July 13, 2024


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DHS to Increase the H-2B Visa Cap for FY 2022

By: Vandana Marath

The Section of Homeland Protection (DHS) will publish a short-term final rule incorporating 35,000 visas to the H-2B visa cap for fiscal 12 months (FY) 2022. The supplemental visas will be open up to selected companies choosing non permanent nonagricultural workers between April 1, 2022 and September 30, 2022.

The supplemental H-2B visas will contain 23,500 visas for staff who been given an H-2B visa in the preceding a few fiscal many years. The remaining 11,500 visas will be set apart for nationals of Haiti, Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador.

Filing Specifications

Suitable businesses can submit petitions for the supplemental H-2B cap by submitting Kind I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker just after the temporary last rule is published. To qualify, an employer ought to comply with labor rules and display their company is suffering from or will encounter irreparable damage devoid of additional staff.

choices issued In between november 1, 2021 AND July 25, 2022

For USCIS choices designed between November 1, 2021, and July 25, 2022,  the company will consider Forms I-290B or N-336 obtained up to 90 calendar days from their selection dates.


Details relating to employer and worker eligibility and submitting prerequisites are offered on the internet at the Cap Count for H-2B Nonimmigrants website. For assistance submitting for a supplemental H-2B visa, please call your Chugh, LLP immigration specialist.

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