UMD: A Globally Connected University
The foreign credentials evaluation for H-1B applicants is required by USCIS when the highest degree earned is from an institution outside of the U.S.
It is the responsibility of the applicant to obtain their own evaluation. Department of State Regulations require J-1 scholars have earned a minimum of a Bachelor's. Once the evaluation is received, the applicant will upload the document to the H-1B “Educational & Employment History” e-form in iTerp or forward to assigned ISSS advisor. The applicant be able to use this evaluation for other employment and immigration needs in the future. The University of Maryland uses the following agencies to complete these evaluations:
The applicant should be prepared to submit the following documents to the credentials evaluator (documentation may differ by evaluation agency):
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