H-2B visas can be a valuable tool for certain employers to secure temporary workers from foreign nations, but the application process is far from simple. Let an experienced DC H-2B visa lawyer from our firm help you with your case— we will advise and guide you the entire way. Call today to discuss what a DC employment visa lawyer can do for you.
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Services Our DC H-2 Visa Attorneys Provide
If you wish to apply for an H visa the DC H-2B visa lawyers at our firm can provide you with the guidance necessary to make the process easier. Services we offer include:
- Conducting an initial full case assessment to ensure eligibility
- Assistance with acquiring the proper certification
- Assistance with completing and filing the requisite forms
- Guidance on the steps necessary for each stage of the process
With the help of one of our DC H-2B attorneys, you can have peace of mind, knowing your application was submitted correctly and efficiently.
H-2B Visa Eligibility
H-2B visas are managed by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). These visas allow non-agricultural employers to hire immigrants to work in the U.S. on a temporary basis.
To qualify, an employer must establish the following:
- There are not enough available workers in the U.S. to perform the work;
- Employing an immigrant for the position will not have an adverse effect on similar U.S. employees; and
- The work is temporary.
Employers can show that the employment is temporary in a number of ways, including demonstrating that the work is seasonal, that the work is needed on a one-time basis, that there is a peak in the amount of work needed at a specific time, or that the work is intermittent.
As with most other types of visas, there is an annual cap on the number of H-2B visas that may be granted each year, so USCIS will accept applications after the cap has been reached only for individuals who are exempt from the cap.
Call a DC H-2B visa lawyer today to determine if you are exempt from this cap.
H-2B Visa Application Process
An employer must first submit an application for temporary labor certification to the Department of Labor (DOL). Once the certification is approved, the employer must then complete and submit the Form I-129 to USCIS. After USCIS approves the Form I-129, the employee must apply with the U.S. Department of State to be admitted to the U.S.
How a DC H-2B Lawyer Can Help You
The H-2B visa application process can seem daunting, but the assistance of an attorney experienced in this area can alleviate much of that burden. Our DC H-2B visa lawyers are familiar with the entire petition process, and we can provide you with legal guidance from start to finish, ensuring that you receive updates each step of the way and that you fully understand the process. You will have the comfort of knowing that your case is handled promptly and efficiently. Contact us for your free initial consultation today.