More Countries Eligible to Participate in H-2A and H-2B Visa Programs

These visas are for people to come to the U.S. to fill temporary agricultural and nonagricultural jobs. A few more countries were added to the list whose nationals would be eligible. Take a look!

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on Friday, January 17 a few more countries whose nationals are eligible to apply for H-2A and H-2B visas. This announcement was after consultation with the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of State.

Here is the current list of countries whose nationals are eligible to apply:


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The countries added to the list include:

  • Austria
  • Italy
  • Panama
  • Thailand

USCIS may approve H-2A and H-2B petitions for nationals of countries NOT on the list, only if it’s determined these applicants are an interest to the United States.

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  1. i’m from Indonesia isued to worh with h2b visa,can get sponsor from employer in US? even Indonesia is not on the list for elligible country anymore? thank you.

  2. i am from india . india iss not eligible to perform in h2b visa program . can i still get a job in usa , if so hw can it be . can i be changed to h1b visa and applied .

    • karada surya bhaskara Rao

      Dear sir I am in Indian I would like to work in usa for h2b visa but but my India not eligibility for h2b visa I how to get h2b visa and how to work in usa

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