Training foreign nationals who need to enter the United States
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U.S.employers often seek to train or be trained by foreign nationals who need to temporarily enter the United States for this bona fide business purpose. There are a variety of situations which can ...
U.S.employers often seek to train or be trained by foreign nationals who need to temporarily enter the United States for this bona fide business purpose. There are a variety of situations which can present themselves, such as a U.S. company must train personnel from abroad on the methods, procedures and processes of the U.S. operations to implement the same practices at oversea operations of a related entity; a U.S. company may purchase equipment or specialized goods from a broad requiring training by an expert of the foreign vendor; or a U.S. company may simply want to provide a opportunity to a foreign national to gain professional experience in the U.S. in their field of specialization as part of an exchange program. Counsel must examine the visa options available given the statutory and regulatory parameters, policy statements and practical requirements of the particular training program. This article will examine three visa options-the B-1, H-3 and J-1 visas–each with different elements but over lapping requirements, advantages and is advantages, practical uses and processing issues
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