Cleveland H2B Visa Attorney
Serving the Cleveland, Twinsburg and North East Ohio Area
There are many opportunities for foreign nationals to come to America for
temporary work. If you have a need for temporary, non-agricultural based
employees, let our experienced Cleveland visa attorney guide you through
Who Qualifies for an H2B Visa
In order for a
visa recipient to qualify for this visa, the petitioner or employer must establish
that there are currently not enough American citizens willing, able, qualified
and available to work in the position needed. Additionally, the petitioner
also needs to prove employing an H2B Visa worker will not negatively impact
the wages or working conditions of similarly employed U.S. workers. Lastly,
they must provide proof that the employment will be temporary, or seasonal.
H2B Visa Cap
There is currently a system in place by congress that places a limit on
how many H2B visas they can issue to foreign nationals. Congress can issue
66,000 visas per fiscal year but that number is split in half and 33,000
are available the first half and 33,000 the second half of the year. If
the cap is not met during the first half of the year, then the amount
will carry over to the second half. If the total visa cap is not met during
the fiscal year it does not carry over into the next year.
In order to qualify for an H2B visa, you must be a national of a country
approved by the Secretary of Homeland Security. A list of the countries
approved can be found on the USCIS website. If a national from a country
wishes to apply then the Secretary of Homeland Security can review their
application and decide if supplying that individual with an H2B visa is
in the best interest of the U.S.
Length of Stay
Typically the H2B visa length lasts as long as the work is needed for up
to a year. After that year, your employer may petition to have your visa
stay extended for 1 year at a time for a maximum of 3 years total. One
an H2B visa beneficiary has stayed the maximum of three years, they must
leave the U.S. for a period of three months before applying for readmission
as an H2B nonimmigrant.
Interesting in Petitioning for an H2B Visa?
If you are an employer looking to petition a foreign national to work for
you, you may be overwhelmed by the complex process and paperwork involved.
When you contact a Cleveland H2B visa attorney, we can handle the paperwork
and filing processes for you so you don’t have to deal with it while
trying to manage your business.
Our attorneys have over
50 years of combined experience handling a wide range of
immigration matters. We pride ourselves on our consistent track record of helping
families, businesses and foreign nationals realize their American dream.
Get started today! –Call to schedule an appointment with a Cleveland immigration lawyer.