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Is the translation and copy of foreign degree sufficient?

Employment based immigration petition requires a degree, the beneficiary has a foreign degree, should that be evaluated or is a translation sufficient?

Employer wishes to file I-140 and attach a copy of the translation and foreign language degree. Should the degree and translation be sent to be evaluated and include the evaluation with the I-140 submission or is the translation and copy of degree in foreign language enough?

A foreign degree must be equivalent to a US degree to qualify for a position requiring a degree. Not all foreign degrees are equivalent. An evaluation supports the position it qualifies. It is important that the foreign degree and transcript with translations be evaluated by a qualified credentials evaluation service.

About Green Card through Employment

The most common form of green card sponsorship through employment is PERM labor certification. The first employment visas to the US are usually nonimmigrant visas. Because they take less time to obtain. We have assisted thousands of people and we file hundreds of nonimmigrant and immigrant petitions every year.

Here is a brief introduction of the green card process through employment. It consists of three steps: labor certification, immigrant petition, and green card application. You may find an article on our website helpful as well:

We are very successful in preparing labor certifications and subsequent immigrant visas and green cards for employees that need special attention. We prepare many of such petitions each year among the hundreds of those we prepare. Currently, the Department of Labor is randomly auditing about 40% of the PERM labor certification filings. Although, we cannot guarantee your filing will not be audited. Our PERM filings are seldom audited by the DOL. Maybe that is because we prepare our filings with the audit in mind as we perform all the steps along the way. Unlike, most firms who only prepare an audit file after they receive an audit notice. We can’t be sure, but maybe it’s our reputation for paying attention to all the details that results in our lack of audits. We look forward to assisting you.

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