H-2 Visas: Requirements and How to Apply

For several years, Dominicans have been able to legally work temporarily in the United States through the H-2 visa program, which is divided into two types: H-2A for agricultural workers and H-2B for non-agricultural workers.

In this regard, Consular Officer Noah pointed out that, unlike other categories, the process to obtain an H2 temporary work visa is initiated by the employer in the United States and once the petition is approved, the applicant attends an interview at the Consulate.

Noah added that the duration of this type of work contracts is for a period of six months and up to one year.

He indicated that, the applicant should not have to pay to be on a petition, so if any agency is charging any type of fee this could be a sign of a scam.

He went on to explain, that it is necessary to understand and know the information in the employment contract and that contained in the applicant’s visa application, which may add a spouse or unmarried children under the age of 21.

Likewise, he pointed out that when the employee receives an H2A or H2B visa, he/she must comply with the terms during his/her stay and return to the Dominican Republic, with this, he/she could avoid any problems for future applications.

He revealed that about 10 applications for this type of visas are received daily at the U.S. Embassy in the Dominican Republic to work in agriculture, construction, hospitality, restaurants, amusement parks and other industries.

He stressed, that for any additional information users should only enter the social networks Twitter, Instagram and Facebook: @EmbajadaUSAenRD.

These statements were offered in the segment “El Consulado Más Cerca” hosted by journalist Lorenny Solano.

Source: Hoy.com

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