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I have a degree in mechanical engineering with 1 year experience, i just filed my h1b without an evaluation as a Programmer/Analyst. Since my dgree is not directly related to I.T or computer science, what is required?
asked Apr 14, 2014 in Degree Evaluations by anonymous | 955 views

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USCIS requires that the job offer is very closely related to the education. Otherwise they have been using that as a reason to deny. USCIS has stated: "A generalized degree, absent specialized experience, is insufficient". Your degree in Mechanical Engineering is not specific to the job offer and there is a good chance of an RFE being issued unless you had an evaluation that properly handled this. Generally you need three years of work experience to show one year of college level education for the H1b (that is the 3:1 rule). That one year can change the major from mechanical engineering to a field of programming. However, often, with only one or two years of experience there are things we can do. For this reason we always review the education documents and a resume before the client orders so that client will know what we can and cannot do before they order. Sheila Danzig, Executive Director http://www.TheDegreePeople.com
answered Apr 14, 2014 by anonymous

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