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H-2B Temporary Worker Visa Requirements, Fees & Application Process

H-2B temporary non-agricultural workers

This is a visa to meet temporary needs (H-2’s.)
U.S. Employers may petition for skilled or unskilled alien workers to meet temporary or seasonal needs in positions for which qualified U.S. Workers visas are not available.
There is currently an annual cap of 66,000 visas,
For H-2B workers.
There is currently no annual cap on visas for H-2A workers.
The Department of Labor has compiled a list of H-2B Program Certifications By Occupation for the period June 1, 1999 to May 31, 2000.

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H-2b visa

The first step to hiring an H-2B workers from outside the U.S.
Is for the employer to apply for a temporary labor certification with the Department of Labor.
For specific procedures on filing,.
Please visit the Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration.

A single petition may cover multiple workers if:
– they will perform the same services
-they will work in the same location
-they come from places that are served by the same U.S.
Consulate, Or, If visa exempt,
They will enter at the same port of entry.
The number of unnamed beneficiaries must always be stated on the petition.

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