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Sun, Oct 21, 2018

Temporary Work Visas - H2

H-2 Visas are for temporary workers performing “agricultural labor or services of a temporary nature,” and temporary workers performing “other temporary service or labor.” The employer must demonstrate that no U.S. workers capable of performing the service/labor are available. Under the H-2A program, there is a 50% rule, which requires employers to hire qualified U.S. farm workers who apply for the job until 50% of the contract period has been completed. Under the H-2B program, the employer must get a temporary labor certification demonstrating that (1) no USC/LPR workers are available for the position; and (2) the position is temporary in nature.

Visa Lottery

DIVERSITY VISA LOTTERY: 50,000 visas are available each year through the Diversity Visa Lottery also known as the Green Card Lottery. To be eligible for a diversity visa, an applicant must have either a high school diploma or its equivalent, or at least 2 years of work experience in an occupation requiring at least 2 years’ training or experience. The visa must be obtained within the fiscal year that the alien applied.

Helpful U.S. Immigration Links

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Here you will find many helpful links to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Citizenship & Immigration Services.