The Law Offices of Michael M. Felix is happy to announce that we are once
again processing H-2B visas for entertainers and athletes. The H-2B visa
classification applies to foreign workers coming temporarily to the U.S.
to perform nonagricultural work of a temporary or seasonal nature. The
H-2B visa classification requires a temporary labor certification from
the Secretary of Labor advising the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration
Services (BCIS) whether or not U.S. workers capable of performing the
temporary services or labor are available and whether or not the foreign
workers’ employment will adversely affect the wages and working
conditions of similarly employed U.S. workers, or a notice that such certification
cannot be made, prior to filing an H-2B visa petition with BCIS. Due to
unique characterisics of the entertainment industry, the Employment and
Training Administration has established special procedures for the procesing
of employer application for certification of temporary positions in this industry.
Occupations in the entertainment industry shall include performers and all
technical and support personnel involved with a performance.
ATTENTION CANADIANS: Canadian musicians who enter the United States to perform within a 50-mile
area adjacent to the Canadian border for a period of 30 days or less are
pre-certified and not subject to labor certification procedures.
For more information on the H-2B visa, please feel free to contact me 562-464-6934
or at AndreaLiMedina@entertainmentvisa.com