Original Date AnnouncedOctober 1, 2018
USCIS issues guidance implementing an NDAA provision exempting certain types of workers in Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands from the standard H-2B requirement that an employer's need for services is temporary in nature. The guidance explains how petitioners can demonstrate compliance with the exemption. [ID #524]USCIS Policy Memorandum (PM-602-0164): Implementing the NDAA for FY 2019 and the Exemption to the Temporary Need Requireent for H-2B Workers on Guam and in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
Effective DateOctober 1, 2018
Biden Administration Action: ModifiedMay 13, 2021
5.13.21 Exemption to Temporary Need Requirement for Certain H-2B Workers
This Biden administration policy modifies the Trump-era policy identified in this entry.
On May 13, 2021, USCIS issued this policy memo with immediately effective guidance on the filing and adjudication of H-2B nonimmigrant visa petitions covered under Section 9502 of the National Defense Authorization Act.View Document