Foreign nationals who wish to travel to the United States for training in a particular field of endeavor or to participate in a special education exchange visitor training program must apply for an H-3 nonimmigrant visa with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Since any immigration matter can be incredibly complex and have a considerable potential for error, it is important that prospective applicants consult with a skilled immigration lawyer to minimize their chances of encountering any unnecessary hiccups. At USILAW, our immigration lawyers have an intimate understanding of the laws and regulations surrounding the H-3 visa application process and can provide the strong legal guidance you need to maximize your chances of approval.
Unlike H-1B, H-2A, and H-2B visas which permit foreign nationals to enter the United States for temporary employment purposes, H-3 visas are solely for the purpose of providing the foreign national with the necessary knowledge and skills to perform work outside of the United States. H-3 visas do not provide foreign nationals with the ability to pursue employment on U.S. soil. In order to be granted H-3 visa classification, a United States employer or organization must file a Form I-129, Petition for Nonimmigrant worker with the USCIS and be able to satisfy the following criteria:
H-3 trainees must be invited by an individual or organization to receive training in any field, including agriculture, commerce, communications, finance, government, transportation, or some other type of profession. Prospective H-3 trainees must include a statement in their petition that describes the type of training they will receive, the structure of the training program, the amount of time the training will require, which career abroad the training will prepare them for, why they must be trained in the United States, and any sort of compensation the trainee or employer will receive for the training.
At USILAW, our immigration attorneys are passionate about helping individuals from all walks of life legally enter the United States and access the occupational training they need to better their lives. With compassionate support and an unparalleled dedication, we can take the guesswork out of applying for H-3 classification and handle any issues that should arise on your behalf. To find out more about how our team of knowledgeable professionals can assist you, schedule a confidential consultation or contact our office online today.