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H-2A Visa - Frequently Asked Questions


Are there any travel restrictions on H-2A visa?

No, there are no travel restrictions on H-2A visa. You may travel as many number of times as required before the expiry of your H2A status. The USCIS also does not impose any time limit on your stay abroad.


Can I study on H-2A visa?

Yes, you may study on H-2A visa, however, you may not join a full length program like an F-1. You may take up a few credits at a university, when they do not harm the primary interest of the visa.

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Can I bring my dependents on H-2A visa?

Yes, you may bring your dependents on H-2A visa. Your spouse and unmarried children are entitled to an H-4 visa and they can stay as long as you maintain valid H-2A status.


Can my dependents work on H-4 visa?

No, your dependents may not work on dependent status. They have to apply for appropriate Work Visa.


Can my dependents study on H-4 visa?

Yes, your dependents may study on H-4 visa, and they do not have to apply for a separate Student Visa.


What is the processing time for H-2A visa?

The employer should file the H-2A petition at least 60 days but not more than 120 days before the worker is needed. As this is a lengthy process, the employer must allow enough processing time for delays and correction of application errors.

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