Many temporary workers in and around Aurora are able to work in the United States on an H-2B visa. Before applying, however, it is important that you understand what the H-2B program entails. Applying for the wrong type of visa could cause costly delays in the immigration process. An experienced immigration attorney can help you obtain a visa as easily as possible. The best H-2B visa attorneys in Aurora are right here at Joseph & Hall.
The H-2B visa is designated for temporary workers who do not work in agriculture. The H-2B program allows employers to sponsor their employees for a visa for temporary employment only. Employers must obtain a temporary labor certification from the U.S. Department of Labor in order to sponsor their workers for H-2B visas. This is not easy. The employer must prove that there are not enough able, willing, qualified, and available American workers to do the temporary work.
They must also demonstrate that employing H-2B workers will not adversely affect the wages and working conditions of similarly employed U.S. workers. Finally, an employer must prove that the need for the prospective worker’s services or labor is temporary. This is not an easy process. The time and money involved usually prohibit small employers from sponsoring H-2B workers.
There are a few main criteria for the H-2B program. First: if your employment is agricultural, or it is intended as a permanent position, the H-2B visa is not for you. Your application will likely be denied altogether. This can cost you – and your employer – valuable time. It is much better to find the right visa to apply for from the start. Second: your employer must be willing to sponsor your H-2B visa.
This, in turn, means the employer will have to obtain a certification from the Department of Labor. If you will be working for a large company that regularly sponsors foreign workers through the H-2B program, this is not likely to be a problem. The company has already obtained certification and is familiar with the process. But if the employer has not sponsored H-2B visas before, it may not be willing to invest the time and expense necessary to do so. Be very clear with your employer before accepting any type of employment. If you require sponsorship for immigration, be clear with what, exactly, the employer will have to do.
The skilled immigration lawyers at Joseph & Hall have years of experience handling all types of visa cases. We know how to process an H-2B visa with minimal delays – or to find a different visa that is best suited to your unique circumstances. Visit our website to schedule a consultation or to find the office closest to you. We have convenient locations and serve clients around Denver, Colorado Springs, and Frisco. We also serve the surrounding areas – including Aurora. Let our experienced Aurora visa lawyers protect your immigration rights today.
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