Navigating H2B Visa Renewal:
What You Need to Know

Renewing an H2B visa involves a series of steps that both the employer and the foreign worker must be aware of to ensure continuity of employment without legal interruptions. Below is an overview of the renewal process, highlighting the importance of timely action and proper documentation.

  1. Review Visa Expiry: Start the renewal process well before the visa expires to avoid any gaps in employment.
  2. Re-apply for Labor Certification: Employers need to demonstrate again that there is a shortage of U.S. workers for the position.
  3. File a New Petition: Submit a new Form I-129 to USCIS, including evidence of ongoing temporary need.
  4. Worker’s Visa Application: The worker must reapply for the H2B visa, attending another interview if required.

Timely renewal of the H2B visa ensures that employers retain essential staff and workers maintain their legal status in the U.S., promoting a stable and productive work environment.

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