FIS can assist immigration clients by referring to professors and industry experts to support petitions to USCIS and the Department of Labor (DOL) that determine foreign educational degree equivalencies of academic credentials, education plus professional work experience, extraordinary ability (O-1 and EB-1), national interest waivers, establish "specialty occupation" or industry standards for professional positions, and respond to PERM audits for "business necessity".
While expert opinion letters have been written in each of the samples below, each case is different and professor availability can change, so it is best to Contact FIS to discuss your expert opinion needs as the first step.
Following are many of the academic degree fields in which Expert Opinion letters have been written and approved by USCIS, as well as a sample of professional positions ("specialty occupations")
Business fields: Accounting, business administration, economics, finance, management, management information systems (MIS), marketing and others.
Samples of "specialty occupation" positions: Market Research Analyst, Marketing Manager, Logistics Manager, International Business Analyst, Accountant, Credit Analyst, Purchasing Manager
Computer and Information Technology fields: Computer science, computer technology, computer information systems (CIS), information technology (IT), management information systems (MIS) and others.
Samples of "specialty occupation" positions: Systems Analyst, Network Administrator, Project Lead/Software Engineer, Programmer Analyst, Web Administrator
Engineering/Technology fields: Automotive, chemical, construction, electrical, industrial, manufacturing, materials, mechanical, systems and others.
Samples of "specialty occupation" positions: Construction Manager, Director of Advanced Product Development, Tool Design Program Manager
Humanities/Arts fields: Communication, dance, education, English, fashion design, film/digital media, fine arts, graphic design, interior design, journalism, literature, music, technical writing, theatre, urban planning, and others.
Samples of "specialty occupation" positions: Graphic Designer, Music Director, Public Relations Specialist, Teacher, Journalist, Film Archivist, Technical Writer
Science fields: Actuarial science, biochemistry, biotechnology, exercise sciences, food sciences, health sciences, physics, quantitative analysis, and others.
Samples of "specialty occupation" positions: Sports Instructors, Rehabilitation Coordinator
Service fields: Hospitality management, human resources, nursing, public administration, public health, and others.
Samples of "specialty occupation" positions: Health Educator, Human Resources Manager, Director of Nursing Administration, and others.