Orange County H-2A Lawyer
Helping Temporary Agricultural Workers Obtain Visas
Temporary agricultural workers from specified countries can enter the US through the H-2A program. The list of approved countries is updated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) each year. If you need an H-2a visa, reach out to one of the experienced immigration attorneys at Yekrangi & Associates. We are glad to help you with the process!
What Are Requirements for H-2A?
To qualify for the H-2A visa, you must:
- Have a temporary or seasonal agricultural job
- Petitioner must show that there are not enough able, willing, qualified U.S. workers available for the job being offered
- Demonstrate that wages and working conditions of U.S. workers in equivalent jobs will not be negatively affected if the H-2A worker visas are issued
How to Apply for H-2A
A U.S. employer, a U.S. agent, or associations of U.S. agricultural producers that meet the regulatory requirements can petition on your behalf. The petitioner files Form I-129, Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker along with a valid temporary labor certification from the Department of Labor.
What Countries Are Eligible for H-2A?
Not all countries are eligible for H-2A. Reference the list below:
- Costa Rica
- Czech Republic
- Dominican Republic
- El Salvador
- The Netherlands
- New Zealand
- Papua New Guinea
- The Phillipines
- San Marino
- Solomon Islands
- South Africa
- South Korea
- St. Vincent and the Grenadines
- United Kingdom
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