H-2B EMPLOYMENT VISA
What Is An H-2B Visa?
The H-2B visa program allows U.S. employers to bring in temporary non-agricultural workers. However, if you’re an employer, you must meet specific regulatory requirements – and you may need an immigration attorney’s help.
The H visa category is designed to help businesses bring in temporary agricultural and non-agricultural workers. Specifically, the H-2B visa is for non-agricultural workers who are coming to perform temporary jobs here in the United States.
A qualified U.S. employer or U.S. agent must file a petition with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services before it can hire someone on an H-2B visa.
Are There Other Types of Visas Under the H-2 Category?
In addition to the H-2B visa, the U.S. government offers H-2A and H-3 visas. The H-2A visa is for temporary or seasonal work. The H-3 visa is training in any field (other than graduate medical education or training) that isn’t available in a person’s home country or for exchange visitor training programs in certain fields.