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

  • The 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.
  • The 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 $750 and $500 per worker, in addition a $75 administrative fee per month per worker.

  • 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: $1,600 (Estimate).
  • Housing must be provided & the DOL/Job Service conducts a housing inspection every year.
  • The 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 $17.33 p/hr. NY is at $16.95 p/hr and this changes from year to year.
  • Workman’s Comp must be provided.

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

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