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Filing the H2A Petition

An H2A petition for foreign worker is filed on U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Form I-129, along with the Form I-129H supplement and the approved Labor Certification from the U.S. Department of Labor. Your H2A petition must include:
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A valid temporary agricultural Labor Certification, a copy of the Department of Labor's denial of a certification and appeal, and evidence that qualified domestic labor is unavailable
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Copies of evidence that each foreign worker named in the petition meets the minimum job requirements stated in the certification
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Applying for the H2A Visa at an American Consulate

To apply for the H2A visa for foreign worker, you must furnish the original or copy of the Notice of Action, Form I-797A or B (the approval notice forwarded to your employer when the petition is approved). Your visa application must include the following documents:
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DOS Form DS-156, Nonimmigrant Visa Application
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DOS Form DS-157, Supplemental Nonimmigrant Visa Application, for all male applicants between the ages of 16 and 45
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A copy of your passport which is valid for at least six months beyond the period of stay in the U.S. and with at least one blank page
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Two identical color photographs showing full face without head covering against a light background. You may wear a headdress if required by a religious order of which you are a member
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Proof that you meet the minimum job requirements stated in the labor certification application

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Duration of Stay

An H2A visa is usually issued for a period of one year, and can be extended by two one-year extensions for a maximum of three years in H2A visa.
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Spouses and Children

Spouses and/or children under the age of 21 who wish to accompany or join you in the U.S. for the duration of your stay can apply for an H-4 visa.
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Services offered by VisaPro

Our experienced immigration attorneys will prepare and file all the required documents for your H2A visa application. Our services include:
Complete review of all your personal circumstances
Confirmation that the H2A visa is appropriate for you
Identification of important legal issues that may affect your H2A visa application
Checklist of documents that you need for your H2A visa
Accurate preparation of your H2A visa application
Submission of your visa application to the proper government agencies
Careful co-ordination of all correspondence with government agencies
Expert advise on how to handle yourself at your Consular or USCIS interview, and what to expect
Online access to your case status
Unlimited personal communication with your own VisaPro immigration attorney
Fast, easy and secure processing through your personal online VisaPro account

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