What is H-2B visa status?

The H-2B nonimmigrant program permits employers to temporarily hire nonimmigrants to perform nonagricultural labor or services in the United States. The employment must be of a temporary nature for a limited period of time such as a one-time occurrence, seasonal need, peakload need or intermittent need.

How long does it take to get H-2B visa?

between 60 days to 120 days
H2B Visa Processing Time Visas are typically processed between 60 days to 120 days. Applicants submitting on 1st January are given visas so that they can start working in the US from June.

Can H-2B apply green card?

The H-2B visa is a nonimmigrant visa that is valid for a set period of time. It does not lead to permanent residence in the United States, but H-2B visa holders can apply for status adjustment from H2B visa to permanent resident. An H-2B visa holder may apply for a Green Card while on the H-2B visa.

How to apply for temporary labor certification for H-2B workers?

Step 1: Petitioner submits temporary labor certification application to DOL. Before requesting H-2B classification from USCIS, the petitioner must apply for and receive a temporary labor certification for H-2B workers with the U.S. Department of Labor (or Guam DOL if the employment will be in Guam).*

How do I apply for a H-2B visa?

H-2B Application Package – The H-2B Application package can be filed electronically through the FLAG System.

Is there a limit on the number of H-2B visas issued?

There is a statutory numerical limit, or “cap,” on the total number of aliens who may be issued an H-2B visa or otherwise granted H-2B status during a fiscal year.

Which countries are eligible for the H-2B visa program?

H-2B Eligible Countries List 1 Slovenia 2 Solomon Islands 3 South Africa 4 South Korea 5 Spain 6 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 7 Sweden 8 Switzerland 9 Taiwan* 10 Thailand