This classification allows persons who will engage in a specialty occupation, or are fashion models of distinguished merit and ability. “Specialty occupation” is defined as a position that requires the theoretical and practical application of a body of highly specialized knowledge and a bachelor’s or higher degree (or its equivalent) for entry into the field.
This category of non-immigrant visa is for nationals of Canada or Mexico admitted under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and who seek to temporary engage in a business activity at a professional level. This visa and its requirements are very similar to the H1B.
In order to come to US as a “trainee” under this visa, you must be invited by an individual or organization for the purpose of receiving training, in any field including but not limited to: Agriculture, commerce, communications, finance, government, transportation, among other Professions. The keys requirement for this visa are: 1) the proposed training is not available in the foreign national’s native country; and 2) The foreign national will not be placed in a position which is in the normal operation of the business and in which U.S. citizens and resident workers are regularly employed;
If you want to come to the US as trainee, summer-work traveler, or intern; the law office can work with the host company to develop a program approved by the Department of State that will allow you to received practical experience in US. Depending of the area of training, Beneficiaries may participate in a program from 6 up to 18 months.