Table 3-27
Temporary visas issued in categories likely to include scientists and engineers: FY 2002
Visa type Category Number of visas
H-1b Specialty occupations requiring bachelor's equivalent 118,351
L-1 Intracompany transfers 57,721
O-1 People of extraordinary ability 6,026
O-2 Workers assisting O-1 1,972
F-1 Students 234,322
J-1 Exchange visitors 253,841
SOURCE: U.S. Department of State, Immigrant Visa Control and Reporting Division, administrative data. See appendix table 3-24.
Science & Engineering Indicators — 2004
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