The H2A visa is designated for individuals who will be employed as seasonal farm workers temporarily. The H2A visa may be issued for a period up to one year and may be extended for a three year total duration. There is no numerical limit to the number of H2A visas issued. A single petition may be used to sponsor a large number of H2A visas if:
- they will perform the same services;
- they will work at the same location; and
- they obtain their visa stamp through the same US Consulate.
Spouses and children of H2A visa holders may enter and remain in the US in H4 status. H4 visa holders may attend school in the US but cannot accept employment.