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An H2B visa is a temporary work visa for foreign workers with a job offer for seasonal, non-agricultural work in the US. The H2B visa program is open to nationals of countries designated by the United States Secretary of Homeland Security and is capped at 66, 000 visas per year (from October 1 - September 30).
Those with a temporary job offer in an agricultural industry may be eligible for an H2A visa which is exempt from this cap.Assessment for Employers Assessment for Individuals
H2B Visa Requirements
To qualify for an H2B visa, the applicant must hold a passport from one of the following eligible countries:
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Papua New Guinea
In addition, the applicant must have a temporary or seasonal offer of employment that can be classified as a one-time occurrence, peak load, intermittent or seasonal need. Furthermore, the prospective employer must demonstrate that the position cannot be filled by a US worker.
H2B visa applicants may also be required to meet certain health and character requirements.Assessment for Employers Assessment for Individuals
H2B Visa Entitlements
An H2B visa entitles the holder to live and work in the US temporarily. An H2B 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 entitle 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 Non-agricultural Worker Visa (H-2B) 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 H2A visa allows foreign workers to undertake seasonal or temporary work in agricultural 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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