H1-B visa and Embassy Issue

Old May 25th 2012, 12:24 am
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Dear All,

I have an employer in United States who is willing to sponsor me an H1-B visa. Below are my qualifications:

Bachelor's in Computer Science (From a non recognized/ accredited college in Pakistan)
Masters in Computer Science (From a non recognized/ accredited College in Pakistan)
Master's in IT (From a recognized / accredited university in UK)

As you can see above that my Bachelors and Masters in Computer Science from Pakistan are not recognized by HEC( Higher Education Commission).Higher Education Commission is a government organization that verifies and recognizes Pakistani degrees I have a recognized Master's degree from UK. I have an Academic Equivalency Evaluation report of my UK Master's degree from Trustforte Corporation (http://www.trustfortecorp.com/). The report states that my UK Masters degree is equivalent to Master of Science degree in Computer Information Systems from an accredited US College or university, I did send Trustforte Corporation copies of my non recognized Bachelors and Masters degrees that I got from Pakistan plus a copy of my recognized UK Master degree. Now on US Embassy Pakistan web site (http://islamabad.usembassy.gov/niv_temp_worker.html) it is mentioned that all H and L applicants should submit Original degrees and transcripts for Bachelors and onward qualifications so that they can be verified by Higher Education Commission . Now Higher Education Commission won't verify my Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Pakistan since they are from non accredited colleges. Can't I just show my UK Masters degree. I am not sure what to do. Please advise

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What did your Employers Lawyer say?
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My Employers don't have a lawyer
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Originally Posted by Naeem Usman
Now on US Embassy Pakistan web site it is mentioned that all H and L applicants should submit Original degrees and transcripts for Bachelors and onward qualifications so that they can be verified by Higher Education Commission . Now Higher Education Commission won't verify my Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Pakistan since they are from non accredited colleges. Can't I just show my UK Masters degree. I am not sure what to do. Please advise
The instructions don't say "submit only accredited degrees and transcripts..." They want you to submit all your degrees and transcripts... accredited or not. Send them all. Be sure to also send your UK Master's degree info.

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My Employers don't have a lawyer
That's highly unusual. Tread carefully.

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Would an Academic Equivalency Report benefit me. If I have an outside expert evaluate my credentials and report that I have the equivalent of a US masters.


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Would an Academic Equivalency Report benefit me. If I have an outside expert evaluate my credentials and report that I have the equivalent of a US masters.


cheers,
Naeem
Perhaps. Let your employer tell you which company to use for the equivalency report, though, as everyone uses a different one, and can be very picky about it. It's the employer's choice on this one.

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We have used Trustforte Corporation (http://www.trustfortecorp.com/).
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