The H-2 category (H-2A, H-2B, and H-3 Visa) aka USA work visas allows U.S. companies/employers to bring immigrants into the U.S. on temporary agricultural (H-2A) and non-agricultural (H-2B) visas. The H-3 visa permits overseas workers coming temporarily to the United States to either obtain training or to join in a special education exchange visitor training program.
H-2A Visa Program: Temporary Agricultural Worker
For temporary or periodic agricultural work. Limited to citizens or nationals of selected countries, with partial exceptions, if found to be in the United States interest.
H-2B Visa Program: Temporary Non-agricultural Worker
For temporary or periodic non- farming or agricultural work. Limited to citizens or nationals of selected countries, with partial exceptions, if found to be in the United States interest.
H-3 Visa Program: Trainee or Special Education visitor
To receive formal training, other than graduate medical or academic, that is not existing in the trainee’s native country or applied training programs in the teaching of children with physical, mental, or emotive disabilities.Source: U.S. Department of State
Eligibility for H-2A Visa:
To be eligible for H-2A non-immigrant visa, the petitioner must:
H-2A beneficiaries may stay in the United States for up to 3 years.
Please visit the H-2A Temporary Agricultural Workers page for more information.
Eligibility for H-2B Visa:
To be eligible for H-2B non-immigrant classification, the petitioner must start that:
H-2B petitioners must also provide a single valid temporary labor certification from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)
Please visit the H-2B Nonagricultural Works page for more information.
Eligibility for H-3 Visa:
In order to obtain H-3 visa, a U.S. employer or organization must include a statement that demonstrates:
Each H-3 petition for a trainee must include a statement that:
How to apply for H-2A, H-2B, and H-3 Visa?
To begin the petition process, the employer must:
Once we receive your Form I-129, we will process your application and you will receive:
Basic documents may include: