H-2 visas allow temporary work in the agricultural and non-agricultural sector for foreign workers in the United States.
If you are seeking an H-2 visa, either H-2A for agricultural workers or H-2B for non-agricultural workers, you need to consider the steps to follow to start the process.
In general, the first step is to find a US company that requires and proves the need to hire temporary workers from abroad. Once you find this company, review the contract and confirm that the request is valid. The United States Consulate in Monterrey provides specialized attention to verify the legitimacy of the petition. If you have questions about your contract and/or petition, you can write an email to email@example.com.
Subsequently, it is necessary to complete a DS-160 visa application form and pay the corresponding fee, which in this case is $190. It is worth mentioning that the DS-160 format is completed and sent electronically, prior to the interview at the consulate.
To schedule an appointment, you need to confirm the following information: your passport is valid, you have a valid request number and you already have proof of payment.
Now, despite the large US diplomatic presence in Mexico, only certain consulates receive and process H-2 visa petitions. Currently, this procedure can only be carried out at the United States Consulates in Ciudad Juárez, Hermosillo, Matamoros, Monterrey, Nogales, Nuevo Laredo and Tijuana.
Appointments are scheduled directly at https://ais.usvisa-info.com/, which is the Official Dating Service of the Department of State.
On the other hand, if your appointment is at the United States Consulate in Monterrey, the first step is to go to the Applicant Service Center to take a photograph and fingerprints.