation of the candidate’s credentials, an evaluation of the position as a specialty occupation, a combination of the two, or something else entirely. The purpose of these letters is to demonstrate how the subject of the letter meets the criteria set forth by USCIS. At Park Evaluations, we work with professors from various universities in a multitude of fields of study. We collaborate most frequently with Experts in the fields of Computer Science, Information Technology, Business, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Marketing, Finance, Economics, Data Science, and Mathematics. When recruiting ...

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What is Progressively Responsible Work Experience?

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What is Progressively Responsible Work Experience?

It’s a term that gets thrown around often in the realm of H-1B Visa filings. Maybe you’ve come across it in an RFE or have seen it used glowingly in a former employer’s work letter. Whatever your familiarity with the term, there’s no doubt that one’s chances for H-1B Visa success increase significantly if they can demonstrate that the course of their professional work history has been on a “progressively responsible” trajectory. Below is a dive into what exactly comprises progressive responsibility and why that distinction is so valuable when it comes to making a strong case for your work visa. Work History Vs. Academic Studies Many believe that life’s knowledge is best amassed through a combination of education ...

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The 3:1 Rule

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The 3:1 Rule

The H1-B visa is a visa that allows U.S. employers to temporarily employ foreign workers in specialty occupations. When applying for the H-1B visa, one of the requirements is that the applicant has an equivalent of a United States Bachelor’s degree. Many times the applicant meets this requirement without too much of a problem. However, issues arise when an applicant has a foreign Bachelor’s degree that is only three years in duration. Most, but not all, foreign three-year Bachelor degrees are only equivalent to three years of undergraduate study in the United States. So what is one to do when their foreign degrees lacks the right level of equivalence needed for a H-1B visa? Fortunately, USCIS has ...

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US Equivalency Cheat Sheet for Indian IT Personnel

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US Equivalency Cheat Sheet for Indian IT Personnel

From Satya Nadella (Microsoft) to Sundar Pichai (Google) to Shantanu Narayen (Adobe), the demand for IT experts from India has definitely boomed in recent years. With the increase in demand for IT talent coming from India in recent years, the need to evaluate candidate credentials has become a bit tedious. Luckily, our associate director of evaluations - Howard Borenstein has created this nifty cheat sheet when it comes to evaluating the credentials of your clients' potential hires from India. You can download the cheat sheet using this link.

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Is My Job a Specialty Occupation?

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Is My Job a Specialty Occupation?

Throw a dart. Roll the dice. Get on your knees and pray. Nowadays it seems like these are your only options when petitioning for an H-1B visa on behalf of your client. Immigration processing appears chaotic and random, almost designed to exasperate you to the point where you want to throw up your hands and quit. And who could blame you? Visa applicants with sterling and highly specialized professional records are receiving RFEs at an alarming rate. The stories would make you laugh if the real-life consequences weren’t so painful. Contact Park Evaluations for a Specialty Occupation Expert Letter Today The problem: who knows what a “specialty occupation” is anymore? Take the ongoing case of Anubhav Shandilya, an Indian immigrant who came to ...

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Park Evaluations is the most comprehensive provider of foreign credential evaluations offering all your immigration services needs in one trusted firm. Academic Evaluations Course by Course Evaluations Work Experience Evaluations Specialty Occupation Evaluations Expert Opinion Letters RFEs AACRAO Edge and USCIS Compliant Supports Employment-Based Immigration Visas such as H1-B, EB-1, NIW, O-1 and more Certified Translations PERM Advertising

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At the moment, there are no job openings with Park Evaluations but please check our job board periodically for updates:

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Request a FREE preliminary review of your next case!

[contact-form-7 id="435" title="Free Assessment Form"] Park Evaluations is the most comprehensive provider of foreign credential evaluations offering all your immigration services needs in one trusted firm.    ✓ Academic Evaluations ✓ Course by Course Evaluations ✓ Work Experience Evaluations ✓ Specialty Occupation Evaluations ✓ Expert Opinion Letters ✓ RFEs ✓ AACRAO Edge and USCIS Compliant ✓ Supports Employment-Based Immigration Visas such as H1-B, EB-1, NIW, O-1 and more ✓ Certified Translations ✓ PERM Advertising  

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Why Every Immigration Case Needs A Good Credential Evaluation

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Why Every Immigration Case Needs A Good Credential Evaluation

In the context of immigration, foreign academic credential evaluators are critical in evaluating higher education degrees obtained abroad. Some of the most popular work-based visas require educational degrees. A bachelor’s degree obtained in one country may not always equate to a bachelor’s degree obtained in the U.S. Today, we demystify the evaluation process by looking at the tools evaluators use to assess academic equivalency to a U.S. bachelor’s degree. United States Benchmark In the U.S., primary and secondary school education starts with Kindergarten and lasts through 12 levels (or grades). The final four years (9 th -12 th  grades) are called “high school.” Beyond that, students pursue secondary education at a two-year college, or four-year college or university.  The standard undergraduate bachelor’s degree ...

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