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An H2A visa is a temporary work visa for foreign agricultural workers with a job offer for seasonal agricultural work in the US. The H2A visa program is open to nationals of countries that the United States Secretary of Homeland Security has designated as eligible to participate and is revised annually.
Those with a temporary job offer in a non-agricultural industry may be eligible for an H2B visa to work in the US.Assessment for Employers Assessment for Individuals
H2A Visa Requirements
To qualify for an H2A visa, the applicant must hold a passport from one of the following countries:
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In addition, the applicant must have a temporary or seasonal offer of employment in an agricultural environment. Furthermore, the prospective employer must demonstrate that the position cannot be filled by a US worker.
H2A visa applicants may also be required to meet certain health and character requirements.Assessment for Employers Assessment for Individuals
H2A Visa Entitlements
An H2A visa entitles the holder to live and work in the US temporarily. An H2A visa is usually granted for an initial period of 1 year and extensions may be granted.
Spouses and unmarried children under 21 years of age may apply for the applicable derivative visa (H4 visa) to join their spouse or parent in the US. Accompanying spouses and children are entitled to study in the United States but are not entitled to undertake any employment without obtaining an appropriate work visa.Assessment for Employers Assessment for Individuals
To see a full listing of our fees and services,Seasonal Agricultural Worker Visa (H-2A) processing times and application costs please visit our FAQ page.
- Other Work Visas & Green Cards
An EB1 Green Card is for priority workers with extraordinary abilities and a permanent employment opportunity in the US.
An EB2 Green Card is for advanced degree holders or those with exceptional ability and a permanent employment opportunity in the US.
An EB3 Green Card is for professional, skilled and other workers with a permanent employment opportunity in the US.
An EB4 Green Card is for certain special immigrants with a permanent employment opportunity in the US.
An EB5 Green Card is for entrepreneurs who can invest in a new commercial enterprise in the United States.
Working Holiday or Exchange visas allow foreigners to work and/or study in the US while experiencing American culture.
An H1B visa allows foreign workers to work in the US in a specialty occupation for a sponsoring employer.
The L1 visa allows international companies to sponsor senior and key employees to work in the US.
An H2B visa permits foreign workers to undertake seasonal or temporary work in a range of industries across the US.
An O1 visa allows foreign workers with an extraordinary ability or talent to work in the US temporarily for their sponsoring employer or agent.
The E3 visa allows Australian citizens to live and work in the US temporarily in a specialty occupation for their sponsoring employer.
An I visa entitles representatives of international press, radio, film and other media to work in the US temporarily.
An H1B1 visa allows citizens of Chile and Singapore to live and work in the US temporarily for a sponsoring employer.
The R1 visa allows religious workers to work in the US for a non-profit religious organization.
A TN visa allows citizens of Canada and Mexico to work in the US temporarily for a sponsoring employer.
The P2 visa allows international artists and entertainers to participate in a reciprocal exchange program and perform in the US temporarily.
The P3 visa permits international artists and entertainers to participate in a culturally unique program and perform in the US temporarily.
The P1 visa permits internationally recognized athletes and entertainers to compete or perform in the US at a specific event.
A Q1 visa allows foreigners the opportunity to participate in an international cultural exchange program in the US.
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Most short term visitors to the US who are traveling for business or pleasure apply for a B-1/B-2 Business/Tourist visa. Visa applicants must appear in person for an interview at the U.S. Consulate or Embassy serving the country/state in which they reside.
Citizens of Visa Waiver Program countries seeking to travel to the US for tourism or business do not require a visa to enter the US; however they will be required to apply for authorization to travel by applying for a Visa Waiver through the ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) website (https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/).
Regardless of their country of citizenship, tourists or businesspeople who wish to travel to the US that have been arrested for or charged with a crime, including offences involving the use of a controlled substance, are advised to apply for a visa prior to travel.
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The State Department's visa processing system was slowed down due to a computer glitch since mid-July. As a consequence, a huge backlog of unprocessed visa applications has been created.
- New statistics on the trends of U.S. Permanent Residents
According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Immigration Statistics, over 990,000 foreign nationals were granted U.S. permanent residence ("green cards") in 2013. These statistics provide helpful insight into the countries where the majority of immigrants are coming from, the categories they are using to apply and the states they are choosing to live in.
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All decisions for granting of a visa remain with the US Government subject to lodging a valid application using the free forms available on the Government website and meeting the relevant criteria. Migration Expert is not affiliated with the US Government and act independent in the interests of our clients.