H-2A Agricultural Visa Lawyer
Los Angeles H-2A Agricultural Attorneys
Foreign nationals are permitted to enter the United States to fill temporary agricultural jobs through the H-2A program. U.S. employers or U.S. agents who meet specific regulatory requirements must apply on behalf of their employees.
H-2A Program Assistance
At the Law Offices of Scott Warmuth, we are committed to provide personalized services such as help with the H-2A program so that employers may obtain visas for their prospective employees. Contact our firm at 1-888-517-9888 to schedule a free consultation so we can discuss the requirements that are necessary to qualify for H-2A classification.
H-2A non Immigrant Classification
Petitioners must meet the following criteria to qualify for H-2A non-immigrant classifcation:
- The job offered must be of a temporary or seasonal nature.
- Demonstrate that there are not sufficient U.S. workers who are able and willing to do the specified job.
- Show that wages and working conditions of similarly employed U.S. workers will not be affected by the employment of H-2A workers.
- A single valid temporary labor certification from the U.S. Department of Labor must be submitted with the H-2A petition.
H-2A Temporary Visa Terms of Stay
H-2A classification is valid for up to the period of time authorized on the temporary labor certification. The H-2A classification may be extended in increments of up to 1 year each but not more than a total of 3 years. To be eligible for readmission as an H-2A non-immigrant one must depart and remain outside of the United States for an uninterrupted period of 3 months after the H-2A classification expires.
Dependents of H-2A non-Immigrant Workers
Spouses and unmarried children under the age of 21 of H-2A workers may stay in the United States under H-4 status. These family members are not eligible for employment in the United States while in H-4 status unless they personally qualify for a work visa
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