Welcome to H1BSupport.Com, please Ask a Question and an H1B Expert will provide an answer within 24 Hours!
Ask a question:

How Functional Equivalency can Get Your Client’s Visa Approved

514 views 5 comments
posted Mar 11, 2016 in RFEs (H1B, I-140, PERM, Consulate) by Sheila Danzig (8,100 points)

But what is functional equivalency? 

To answer this question, let’s take a look at what an educational equivalency actually is.  For your client’s education to meet visa requirements, you must show that they either have the advanced US degree required for their specialty occupation, or its foreign equivalent.  Sometimes, equivalencies across borders, educational systems, and cultures are far from straightforward and cannot simply be evaluated by hours or years or study.  In these cases, you need to prove functional equivalency.

An equivalency means that the candidate has the educational experience that has resulted in the same knowledge base and skill set required to work their specialty occupation that a US degree would result in.  Equivalency is not always interpreted in a literal sense.  Looking up correspondence between degree majors and titles only goes so far when your client has a degree or major that exists in their home country, but not in the United States. 

It is possible to device an equivalency based on an understanding of the role of the credential concerned as it functions within its native system, independently of what the major, degree, or title is called.  This is particularly true when considering credentials that have a professional or vocational orientation.

To see how this works, let’s take a look at how the US Bachelor’s of Science degree functions in terms of admission to a US Master’s of Business Administration program.  By looking at this functional relationship, we can see that the US Bachelor’s of Science equips candidates with the required knowledge base and skill set US MBA programs require students to have to be successful in MBA programs. 

Take a US Bachelor of Science with a major in Physics and a US Master of Business Administration.  While at first glance, these degrees and majors are unrelated, when considered from the perspective of MBA admissions, a relationship CAN be established because the MBA has a long history of admitting students with Bachelor’s of Science degrees in Physics.  They are functionally related in this way.  This illustrates that a Bachelor’s of Science in Physics is a functional step – a prerequisite – to an MBA credential.  This has particular relevance where USCIS requires that two credentials are related in order to meet a given PERM requirement.  Examining admissions practices in Master’s programs in the United States reveals other useful functional relationships not only in the business world, but also in areas such as computer sciences and information management. 

If your client has a foreign degree without a clear US equivalency, or a vocational or professional credential, they need to have their education reviewed by an evaluator who possesses a deep understanding of the stages of education in systems around the world.  The evaluator you are looking for understands how these systems function so they can discern and clearly explain the functional equivalency of your client’s education.

About the Author

Sheila Danzig

Sheila Danzig is the Executive Director of TheDegreePeople.com a Foreign Credentials Evaluation Agency.  For a no charge analysis of any difficult case, RFE, Denial, or NOID, please go to http://www.ccifree.com/ or call 800.771.4723.

5 Comments

commented Mar 14, 2016 by bessiewarren75 (120 points)
Refactoring is great when you need to ensure practical comparability. http://www.buyessaytoday.com/sites-providing-the-best-essay
 the remarkable contrast in the middle of refactoring and revamping (as depicted above) is that .... Assessment: Despite the drawbacks, I've observed this to be the best arrangement.
commented Oct 5, 2016 by Willis Covert

The quality of the paper we write has been instrumental in promoting us as the top custom paper writing service online. In order to make sure click the link - https://writemyessayquick.com/custom-writing/

replied Nov 21, 2017 by rebeccahickshq

I appreciate it!. I really like it when people get together and share ideas. Great website, continue the good work!. Either way, great web and I look forward to seeing it grow over time. Thank you so much. |=>super smash flash 2 |=>bloons tower defense 5

commented Apr 12 by anonymous
commented Apr 23 by hireitpeople (888 points)
This site is powered by http://www.hireitpeople.com All Articles are written and Questions are answered by H1B Experts at Hire IT People, Inc | If you are looking for a Project or an H1B Visa Transfer, with Immediate Green Card Process (From Day one) please call us at (800) 693-8939 or email at h1btransfer@hireitpeople.com. We are experts in handling Client letter matters, Specialty Occupation. | We provide excellent Employment Benefits and we work with Direct Clients |

https://www.hireitpeople.com/employee-benefits
https://www.hireitpeople.com/h1b-visa-transfer
https://www.hireitpeople.com/employment-based-green-card-process

H1B Employer, H1B Sponsor, H1B Transfer, h1b visa transfer,
H1B Sponsoring Companies, h1b visa consultants, companies sponsoring h1b visa, h1b attorney, h1b jobs, h1b visa employer
Name
Email

If you are looking for a Project or an H1B Visa Transfer, with Immediate GC Process, please call us at (800) 693-8939 or h1btransfer@hireitpeople.com

...