General Information

The H-2B nonimmigrant program permits employers to hire foreign workers to come temporarily to the U.S. and perform temporary nonagricultural services or labor on a one-time, seasonal, peakload or intermittent basis. The H-2B visa classification requires the Secretary of Homeland Security to consult with appropriate agencies before admitting H-2B non-immigrants. Homeland Security regulations require the intending employer first to apply for a temporary labor certification from the Secretary of Labor advising the Department of Homeland Security's United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) as to whether qualified U.S. workers are available and whether the alien's employment will adversely affect the wages and working conditions of similarly employed U.S. workers.


The requisite temporary job need can arise in one or more of four categories:

  1. One-time occurrences
  2. Occurring seasonal jobs
  3. Peak-load demands
  4. Intermittent/occasional jobs



  1. Fill out Infinity’s Process Application (Deadline for Octobers’ visa(s) is April 15th and Deadline for Aprils’ visa(s) is October 15th).
  2. Department of Labor (receive the file and Process for 30-45 days)
  3. U.S.  Citizenship and Immigration Service (receive the file and Process for 15-20 days)
  4. Request for an appointment with U.S. Consulate



The H-2B program fills employers' needs for seasonal, peak-load, or other short-term job needs that cannot be filled by available U.S. labor. The versatile H-2B visa provides employers with essential skills needed from the most basic unskilled laborer positions to laborer that have knowledge in your field. The H-2B visa provides unique options for employers to find the required numbers of alien laborers that cannot be located within the United States.

The process needs to be started 5 months in advance from April or October.  The United States allows 66,000 Work Visa per fiscal year; the first set of 33,000 Work Visas starts in October.  The second set of 33,000 Work Visas starts in April.