The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that they have published a notice in the Federal Register listing the countries that are eligible for the H-2A and H-2B temporary immigration programs for 2021!
For 2021, DHS working with the Department of State (DOS) have agreed to:
- Add the Philippines to the list of countries eligible to participate in the H-2B program;
- No longer designate the Independent State of Samoa and Tonga as eligible countries because they no longer meet the regulatory standards for the H-2A and H-2B visa programs; and
- No longer designate Mongolia as an eligible country for the H-2A visa program because it no longer meets the regulatory standards for that program.
For complete details and to view the list of eligible countries, please review the USCIS News Alert, “DHS Announces Countries Eligible for H-2A and H-2B Visa Programs”.
*Note: The H-2A and H-2B visa programs allow U.S. employers to bring foreign nationals to the United States to fill temporary agricultural and nonagricultural jobs, respectively. *USCIS
Source of Information:
USCIS, 1/12/21, News Alert:
Federal Register, 1/13/21, DHS Notice: