In order to obtain an H2-A visa, an employer must ensure that:
- The job is temporary or seasonal (usually based on agricultural periods
- The usage of H2-A employees will not have a negative affect on the working conditions, including the wages, of domestic workers employed in similar fields
- There is not a sufficient number of domestic workers to be employed
- The company is appropriately certified by the U.S. Department of Labor
The countries eligible for H2-A visas is updated yearly by the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of State. The updates for H-2A visas are valid one year from publication.
Applying for an H-2A Visa
There are three steps necessary to obtain for an H2-A visa, including submitting necessary certification, submitting an I-129 form, and upon approval, the application for the visa by the prospective workers. Refer to the links below for detailed information regarding H2-A visas.
H-2A Visa Application Information
- H2-A Visa Application Process
- H2-A Visa Updates
- H2-A Visa Employee Rights and Requirements
- Guide to the H2-A Visa Program
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