The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released a quick and easy checklist tool to aide in the H-2A Agricultural Guest Worker Visa Program process. This tool is part of the Administration’s goals to develop a method for streamlining and simplifying the H-2A visa program. The portal is a new resource available to help agricultural employers navigate the program.
Retailers, or others, looking to utilize the H-2A visa program can use the checklist that is generated after a few simple questions to determine application requirements, fees, forms, and a timeline based on the hiring needs. This tool is located on the front page of the farmers.gov website. Additional resources from USDA will be released in the coming months.