Call Now for Your Consultation 800.708.4399
Dedicated Immigration Attorneys Contact Our Firm to Discuss Your Case

H-2 - TEMPORARY WORKER

Description

The H-2 visa allows a worker to enter the U.S. and work for a temporary time period. The visa category is divided into two groups, H-2A, temporary agricultural workers, and H-2B, temporary nonagricultural workers.

Advantages

Permission To Work In U. S.

H-2 visa holders are permitted to work in the U.S. for their petitioning employers.

Includes Spouse & Children

The spouse and children under twenty-one years of age are permitted to enter and remain in the U.S. during the validity of the H-2 visa. They are admitted on H-4 dependent visas.

Dependents Permitted To Attend School or College

The spouse and children under twenty-one years of age are permitted to attend school on their H-4 visa status.

Requirements

Temporary Employment

The offer of employment and the job position itself must both be temporary in nature. Unlike the H-1B visa, the H-2 visa will not be issued based upon a temporary offer of employment for a permanent job position. The H-2 visa requires that the job itself be temporary or seasonal in nature.

Labor Certification

Prior to filing an application for the H-2 visa, the employer must first obtain a certificate from the U.S. Department of Labor certifying that there are no available qualified U.S. citizens or residents willing to accept employment for the temporary position.

Personal Qualifications

The applicant must prove to the Immigration Service that the applicant possesses the required experience, education or training to perform the temporary job.

Limitations

One year Term

H-2 visas are granted for one year increments, with an aggregate limitation of three years.

Spouse & Children Not Work Authorized

H-2 dependent spouses and children are not permitted to work while in the U.S.

Nonconvertible To permanent Residence

H-2 visas are not convertible to lawful permanent residence status. Possessing an H-2 visa does not preclude obtaining lawful permanent residence by other means, such as alien labor certification, family petition, or political asylum

Learn More About Our Firm

  • Meet the legal team at Maney | Gordon | Zeller, P.A.

    Members of our team describe their approach to immigration law and what drew them to the profession. Watch to learn more about Maney | Gordon | Zeller, P.A. and our practice.

  • Firm Overview

    Mr. Maney discusses the services Maney & Gordon provide and why it is important to feel confident in their attorney.

  • The Best Part About My Job

    Mr. Maney discusses the best part of being a immigration lawyer and why it is important to him.

The Immigrant Story: A Tribute to America's Immigrants

Our founding partner, Richard Maney, authored this study celebrating the monumental impact immigrants have had on the history and development of the United States. Read profiles from America's backbone.

Download Our book

Contact Our Firm Today

We've Helped Thousands of Individuals Just Like You
  • This isn't a valid phone number i.e. (555) 555-5555
  • Reload