The H-2A visa program is a lifeline for agricultural employers facing labor shortages, providing a legal pathway to hire non-immigrant foreign workers for temporary or seasonal agricultural jobs. This program stands as the exclusive option for agricultural employers seeking non-immigrant foreign workers.

Employers interested in participating must demonstrate a shortage of US workers and navigate a rigorous application process, which involves multiple steps and stringent deadlines.

Unlike some visa programs, there is currently no cap on the number of H-2A visas issued by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Phoenix Labor specializes in guiding employers through the intricate process, facilitating their access to this crucial labor resource. Whether you need five workers or more, we’re here to streamline the process and ensure compliance every step of the way.


  • The employer must file an application requesting the hiring of temporary foreign agricultural workers.
  • Employers should plan to submit their application to Phoenix Labor at least 90 days prior to requested start date.
  • Employment must be temporary or seasonal and should not exceed ten months.
  • Employers have the burden of proof in showing the need for foreign workers.

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