Table 3-22
Temporary visas issued in categories likely to include scientists and engineers: FY 2004
Visa type Category Number
H-1B Specialty occupations requiring bachelor's equivalent 138,958
L-1 Intracompany transfers 62,700
O-1 People of extraordinary ability 6,437
O-2 Workers assisting O-1 2,611
F-1 Students 218,898
J-1 Exchange visitors 254,504

SOURCE: U.S. Department of State, Immigrant Visa Control and Reporting Division, administrative data.

Science and Engineering Indicators 2006