Friday, April 19, 2013 - 15:44

Validation Instrument for Business Enterprises (VIBE) System


USCIS sent an RFE for my H-1B petition and indicated that they have attempted to validate the company or organization in its Validation Instrument for Business Enterprises (VIBE) system. What is this?


USCIS has indicated that VIBE allows USCIS to electronically receive commercially available information from an Immigrant Investor Program (IIP), currently Dun and Bradstreet (D&B), about apetitioning company or organization.  This information includes:
•    Business activities, such as type of business (North American IndustryClassification Systemcode), trade payment information, and status (active or inactive)
•    Financial standing, including sales volume and credit standing
•    Number of employees, both on-site and globally
•    Relationships with other entities, including foreign affiliates
•    Type of office (for example, single entities, branches, subsidiaries and headquarters)
•    Type of legal entity (for example, LLC, partnership or corporation)
•    Company executives
•    Date of establishment as a business entity
•    Current physical address