H-2A Visa Program

The H-2A visa program enables American employers to temporarily hire foreign workers to fill agricultural jobs that cannot be filled by local U.S. laborers. The non-immigrant visa program helps agricultural employers fill labor spots for seasonal, and often recurring labor needs.
AW Labor Solutions works closely with small to large farms and agricultural businesses to fill crucial labor needs. Before any agricultural employer can hire a foreign worker, they must file an H-2A visa petition for approval with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

What Are the H-2A Employer Requirements?

Do you own a small farm or a large agricultural business? Any U.S. agricultural employer or producer can utilize the H-2A visa program to fill their need for temporary or seasonal agricultural workers.
The H-2A employer requirements are as follows:
  • Own and operate an agricultural business located in the U.S.
  • Possess a valid Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN)
  • Ability to hire, pay, supervise, and fire workers as needed.
  • Labor must be agricultural in nature or provide agricultural services such as cultivating, harvesting or production of produce and crops.
  • Full time labor (at least 35 hours or more per week).
  • Seasonal or temporary work that is tied to a particular season, event, or pattern such as a crop growing cycle.
  • Work must last only 10 months or less.

At AW Labor Solutions we provide you with a legal seasonal workforce for all of your business needs.

We want to help your business grow because your success is also our success.

FAQs About H-2A Visa

Below are a few common questions about the H-2A Visa:
How Long Does It Take to Process an H-2A Visa? With the assistance of AW Labor Solutions, the H-2A visa process ranges from two to four months. However, on some rare occasions, the process can last longer.
What Employers Qualify for H-2A Workers?

To qualify as an employer under the H-2A visa program, you must have an agricultural opening that is temporary or seasonal in nature. Furthermore, you must demonstrate that you cannot successfully fill the position with a U.S. worker. Rephrased, you must show that there are not enough U.S. workers in your location to meet your needs or apply for your job. If you have a genuine need for foreign laborers to meet the demands of your farm or ag business, then you can use the H-2A visa petition to obtain seasonal foreign laborers.

What is the Validity Period for an H-2A Visa?

The H-2A visa is temporary and is normally valid for one year; however, an extension is possible. Extensions are given in one-year increments for a total of three years, and the H-2A visa can be extended twice. At the end of three years, the workers must return to their home country and stay for at least three months before they can again obtain an H-2A visa.

How Much Does It Cost an Employer to Sponsor an H-2A Visa?
As with any process, there are always fees involved. Below is an outline of the H-2A visa fees that a farmer or agricultural business owner can expect to pay during the H-2A visa petition process.

Let AW Labor Solutions Navigate the H-2A For Your Agricultural Business Needs

The entire H-2A visa program is often complex and time consuming, but AW Labor Solutions has streamlined the process to help businesses easily navigate the H-2A program to obtain the labor force they require.
Let AW Labor Solutions partner with your business for your H-2A visa petition process so you can receive the workforce you need!

AW Labor Solutions will assign a dedicated resource manager, who will keep you informed throughout the entire H-2A process. With the assistance of AW Labor Solutions, you’ll achieve:

  • Workforce Planning
  • Workforce Fulfillment
    • – Coordination Between Legal, Consular Processing and Transportation
    • – Foreign Worker Recruitment
    • – On-Boarding
  • Transfers
  • Compliance Management
  • Document tracking, preparation, and coordination with the Department of Labor, and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
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Contact AW Labor Solutions today to learn more about the H-2A visa program.

We want to help your business grow because your success is also our success.