What is H-2B Visa?
The H2B Visa is a nonimmigrant permit that allows U.S employer to hire foreign employees for temporary jobs. It can be used to perform services or labor on a one-time, seasonal, and intermittent basis.
To be eligible, you must receive a formal offer from an U.S.-based employer. Your company must then file a Form I-129, Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker, on your behalf.
Every fiscal year, the USCIS sets a statutory numerical limit on the total number of H-2B visas that can be issued. This means that typically only 66,000 foreign workers can enter the U.S. under this visa, 33,000 of which only in the first half of the year (from October to March).
How IAS can help with the H2B Visa program
Obtaining your H2B Visa may not be an easy and straightforward process. To succeed in your application, you need the help of an experienced lawyer.
Your IAS’ dedicated attorney will verify if your case meets the H2B Visa requirements. This means that, together with your sponsor, we will assess that there are no available U.S. workers to undertake the work.
Moreover, IAS will help you, and your H2B Visa sponsor, submit the required documentation within the set time frame.
With our support, your application can be successful, and you will soon be ready to enter the U.S. and undertake your temporary job. If you are already in the country on a Temporarily Employment permit, we can help you renew your petition.
Get in touch with your dedicated IAS’ immigration attorney to learn more about our H2B Visa Program services.