US H-2B Visas – Recent Stats!

The H2B working visa allows international workers to work in the US on a temporary basis. The US employers can use the H-2B to employ workers to deal with various facets like peak load, seasonal employment, one-time occurrence or intermittent needs.

According to the Save Our Small and Seasonal Businesses Act of 2005 (SOS Act), there are 66,000 H-2B visas available each year, which are further divided into two parts.

  • Allocation of 33,000 visas for employment starting in the 1st half (October 1 – March 31) of the FY
  • Allocation of 33,000 visas for employment beginning in the 2nd half (April 1 – September 30) of the FY

Fiscal Year 2010 H-2B Cap Count as of 12/11/09 (chart would be regularly updated)

Cap Type Cap Amount Beneficiaries Approved Beneficiaries Pending Beneficiaries Targeting1 Total Date of Last Count
1st Half 33,000 28,930 2,256 47,000 31,186 12/11/09
2nd Half 33,0002 0 2,537 —– 2,537 12/11/09

1 Numbers of beneficiary applications required to reach a cap

2 A shortfall in the 1st half of the FY would be made up in the 2nd half.

US is arrayed with plenty of opportunities when it comes to making your future in this amazing country. Be it the aspect of education, better job opportunities, perfect cost of living and so on, US offers everything under one roof. Consult an Immigration and Visa consultant for more info on the same.

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