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Immigration Law

H-2B Visa Demand Far Exceeds Supply...Again

OFLC, Jan. 4, 2023

"OFLC Conducts Randomization Process on H-2B Applications Submitted Requesting an April 1, 2023, Work Start Date

The Office of Foreign Labor Certification has completed the randomization process to randomly assign all H-2B applications submitted during the initial three-day filing window, January 1-3, 2023, requesting an April 1, 2023, work start date for the second half of the Fiscal Year 2023 H-2B statutory visa cap.

OFLC received a total of 8,693 H-2B applications requesting 142,796 worker positions during this filing period.

OFLC will be providing written notification to employers (and the employer's authorized attorney or agent) with their H-2B Assignment Group. On January 9, 2023, OFLC will also publish on its website the list of the H-2B applications assigned to each Assignment Group."