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In general, all non-U.S. citizens must have some type of immigration authorization in order to study in the U.S. Some non-U.S. citizens who are attending schools in the U.S. do so based on some type of derivative status from their parents. For example, a child accompanying a parent on H-1B status, may be in the U.S. on H-4 status, which permits the child to attend school. However, in order for a non-U.S citizen, who has no such derivative status, to study in the U.S., he or she must obtain some type of "student visa". There are basically three types of visas which allow for some type of study in the U.S.:

  • F-1 Visa for individuals wishing to pursue academic studies and/or language training programs. The F-1 category includes academic students in colleges, universities, seminaries, conservatories, academic high schools, other academic institutions, and in language training.
  • M-1 Visa for individuals wishing to pursue nonacademic or vocational studies. The M-1 category includes students in vocational or other nonacademic programs, other than language training.
  • J-1 Visa for individuals wishing to participate in certain specially approved exchange visitor programs.

Search for H1B Visa Employers

You can search for "H1B Visa Employers" using this database, which was compiled by Antao & Chuang, Attorneys at Law from government sources. This database identifies those U.S. employers who have filed for H-1B visas in the past, or who have at least started the process by filing for the LCA. If you find an employer you are interested in, you can then contact them to inquire as to whether they have any current job openings in your field. Please tell your friends about this valuable resource.

Use this form to search for H1B Visa employers.

"FMG Friendly" Employers

Foreign Medical Graduates ("FMGs") should be aware that there are "FMG Friendly" employers, and "FMG Unfriendly" employers. This database (compiled by Antao & Chuang, Attorneys at Law from government sources) identifies those U.S. employers who have filed for H-1B visas for foreign medical graduates in the past (or at least started the process by filing for the LCA), and who can therefore be deemed "FMG Friendly". Please tell your colleagues about this valuable resource.

Use this form to search for "FMG Friendly" employers in a given state.

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