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Common H-2A Visa Questions

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What is the H-2A visa category?

What are the requirements for employers to qualify for the H-2A program?

What is the application process for the H-2A program?

Employers undergo a three-step process to hire workers under the H-2A program. This process involves multiple state and federal government agencies and tight deadlines.

What are the yearly limits on H-2A workers?

How long can workers stay in the U.S. in the H-2A program?

  • H-2A stays may be extended for qualifying employment in temporary increments of up to 1 year each.
  • H-2A classification workers are limited to a maximum total stay of three years in the U.S.
  • People with H-2A non-immigrant status must leave the U.S. after the max stay and return to their home country for a minimum of three months.

How much does the H-2A program cost employers?

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