H3 Trainee Visa General Information: The United States issues H3 Temporary
Trainee Visas to foreign nationals who wish to come to the United States for
on-the-job training provided by an American company. H3 Trainee Visa holders
are allowed to work only for the company that is providing the training, and
employment should only play a minor role in the program. The main objective
should be the training, not the actual work. H3 Temporary Trainee Visas are
usually issued for the duration of the training program (up to 2 years).
Extensions may be granted, but within the 2-year limit.
H3 Trainee Visa Eligibility Requirements and Restrictions: The following
programs qualify for H3 Temporary Trainee Visas: agriculture, technology,
finance, communications, government, and almost any other fields, except for
medical training programs. There are other H3 Trainee Visa restrictions,
including that the training program is not available in the applicant's home
country and that the training will benefit the applicant in pursuing a career
and obtaining employment in the applicant's home country.
H3 Trainee Visa Additional Information: There is no annual cap on the number of
H3 Temporary Trainee Visas that can be issued. Spouses and unmarried children
under 21 years of age of H3 Visa holders are eligible for H4 Visas. Dependents
may remain in the United States, travel in and out of the country, but are not
allowed to work on H4 Visa status.