H-3 Visa

The H-3 visa offers individuals a unique opportunity for specialized training in the United States. Contact us today and discover how we can help with your H-3 visa process. Take the first step towards unlocking the doors to your enriching U.S. training experience and pave the way for your professional growth.

What is the H-3 Visa?

The H-3 visa is a non-immigrant visa category that allows foreign nationals to come to the U.S. for training in a particular field or to participate in a special education exchange program. The primary purpose of the H-3 visa is to offer instruction and training that is not available in the applicant’s home country.

Who Qualifies for the H-3 Visa?

There are two primary categories for H-3 visa eligibility:

a. Trainee

To qualify for the H-3 visa as a trainee, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Training Program: The training must be in a field where the applicant cannot receive the necessary training in their home country.
  2. No Productive Employment: Training must not engage in productive employment unless it is incidental and necessary to the training.
  3. No U.S. Worker Displacement: The training must not be used to provide employment to the foreign national in a position readily available to U.S. workers.

b. Special Education Exchange Visitor

This category is designed for those participating in a special education training program for children with physical, mental, or emotional disabilities. Specific requirements must be met, including prior experience or training in special education.

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    How Does the Application Process Work?

    Step 1: Eligibility Confirmation

    We meticulously evaluate your eligibility for the H-3 visa. We delve into the specific requirements of the H-3 visa, ensuring that your intended specialized training aligns with the criteria set by the U.S. immigration authorities. Once eligibility is established, we facilitate U.S. employers or organizations in sponsoring your H-3 visa application.

    Step 2: Sponsorship and Submission of Form I-129

    We continue the process by facilitating U.S. employers or organizations in sponsoring visa applicants and meticulously submitting Form I-129, the cornerstone of the petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker. Our expert team ensures that this crucial document, outlining the need for specialized training, is submitted with precision, setting the stage for a successful H-3 visa application.

    Step 3: USCIS Approval and Document Submission

    Upon approval by the USCIS, we seamlessly navigate you through the next phase. We assist you in completing the DS-160 Form. Hereafter, with the help of our collaboration, we meticulously gather essential documents, including the I-797 Form, passport-sized photos, birth and marriage certificates (if applicable), and proof of ties to your home country for a smooth submission.

    Step 4: Consular Interview and Finalization

    The culmination of the process involves a crucial consular interview. We guide you in elaborating on the intricacies of your training program, ensuring a comprehensive review of submitted documents, and increasing the likelihood of successful visa approval.

    What Are the Benefits of the H-3 Visa?

    The H-3 visa offers the following benefits:

    • Educational Opportunities

    It allows foreign nationals to gain valuable training and experience in the U.S.

    • Limited Employment

    Trainees may engage in productive work if it is incidental to their training.

    What Are the Required Application Documents?

    When applying for the H-3 visa, applicants must submit:

    • Application Form

    Completed Form DS-160, Online Non-immigrant Visa Application.

    • Passport

    A valid passport.

    • Training Program Description

    A detailed explanation of the training or special education program, including the purpose, duration, and financial arrangements.

    • Proof of Ties to Home Country

    Evidence showing the applicant’s intent to return to their home country after the training

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Yes, the H-3 Visa category is utilized by individuals applying for special education and exchange visitor programs. The number of people admitted to the exchange visitor category is currently limited to 50.

    The maximum allowable stay for trainees is 2 years, while for special education exchange visitors, it is 1.5 years.

    No, family members accompanying you as dependents on H-4 status are not permitted to seek employment in the U.S.

    Yes, children can study full-time, and spouses can engage in part-time study while on H-4 status.

    The eligible fields of training are diverse and not limited to specific areas. Some examples include transportation, communications, agriculture, government, finance, and commerce, among others.
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