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Who can come to the USA on H-2A and H-2B work visas in 2020?

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in consultation with the U.S. Department of State (DOS), have announced a list of countries whose citizens are eligible to participate in the H-2A and H-2B visa programs in 2020. A notification listing the respective countries will be published in the Federal Register on January 17, 2020.

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For 2020, the Acting Secretary of Homeland Security said that countries identified as acceptable in 2019 will remain unchanged.
DHS reserves the right to add countries to the list of eligible countries at any time and to exclude any of them if DHS and DOS decide that the country does not meet the requirements. For example, fraud, abuse, level of registration denial, level of overdue debt, problems of human trafficking and other forms of non-compliance with the terms and conditions of H-2 visa programs from citizens of this country.

H-2A and H-2B visa programs allow US employers to bring foreign nationals to the United States for temporary employment in the agricultural and non-agricultural sectors, respectively.

As a rule, USCIS approves the petitions H-2A and H-2B only for citizens of countries that the Secretary of Homeland Security has designated as eligible to participate in the programs.

However, USCIS may approve the H-2A and H-2B petitions, including those that were pending at the date of notification of the Federal Register, for citizens of countries not listed on a case-by-case basis only if this is done in the interest of the United States .

From January 19, 2020, citizens of these countries have the right to obtain H-2A and H-2B visas:

  1. Andorra
  2. Argentina
  3. Australia
  4. Austria
  5. Barbados
  6. Belgium
  7. Brazil
  8. Brunei
  9. Bulgaria
  10. Hungary
  11. Vanuatu
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  13. Germany
  14. Greece
  15. Grenada
  16. Guatemala
  17. Honduras
  18. Denmark
  19. Dominican Republic
  20. Iceland
  21. Ireland
  22. Israel
  23. Italy
  24. Spain
  25. Colombia
  26. Costa Rica
  27. Kiribati
  28. Canada
  29. Latvia
  30. Liechtenstein
  31. Lithuania
  32. Luxembourg
  33. Madagascar
  34. Malta
  35. Молдова
  36. Mozambique
  37. Mexico
  38. Monaco
  39. Mongolia
  40. Nauru
  41. Netherlands
  42. Nicaragua
  43. New Zealand
  44. Norway
  45. Panama
  46. Paraguay*
  47. Papua New Guinea
  48. Peru
  49. Poland
  50. Portugal
  51. Romania
  52. Samoa
  53. San Marino
  54. Serbia
  55. Singapore
  56. Slovakia
  57. Slovenia
  58. Solomon Islands
  59. Vc
  60. North Macedonia
  61. Salvador
  62. United Kingdom
  63. Taiwan
  64. Thailand
  65. Tonga
  66. Turkey
  67. Tuvalu
  68. Ukraine
  69. Uruguay
  70. Finland
  71. France
  72. Fiji
  73. Croatia
  74. Chile
  75. Czech Republic
  76. Montenegro
  77. Sweden
  78. Switzerland
  79. South Africa
  80. South Korea
  81. Ecuador
  82. Estonia
  83. Jamaica
  84. Japan
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