Expert Opinion Letters

Trustforte is the world’s leading provider of educational credentials equivalency evaluations, analytical reports which determine the equivalency in the US educational system of a candidate’s foreign academic and professional credentials. Our evaluations are recognized as among the most accurate and informative assessments of foreign credentials by the US Citizenship and Immigration Service, the US Labor Department, professional advisory boards, international academic advisory organizations, and American universities.

Expert Opinion Letters are comprehensive analyses of the educational and professional achievements of a candidate performed by recognized authorities in the field of specialization. These advisory opinions and peer assessments are used to support cases for extraordinary ability aliens, outstanding researchers, national interest waivers, labor certifications, and O-1 classifications. Expert opinion letters review the credentials, achievements, and innovations of the candidate in light of industry standards and the outstanding accomplishments of colleagues in the specific field. Advisory analyses are prepared by Trustforte in collaboration with university professors, scholars, research scientists, industry executives, and other leading authorities.

Documents Required for an expert opinion letter:

  • detailed resume specifying jobs held, names of companies, month/year, and job duties
  • supporting letters from previous employers specifying periods of employment, job titles, and job duties
  • diplomas, transcripts, and postgraduate degrees
  • draft of supporting letter from employer
  • publications and conference presentations
  • newspaper articles
  • prizes and awards
  • reference letters from peers

Trustforte’s evaluators and staff attorneys are knowledgeable in the laws and regulations of the US Citizenship and Immigration Service (US CIS). We are familiar with the different requirements concerning evaluations at the various US CIS Service Centers and keep abreast of changes in US CIS standards procedures for reviewing evaluations. All Trustforte evaluations are prepared in accordance with the guidelines of the US CIS. The resumes enclosed with the evaluations specify the qualifications of our firm and our evaluators, as well as memberships in various educational organizations. Our firm and its evaluators are members of various professional organizations, including NAFSA: Association of International Educators, and the National Association of Graduate Admissions Professionals. Our evaluators include (1) an in-house staff comprised of foreign academic credentials experts, university professors, admissions officers, guidance counselors, attorneys, and experts in computer science, engineering, business, science, liberal arts, and the fine arts; and (2) university professors and industry leaders who are recognized authorities in their fields of expertise.