We are a full-service H-2A Agency. That means we will file all employer required paperwork with the different agencies, we recruit foreign employees that match the employer’s needs, and we will assist the employees to obtain their visas at the US Consulates. We also work with a third party travel agent to make sure that you approve all flights before they are booked.
We have two (2) designated offices that recruit only for Golden Opportunities in South Africa and we have an office that recruits for us in Mexico. We can however bring any H-2A from any of the countries allowed on the H-2A program by working directly with the employer in the event that you have a specific employee you would like to hire from a country where we do not have a recruiting office.
DOL could also issue a Notice of Deficiency (NOD) if they need further explanation or information and will give us 5 business days to respond.
If the certification is not approved 30 days before your start date, the employees will arrive late.
Please note that we have a receipt notice there is nothing employees can submit to the consulate. Until the receipt notice is received we cannot even schedule appointments. This usually happens about 2-3 weeks before your start date.
(Dates depend on availability and how full the consulate is scheduled. Please note that this is completely out of our control, but we will schedule appointments for the earliest available date)
If the employee was in the USA the year before on a H-2A Visa, they do not need to go for an appointment, but instead mail their documents to the consulate.
Employee then buys the approved ticket and waits for their passport. Once the passport arrives, the employee will fly out.
This is where you take over. You will pick the employee up at the airport. You put the employee on your payroll and provide orientation and have them complete the necessary paperwork for hiring purposes.
If the employee has not been in the USA before you will need to take them to the Social Security office to apply for a social security number and to the DMV to get their US Driver’s license.