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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