H-2B Visa Countries for 2024

For 2024, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has authorized 88 countries, including Australia, Canada, Japan, and Mexico, for the H-2B temporary nonimmigrant worker program. This visa is for U.S. employers with seasonal or intermittent needs. Applicants must meet job requirements, and the annual visa issuance is limited.

For 2024 the United States Department of Homeland Security has authorized the following 88 countries to participate in the temporary nonimmigrant worker H-2B program:

Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Barbados, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, The Kingdom of Eswatini, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kiribati, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Mozambique, Nauru, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, North Macedonia (formerly Macedonia), Norway, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, The Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Saint Lucia, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Vanuatu.

Overview of H-2B Program: This visa is used for temporary jobs in the U.S. The U.S. government limits the number of visas that it issues every year. Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the educational, training, or experience requirements for the job opportunity. And, only nationals of the above referenced countries may apply.

U.S. employers requiring temporary workers during seasonal needs, peak load needs, one-time occurrences,
or intermittent needs may seek H-2B visas for foreign nationals.

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