H2B Visa Attorney


U.S. employers are allowed through the H-2B program to bring foreign nationals to the United States to fill temporary nonagricultural jobs that have one-time occurrence, seasonal need, peak-load need, or intermittent need. The foreign national with the H-2B is permitted a maximum period of stay in H-2B classification of 3 years.


H2B visa requirements

A petitioner for H-2B nonimmigrant classification must establish that:
  • There are not enough U.S. workers who are able, willing, qualified, and available to do the temporary work.
  • The employment of H-2B workers will not adversely affect the wages and working conditions of similarly employed U.S. workers.
  • The need for the prospective worker’s services or labor is temporary, regardless of whether the underlying job can be described as temporary.


h2b visa cap

There is an annual quota of 66,000 H-2B visas allocated for U.S. businesses for temporary workers from the eligible countries (effective after January 18, 2019).


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