January 26, 2015

68 Countries Now Eligible to Participate in the H-2A and H-2B Visa Programs

U.S. employers can bring foreign nationals to the United States to fill temporary agricultural (H-2A) and nonagricultural jobs (H-2B). USCIS only approves H-2A and H-2B petitions for nationals of designated countries eligible to participate in the programs. However, the government may approve H-2A and H-2B petitions for nationals of countries not on the list if it is determined to be in the interest of the United States.

Effective Jan. 18, 2015, nationals of the following 68 countries are eligible to participate in the H-2A and H-2B Visa programs:

ArgentinaFijiMoldovaSlovenia
AustraliaGrenadaMontenegroSolomon Islands
AustriaGuatemalaNauruSouth Africa
BarbadosHaitiThe NetherlandsSouth Korea
BelizeHondurasNicaraguaSpain
BrazilHungaryNew ZealandSweden
BulgariaIcelandNorwaySwitzerland
CanadaIrelandPanamaThailand
ChileIsraelPapua New GuineaTonga
Costa RicaItalyPeruTurkey
CroatiaJamaicaThe PhilippinesTuvalu
Czech RepublicJapanPolandUkraine
DenmarkKiribatiPortugalUnited Kingdom
Dominican RepublicLatviaRomaniaUruguay
EcuadorLithuaniaSamoaVanuatu
El SalvadorMacedoniaSerbia
EstoniaMadagascarSlovakia
EthiopiaMexico