The H-2A temporary agricultural workers program – often called the H-2A Visa Program – helps farmers fill employment gaps by hiring workers from other countries.
Interest among Arkansas farmers in the H-2A Visa Program has grown in recent years.
The application process for the program can be time-consuming and challenging, with information and parts of the process spread across multiple state and federal agencies.
The USDA has recently added a new online Checklist Tool to assist those participating in the H-2A program.
Link to interactive H-2A Visa Checklist Tool found on the farmers.gov website.
The new farmers.gov H-2A Visa Checklist brings program requirements, fees, forms, and important dates into one location.
Basic information about the H-2A information can be found at this link: H-2A Visa Program page. This site covers introductory information such as:
- Learning the H-2A visa application basics.
- Creating a personalized H-2A visa application checklist built around your hiring needs.
- Estimating the costs of hiring workers through the H-2A Visa Program.