Temporary Work Visas H-2B available for the summer season 2021

Can you qualify?

This year around 30,000 Temporary Work Visas H-2B are available for companies interested in hiring workers for the upcoming summer season (from April to September 2021).

These types of Visas are available for seasonal non-agricultural workers. Meaning positions related to landscaping, lifeguards for swimming pools and beaches, restoration, hospitality, nurses, among others in these categories, can qualify for the H-2B Visa.

To apply for the H2B the petitioner (the company) must establish that:

  • There are not enough U.S. workers who are able, willing, qualified, and available to do the temporary work.
  • Employing H-2B workers will not adversely affect the wages and working conditions of similarly employed U.S. workers.
  • The need for the prospective worker’s services or labor is temporary, regardless of whether the underlying job can be described as temporary. 

Before requesting H-2B classification from USCIS, the petitioner (the company) must apply for and receive a temporary labor certification for H-2B workers with the U.S. Department of Labor.

Effective Jan. 19, 2021, the Department of Homeland Security publishes the list of H-2A and H-2B eligible countries in a Federal Register notice.

You can check the list of countries in the link H-2B Temporary Non-Agricultural Workers | USCIS For more information, please contact us at 202-296-1111 or schedule a consultation at www.iblf.com/contact