Study Overseas Process

Sign up for free

expert consultation

I accept the Terms & Conditions

Personalized Services
Don't know what to do?

Get Free Counseling

Posted on December 17 2022

USCIS added 65,000 H-2B visas. Register now!

By Editor
Updated October 19 2023

Highlights of USCIS added 65,000 H-2B visas. Register now

  • United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) recently added new 65,000 H2-B visas for the Fiscal Year 2023.
  • H2-B visas are generally given for seasonal/temporary jobs that permit an employer to hire any worker whether they are skilled or unskilled to fill in the shortages in the US.
  • The employer of America must get a DOL (Department of Labor) certification before proceeding to the application process.

USCIS added 65,000 H-2B visas and its details

 USCIS is all set to handle to peak Christmas season with H2-B visa workers. It added new additional visas 64,716 which means nearly 65,000 visas to its count.

What is a H2-B visa?

An H2-B visa allows an employer to hire an unskilled or skilled worker for seasonal or temporary jobs to handle the existing shortage of workers to fill in the United States.

To get a skilled or unskilled worker, the U.S. employer must acquire a DOL (Department of Labor) certification before proceeding to the H2-B visa application.

Supplemental H-2B visas

The allocations of Supplemental visas will be addressing the requirement of seasonal workers in areas where there are only a few U.S. workers are available to work.

The employers have been requesting H-2B visa petitions for additional workers due to the peak season of American businesses.

 The supplemental visa allocation is given in detail in the table form

Visa details

Number of visas Miscellaneous details for visas
Supplemental H2-B visas 44,700 visas

For returning workers who have a H-2B visa or obtained H-2B status during last 3 FYs

20,000 visas

for individuals of El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, and Honduras, irrespective of returning workers
18,216 visas

Limited to returning workers irrespective of the country of nationality (first half of FY 2023)

16,500 visas

Limited to returning workers irrespective of country of nationality (Second half of FY 2023)

Also read…

H-2B visa of USA reaches its limit for first half of 2022-23

USCIS departments have made a single rule for the first time for H2-B supplemental visas for the entire FY including the second half. And there is close monitoring of the Departments on the H2-B workers' abuse and exploitation.

Willing to migrate to USA? Talk to Y-Axis, the world’s no#1 overseas immigration consultant. Found this article interesting? Read more…

DHS publishes fair public charge rule for Immigrants in USA


65000 H2-B visas

Migrate to U.S.


Y-Axis Services

Personalized Services

Get it on your mobile

Personalized Services

Get News alerts

Personalized Services

Contact Y-Axis

Latest Article

Popular Post

Trending Article

Trending article image

Posted On November 24 2023

UK immigration skyrockets: 672,000 migrants set a new record in 2023