Travel permits and laws are filled with extensive terminology that must be understood for safe travel and lawful behavior. H2B visa processing similarly contains a set of procedures and legalities that must be abided by for travelers requiring an H2B visa. Read further to understand some key conditions that come with acquiring an H2B visa.
The H-2B program allows nonimmigrant employers to be hired for nonagricultural labor or services in the United States. Employment must be temporary and for a short amount of time.
Single occurrences, seasonal requirements, and times a business is experiencing a peak or heavy load of movement.
Examples of workers that would require an H2B include bartenders, cleaners, and servers. They have only a small window of time, once a year, to begin the H2B visa process. This time tends to be the summer months of June, July, and August. Missed applications must wait for the next year to try again. It’s important to note that there is also a specific window of time that you can travel with this visa. There are exceptions, but it is generally expected that workers leave at an assigned time.
Some key rules for H2B visa processing are detailed in the video linked above.