Accepted Documentation to Demonstrate H-1B Beneficiary has Completed Degree Requirements

The California Service Center (CSC) has issued a statement regarding what type of documentation is sufficient proof that an H-1B beneficiary has completed the requisite degree requirements for the specialty occupation. The documentation that may be submitted to satisfy the degree requirements includes: (1) a final transcript; (2) a letter from the Registrar; or (3) a letter executed by the person in charge of the records of the educational institution where the degree was awarded. Additionally, if option three is utilized, proof must be provided that the person is authorized to issue such letters.

It is recommended that these documents are provided in the initial H-1B visa filing in order to avoid an RFE or possible outright denial.

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