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OFLC Annual Update, H-2 Meal Charges, Reimbursements
Posted on 23 Feb 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

OFLC, Feb. 23, 2022 "Office of Foreign Labor Certification Publishes Annual Update to Allowable Charges for Agricultural Workers' Meals and for Travel Subsistence Reimbursement, Including Lodging The Employment and Training Administration... Read More

Tags: oflc , H-2B , H-2A

Advance Copy of H-2A/B Country List
Posted on 9 Nov 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 11/10/2021 "Under Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulations, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) may generally only approve petitions for H-2A and H-2B... Read More

Tags: H-2B , H-2A

H-2s From South Africa May Qualify For NIEs
Posted on 29 Jan 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

State Department, Jan. 28, 2021 "H-2A and certain H-2B travelers covered by the Presidential Proclamation of January 25, 2021 titled Proclamation on the Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose... Read More

2021 H-2 Visa Countries Listed
Posted on 13 Jan 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Jan. 12, 2021 "The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in consultation with the Department of State (DOS), have announced the list of countries whose nationals are eligible to participate in the H-2A and H-2B visa programs in 2021. The... Read More

Tags: H-2B , H-2A

DHS Notice: H-2 Visa Program Country List (Jan. 18, 2019)
Posted on 18 Jan 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 13 / Friday, January 18, 2019 "Under Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulations, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) may generally only approve petitions for H–2A and H–2B nonimmigrant... Read More

Tags: visas , H-2B , H-2A

iCERT Updates from DOL (Jan. 3, 2019)
Posted on 4 Jan 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOL Office of Foreign Labor Certification Jan. 3, 2019: OFLC Issues Status Update on Availability of the iCERT System The iCERT system for application processing is tentatively scheduled to open at 2:00 p.m. EST on MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2019. The Department... Read More

Tags: DOL , oflc , icert , H-2B , H-2A

Advance Copy of List of Countries Eligible to Send H-2A/B Workers
Posted on 16 Jan 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Under Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulations, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) may approve petitions for H-2A and H-2B nonimmigrant status only for nationals of countries that the Secretary of Homeland Security, with... Read More

Tags: list , notice , DHS , countries , H-2B , H-2A

DHS Notice: List of Countries Eligible to Send H-2A/B Workers
Posted on 17 Jan 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Under Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulations, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) may approve petitions for H–2A and H–2B nonimmigrant status only for nationals of countries that the Secretary of Homeland Security... Read More

Tags: list , notice , DHS , countries , H-2B , H-2A

Advance Copy of DHS Notice: H-2A/B Country List
Posted on 17 Nov 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 11/18/2015 - "This notice announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Secretary of State, is identifying 84 countries whose nationals are eligible... Read More

Tags: countries , H-2B , H-2A

DOL ETA News, May 14, 2012
Posted on 15 May 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

May 14, 2012 : "The Department of Labor has posted a revised Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) regarding the Permanent (PERM) Program and the consequences of withdrawing an application in Supervised Recruitment. This FAQ is available here... Read More

Tags: perm , DOL , faq , H-2B , H-2A

Advance Copy of DOL Notice: Electronic Filing of H-2A and H-2B Labor Certification Applications through the iCERT Visa Portal System
Posted on 26 Sep 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is announcing the implementation of electronic filing for the submission of nonimmigrant temporary labor certification applications under the H-2A and H-2B visa programs through the Department of... Read More

Tags: e-filing , efiling , H-2B , H-2A

Advance copy of USCIS Notice: Countries eligible to send H-2A/B visa workers
Posted on 17 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Under Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulations, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) may approve petitions for H-2A and H-2B nonimmigrant status only for nationals of countries that the Secretary of Homeland Security, with... Read More

Tags: USCIS , countries , H-2B , H-2A

DHS Posts Annual H-2 Country List (Oct. 26, 2016)
Posted on 26 Oct 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 207 / Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - Identification of Foreign Countries Whose Nationals Are Eligible To Participate in the H–2A and H–2B Nonimmigrant Worker Programs Read More

Tags: H-2B , H-2A

OFLC Notice: Electronic Filing of H–2A and H–2B Labor Certification Applications Through the iCERT Visa Portal System
Posted on 28 Sep 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is announcing the implementation of electronic filing for the submission of nonimmigrant temporary labor certification applications under the H– 2A and H–2B visa programs through the Department... Read More

Tags: oflc , efiling , icert , H-2B , H-2A

USCIS: Important Information on Form I-129 H-1B, H-2A, and H-2B Petitions
Posted on 20 Oct 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"If an H-1B, H-2A, or H-2B petitioner submits evidence establishing that the primary reason for failing to timely file an extension of stay or change of status request was due to the government shutdown, USCIS will consider the government shutdown... Read More