Filing the H-2B Petition
An H-2B temporary worker visa petition 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 H-2B temporary worker visa petition must include:
A valid temporary non-agricultural labor certification.
Copies of evidence that each foreign worker named in the petition meets the minimum job requirements stated in the certification
Note: The I-129 may include multiple beneficiaries and may include 'unnamed' beneficiaries.
Applying for the H-2B Visa at a U.S. Consulate
To apply for the H-2B visa, 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:
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
A color photograph 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
Proof that you meet the minimum job requirements stated in the labor certification application
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Duration of Stay
An H-2B 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 H-2B visa.
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
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