Will My Non-US College Degree Work For Employment In the US?

Will My Non-US College Degree Work For Employment In the US?

August 22, 2019 1 By Stanley Isaacs


(upbeat music) – If the foreign spouse finally receives their green card, does he or she educational background
get credited in the U.S. so they can work at companies
like banks, et cetera. Okay, well that of
course has nothing to do with the government, that
really just comes down to the company you’re working for. Generally speaking yes,
I mean if you’ve got a degree from wherever,
University of Frankfurt, or University of Philippines or something, yes it’s completely up to the company that’s hiring you. Our experience though is that yes that there’s no problem,
they’ll be accepted. Well now, when it comes
to licensing though, that’s different like if
you had a nurse license, you’re gonna have to redo
that here in the U.S. If you were a doctor,
if you were a lawyer, any of these occupations
that require a license from the government, no the license from the foreign company will
not transfer directly. you’ll have to get relicensed, education, teaching license,
all of those kind of things. But the actual degree itself, that’s up to the company if they want to recognize your degree
from University of Singapore, whatever and typically
we see that they do. Now, if you want to transfer those credits to a U.S. university to try
and continue your education, work on a masters degree
or maybe complete a degree you didn’t complete, that
again there’s a board and there are, there’s a whole process to determine if they’re
gonna accept the credits and that again is up
to whatever university you might go to but if you’re
just gonna go get a job and you’ve got a business degree or something like that or an IT degree, generally you have no
problem with those at all but if it’s trying to get accepted into a university here
or a government license, yes you will have some work
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