A nonimmigrant visa allowing entry into U.S. to receive certain types of training
The H-3 visa is a nonimmigrant visa, which allows foreign nationals to enter the U.S. temporarily to receive training from a U.S. company. However, you may not come for a graduate program or medical training, and the training must not be available in the trainee’s home country.
The H-3 visa also allows foreign nationals to enter the U.S. as Special Education Exchange Visitors who intend to participate in training programs that provide for practical training and experience in the education of children with physical, mental or emotional disabilities.
To qualify for an H-3 visa, you must be coming to the U.S. to receive training in areas such as commerce, agriculture, government, professions, finance, agriculture, or in an industrial institution. You must prove that:
A trainee is able to travel freely in and out of the U.S. with an H-3 visa. Also, the visa is valid for up to a 2-year period. A final advantage is that your spouse and unmarried, minor children are entitled to enter the U.S. on derivative H-4 visa status.
When compiling documentation for eligibility for H-3 visa petitions, both from the employer side and trainee side, it is not an instinctive process. Even in cases where a petition includes the required documents, papers should be presented in a logical format so that the immigration officer reviewing the case will make a favorable decision.
To discuss with an experienced business immigration lawyer if this is the right visa for you and if you can qualify under this category, please feel free to contact us by email or call us at 314-648-2929.