When Seasons Change…The H-2B Work Visa Option

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A much overlooked work visa option by professional and non-professional industries alike is the H-2B work visa. It is a great option if your business or organization experiences cycles or seasons.

Our staff lawyers enjoy representing and preparing various work visas for clients to meet their foreign national hiring needs. It’s an opportunity to think ‘outside the box’ and use creative skills along with mastery of U.S. Immigration Federal Regulations.

The H-2B work visa traditionally is used to hire lifeguards, landscapers and hospitality workers. However, this visa is much broader than these traditional seasonal industries. Any U.S. business or company that experiences cycles or seasons should consider the H-2B work visa with experienced immigration legal counsel.  The following industries are a small example of non-traditional industries and professions which are seasonal and eligible to apply for an H-2B visa:

  • Architects
  • Accountants
  • Education & Schools
  • Engineers
  • Day Care & Preschools
  • HVAC
  • Photography
  • Restaurants

H-2B visa requirements are complex, and not discussed in this short article post. However, the foundation of the work visa is the ability to show a pattern of cycles or seasons in meeting the demands of the marketplace.  H-2B visas are capped by Congress, and opens up twice a year for applications. Advanced planning and strategy is important when working with immigration counsel.

Our lawyers process all work visas including but not limited to: H1-B, L-1A Intracompany transfers, L-1B, H-2B, H-2A, E-2 Investor Visas, I-140 Petition by Employer, I-485 Permanent Resident Status, I-765 Work Authorization, PERM, Labor Certificates, Labor Condition Applications, Employment Based Permanent Resident Visas (EB-1, EB-2, EB-3), National Interest Waivers (“NIW”).

If you have any questions or need a consultation with our ScottVassell & LeeCC Law Firm lawyers you may contact us by email at info@vasselllaw.com for fastest response. We are Members of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).

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