Temporary Agricultural Workers H-2A
The H-2A temporary agricultural program helps employers who anticipate a lack of available domestic workers bring foreign workers to the U.S. to perform temporary or seasonal agricultural work including, but not limited to, planting, cultivating, or harvesting.
Depending on the type of work you need, temporary or seasonal agricultural work can happen on farms, plantations, ranches, nurseries, ranges, greenhouses, orchards, or other similar locations.
To participate in the program, Navy Financial will work with your State Workforce Agency to earnestly recruit U.S. workers. The State Workforce Agency will publicly post your job order to recruit U.S. workers. You must accept eligible referrals of U.S. workers who apply for the job, and contact any former U.S. employees at their last known contact address. When a qualified U.S. worker applies, you must employ them until 50 percent of the work period specified in the work contract has passed. After 50 percent, there is no continued affirmative obligation to hire.
All agricultural US employers committing to the H-2A Visa Process must oblige to the following requirements:
Who is eligible to participate in the H-2A program?
Any U.S. agricultural employer demonstrating a recurring seasonal or temporary labor need may utilize the H-2A program. Examples include:
Field Crop Agriculturalists (vegetables, fruits, nuts)
Christmas tree growers
Fruit Orchard Processors
Livestock Care and Herding (Sheepherding, Goat herding)
Pesticide and Herbicide Application
General Farm Workers
Animal Shearing (Sheep, goats, alpacas, and other animals requiring shearing)
How to start the process?
Please contact Navy Financial by phone or email to discuss your individual needs.