The H visa category for temporary non-immigrant visas includes several categories:
- H-1B: Person in Specialty Occupation
- H-1B1: Free Trade Agreement (FTA) Professional - Chile, Singapore
- H-2A: Temporary Agricultural Worker
- H-2B: Temporary Non-agricultural Worker
- H-3: Trainee or Special Education visitor
H-1B: Person in Specialty Occupation
To work in a specialty occupation requires a higher education degree or its equivalent, including fashion models of distinguished merit and ability and government-to-government research and development, or co-production projects administered by the Department of Defense.
To work in a specialty occupation requires a higher higher education degree or its equivalent involving at least four years of study in the field of specialization. (Note: The H-1B1 is with a few exceptions the same as the H-1B. This is not a petition-based visa. For application procedures, please refer to the website for the U.S. Embassy in Chile or the U.S. Embassy in Singapore.)
H-2A: Temporary Agricultural Worker
For temporary or seasonal agricultural work. Limited to citizens or nationals of designated countries, with limited exceptions, if determined to be in the United States interest.
H-2B: Temporary Non-agricultural Worker
For temporary or seasonal non- agricultural work. Limited to citizens or nationals of designated countries, with limited exceptions, if determined to be in the United States interest.
H-3: Trainee or Special Education visitor
To receive training, other than graduate medical or academic, that is not available in the trainee’s home country or practical training programs in the education of children with mental, physical, or emotional disabilities.
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