H-3 Visa for Trainees
Scottsdale Visa Attorneys
An employer can request permission from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to employ selected foreign national workers with H-3 work authorizations for up to two years. The purpose of the H-3 program is to allow U.S. companies to bring in foreign individuals to train in the U.S. and then send them to the employer’s operations (or those of a key customer or other commercial relationship) abroad, to serve as a local contact, or perform in the positions trained for. The employer must establish and submit a training program that involves both classroom instruction and on-the-job training for the individual. The aliens enrolled in the training program may perform work for the petitioning employer, so long as the work is “incidental” to the training. The trainees may receive wages. This is an excellent way to facilitate expansion into foreign markets.