H-3 Visa

The H-3 Visa is specifically designed to enable workers in “any field of endeavor” to train in the U.S. (USCIS). Although this loose classification includes agriculture, technology, communications, and governmental leadership, it does not apply to people seeking graduate medical training.

This visa can also be used by people entering the U.S. to receive training in special education “of children with physical, mental, or emotional disabilities” (USCIS).

Your spouse and unmarried children under the age of 21 may join you in the U.S. under the H-4 status; however, these dependents are not permitted to work.


Along with the requisite application documents, the H-3 Visa requires your employer to provide the following:

For more information about immigration law, contact an experienced Sugar Land lawyer at the Law Firm of Esani & Momin.

An H-3 Visa is only available to those individuals who want to participate in professional training in the United States that is not available in their home country. An H-3 Visa is not for work but for the sole purpose of learning a vocation. Esani & Momin, P.C., can assist with the process of obtaining an H-3 Visa.

H-3 Visa Requirements

The application for H-3 can be complex because the requirements are strict, with little room for compromise. So, you better have a detailed response to every need. Here is a list of accepted vocations to study under an H-3 Visa:


H-3 Visa Qualifications

The top qualification for H-3 Visa holders is that it is available only to foreign individuals who cannot get the same professional training in their own country. Describe the type of training you are seeking in the U.S. The documentation should include the number of classes and training hours in the field. Plus, provide a detailed explanation of why this level of training is unavailable in your country.

An H-3 Visa will not be granted if your qualifications exceed the internship/study program specifications. There are several reasons why an H-3 visa application may be denied. Two possible reasons could be that the cap has already been fulfilled or the training institution did not petition in time.

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