h-2a requirements
Guiding you through each criteria to qualify for H-2A.
  1. Must be an agricultural employer who anticipates a shortage of U.S workers needed to perform agricultural labor or services of a temporary or seasonal nature.
  2. The job opportunity must be both full time and temporary - generally based on the specific crop or livestock care guidelines.
  3. There must not be sufficient U.S. workers who are willing and capable of performing the temporary services.
  4. Hiring foreign workers must not negatively affect the wages and/or working conditions of similarly employed U.S. workers.
  5. Employer must:
    • Have a physical location in the U.S. and a means by which it may be contacted for employment
    • Have the ability to hire, pay, fire, supervise or otherwise control the work of employees.
    • Possess a valid Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN).
  6. Employer must provide housing in accordance with regulations.
  7. Employer must provide workers compensation insurance or equivalent.
Part-time employment does not qualify for H-2A. A job opportunity is considered temporary if the employer’s need for the duties to be performed is temporary, whether or not the underlying job is permanent or temporary.

U.S. Department of Labor – H-2A Labor Certification Overview CLICK HERE

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