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FAQ H2B

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

  1. How do I qualify for the H-2B Program? Basically, it is up to your company to demonstrate to the U.S. Department of Labor that you have either a seasonal, one-time, peak load or intermittent need for labor and that you are unable to find willing and available domestic workers to fill those positions
  2. How long does the H-2B process take? The process takes a minimum of 120 days.
  3. When is the best time for the company to request H2B candidates? 5 months before the requested start date to make sure the petition is approved on time and the participants arrive just before season starts
  4. What is the minimum and maximum amount of time workers can be available to work in the US? It depends on the length of the seasonal or peak-load need, but it is usually between 4 and 10 months
  5. What is the minimum and maximum number of workers that a company can request for the H2B Program? It depends on your seasonal or peak-load need and the number of permanent and temporary workers hired during previous years
  6. Where do foreign workers get their visa and how long does it take? H2B workers get their visa at the U.S. Consulate/Embassy in their native country. The interview and the result of the interview takes 1 day.
  7. What's the visa acceptance percentage? What happens to the participants who are denied the visa? Mike's Agency visa acceptance rate has been somewhere between 90%-100% from 2003 to 2017. The visa denied participants are replaced with candidates from the waiting list, so that the Employer can get the same number of workers.
  8. Is the Employer required to supply housing for H2B workers? No, the program does not have housing requirements, however it is advisable to facilitate housing arrangements.
  9. What are the most commonly requested H2B positions? Moving companies positions like: movers, drivers, crew chiefs, packers; hospitality positions like: waiters, front desk agents, hostesses, cooks, dishwashers, housekeepers, groundskeepers, shop assistants, lifeguards, amusement park workers, game attendants, valet attendants; landscaping positions: landscapers, drivers etc
  10. What is the pay scale for H2B workers? H2B Workers are treated as local employees. They must be paid the prevailing wage for the position. The rate paid will be the same as that paid to U.S. workers. The rate is determined by the Department of Labor, depending on state and county, to reflet the average wage rate being paid to U.S. workers in the same industry and position.
  11. Can I have the same H2B workers every season? Yes, they must get back to their country at the end of the visa and apply for a new H2B visa on the following season.
  12. Can I have a J1 student back on the H2B visa? Yes
  13. Does the Employer have to pay for legal expenses and filing fees? Yes, but through Mike's Agency all are affordable costs as there is no intermediary. The Employer is also responsible for paying advertising cost as per the rules of the Department of Labor.
  14. Does the Employer have to pay recruiting fees? Yes, as per the new law effective January 18, 2009, the Employer has to pay these recruitment fees as the participant is forbidden to pay any fees related to legal and recruiting costs. Please feel free to contact us for more details.
  15. Is there a limited number of H2B visas approved each year? Yes, the number is set at 66,000 for the fiscal year (October 1 through September 30) and it is split into 2 seasons: 33,000 visas for the April 1 and later start dates and 33,000 visas for the October 1 and later start dates.

 

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Buna ziua tuturor celor interesati de H2B, contracte in domeniul carausilor de mobila

Dorim sa va anuntam, ca din pacate, epidemia Covid a afectat si acest sector, si deocamdata, in continuare NU se poate aplica pentru viza de munca temporara in acest domeniu! Va rugam sa aveti rabdare si in in acelasi timp incredere, AGENTIA va va anunta cand si cum se vor relua procedurile pt aplicare pt viza H2B.

Ambasada nu proceseaza dosare, decat pt unele exceptii, din sectorul H2B fiind aprobate doar petitiile din sectorul Food Processing!

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