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The H2A visa is a seasonal work visa in the fields of agriculture, horticulture and apiary.

  • Period of stay is a maximum of 10 months for 3 years.
  • Housing is supplied by the employer/host.
  • No fees or charges to the worker.
  • Employer is responsible to reimburse the worker's embassy fees and travel arrangements once they have completed 75% of the work contract.
  • Paperwork and process is completed by the host.
  • Worker’s involvement is very minimal.
  • Global Workforce handles all the necessary steps of the process.

WFDS/Global Workforce Fee: Application process fee is $500 and $500 per worker, in addition a $75 per month per worker admin fee.

  • DOL Fee: $100 plus $10 per worker.
  • USCIS I-129 Petition Processing Fee: $460 (Department of Homeland Security).
  • UPS Shipping: Any UPS shipping done during the process (Normally 2 total labels - 1 to host and 1 to Homeland Security).
  • Advertising: $400-500 (Estimate).
  • Round Trip Airfare must be provided/reimbursed after ¾ of work contract is completed: $1,200 (Estimate).
  • Housing must be provided & the DOL/Job Service conducts a housing inspection every year.
  • Highest of the Adverse Effective Wage Rate or Prevailing Wage must be paid (defined by the Department of Labor) Prevailing Wage for ND is at $13.64 p/hr. NY is at $12.83 per hour & this does change from year to year.
  • Workman’s Comp must be provided.
  • We will be charging a $120 retainer for audit assistance. This is good for up to 3 hours of audit time and will be reimbursed after 2 years, if not used.

The complete process can take anywhere from 75-120 days to get someone here on an H2A visa.

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