The H2B visa is available to employers of foreign workers not working in the agricultural field. This visa is only available for work that is temporary in nature
For H2B purposes, that means:
- Recurring seasonal need
- Intermittent need
- Peak-load need
- One time occurrence
The employer must also prove that there are no unemployed US workers willing or able to do the work. This is established through the state’s employment agency using a labor certification process. This process requires a recruitment campaign, including advertising in a local newspaper for available temporary workers.
Visa validity :
The duration of the visa is limited to the employer’s need for the temporary workers. The maximum authorized period is one year. However, the employer may extend the duration of the visa up to three years — but with a very close watch from the immigration authorities..