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H2B Visa - Frequently Asked Questions


How will I know when my H-2B visa application is accepted for consideration?

If your application is accepted for consideration, the Certifying Officer will notify the employer in writing.


How will I know if my H-2B visa application is not considered?

If your application is not accepted, the Certifying Officer will notify the employer in writing. The Certifying Officer's will issue a Request for Information (RFI) which will:

  • State why the employer's application is not acceptable
  • State changes necessary for the application to be accepted for consideration
  • Allow the employer Seven calendar days to resubmit the application
  • Outline procedures employer may use to appeal the RA's nonacceptance

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Can my employer re-submit the amended application for H-2B visa?

Yes, your employer may resubmit the H-2B visa application with modifications. In such instances, the employer should file the amended application within five days of the regional administrator's notice of non-acceptance. The amended application must be filed with the regional administrator (with a copy to the SWA).

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