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H-2A Visa - Frequently Asked Questions

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What is H2A visa?

The H-2A temporary agricultural visa is a nonimmigrant visa which allows foreign nationals to enter into the U.S. to perform agricultural labor or services of a temporary or seasonal nature.

Note: The temporary agricultural program establishes a means for agricultural employers who anticipate a shortage of domestic workers to bring nonimmigrant foreign workers to the U.S.

2.

What is meant by 'temporary or seasonal nature' of agricultural labor?

'Temporary or seasonal nature' means employment performed at certain seasons of the year, usually in relation to the production and/or harvesting of a crop, or for a limited time period of less than one year when an employer can show that the need for the foreign workers is truly temporary.

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3.

What privileges do I enjoy on H-2A visa?

On H-2A visa you may:

  • Enter into the U.S. for temporary work and enjoy all the benefits of a regular employee
  • Get your dependents to stay with you in the U.S.
  • Travel in and out of the U.S. freely till the validity of your visa
  • Change jobs if you can show a new job offer
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