H-2B Visa Program for Temporary Workers

The H-2B visa is used to bring foreign workers for temporary, non-agricultural work for a period beginning April 1 or October 1 each year. There is a cap of 33,000 visas per period (66,000 per year).

After the work contract ends, workers must return to their home countries or can be transferred to another certified job order.


H-2B workers must only work:

  • For the employer listed

  • At the location(s) stated

  • Only during the dates of need listed

  • On the job duties stated

  • At the pay rate(s) stated


Apply by November (for April 1 start date) or June (for October 1 date).

Due to competition, there is a lottery for the number of spots available, so meeting deadlines is imperative.

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Not sure which visa is right for you?

Complete this immigration questionnaire and an immigration attorney will review your submission to determine if you might qualify for the H-2B or any other visa. 

Blog Posts

Read more about the H-2B visas below, along with links to detailed blog articles.

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