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Purpose of the H-2B Visa Program

The H2B visa allows US Employers who wishes to hire foreign workers to fill non-agricultural jobs on a temporary basis. This can be a seasonal need, one-time need, intermittent new, or peak-load need.

The H-2B Visa specifically caters to seasonal workers who can work up to 10 months, but must return to their countries at the end of their work assignment. These workers can return to the same employers for the next season.

The US Congress set a numerical limit of 66,000 H-2B visas issued yearly - 33,000 for the first half of the year (October 1st to March) and 33,000 in the second half of year (April 1st to September 30th). It is important that Employers file early; Petitions can be filed up to six months prior to employment start date.


Fees to Apply:

For U.S. Employers hiring foreign workers under the H-2B Visa is expensive and challenging. Yet, employers opt to use the program because they have difficulty finding sufficient local employers to work.

The H-2B law strictly prohibits H-2B Employers and agents, working on their behalf, from collecting any fees, or payments. Therefore, e-JAM do not charge the candidates a recruitment fee, or any other fees associated with obtaining the H-2B Visa. All fees are paid by the employer, including the workers visa voucher and airfare.


Visa Application Process

Employers can apply for a Temporary Labor Certification from their local state workforce agency (SWA), but must first post recruitment ads locally and prove that there is no unemployed US Citizen available, or willing to do the job.

The US Department of Labor receives the application from the SWA, after an assessment, if approved will issue the Labor Certificate. The employer must then file Form I-129, Petition for Nonimmigration Worker, with the United States Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Once approved, the employer is sent a notice of approval.

Please Note: e-JAM do not file the H-2B Petition with the US Government for our clients.


Housekeepers, Food Servers, Cooks, Bartenders, Maintenance, Landscapers, Construction Workers and more.

We fully comply with the H-2B Regulations and do not charge the applicants any fees, all fees are paid by the employers.

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Workers on the H-2B Visa Program
Workers on the H-2B Visa Program

are legally able to work for a full summer or winter season. H-2B Visa program is available to all types of employers, regardless of industry. It helps employers take care of recurring short-term, seasonal, peak load or special event based demands for additional workers.

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H-2B Visa Program

H-2B Visa allows U.S. employers to hire international workers to fill seasonal jobs in the United States where there is a shortage of American workers. H-2B jobs last up to 10 months and can be found all across the country in Hotels, Resorts, Restaurants, Amusement Parks, Landscaping and Construction Companies.

The demand for seasonal labor
The demand for seasonal labor

has continued to increase in the United States, while the domestic supply of reliable workers has declined because most American workers want the consistency and dependability of a full-time, year-round job.

There is currently an annual limit of
There is currently an annual limit of

66,000 visas for H-2B workers nationwide. Use of the H-2B program has skyrocketed in the last few years as more businesses have become aware of the program. These visas are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis and limits are reached fast... so it is important to get the process started as soon as possible, at least five months prior to your expected start date.