The primary function of Agriculture Workforce Management Association, Inc. (AWMA) is to provide guidance to its stockholder employers who wish to apply for temporary alien agricultural labor certification for the purpose of employing H2A workers on a temporary or seasonal basis.

"Owned and Managed by Agricultural Employers"
Important Dates for H-2A Applications

We need your application 75 days prior to your date of need.
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If you need workers by March 15, we need your application no later than January 1.

If you need workers by April 1, we need your application no later than January 15.

If you need workers by April 15, we need your application no later than February 1.

If you need workers by May 1, we need your application no later than February 15.

If you need workers by May 15, we need your application no later than March 1.

If you need workers by June 1, we need your application no later than March 15.

If you need workers by June 15, we need your application no later than April 1.

If you need workers by July 1, we need your application no later than April 15.

If you need workers by July 15, we need your application no later than May 1.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection - Changes to I-94

Most H-2A workers will be issued I-94s electronically and will no longer receive a paper I-94 stub. CBP encourages H-2A workers requiring an I-94 to use the CBP One™ mobile app or the CBP I-94 website (https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/#/home) to apply for their I-94 by clicking on "Get Most Recent I-94" or by using the same option on the CBP One™ mobile application. 

Accepted COVID-19 Vaccines

Only the following COVID - 19 Vaccines will the accepted for H-2A workers entering the United States.

Single dose 

Janssen/J&J

2-dose series

Pfizer-BioNTech
Moderna
AstraZeneca
Covaxin
Covishield
BIBP/Sinopharm
Sinovac

This requirement is being strictly enforced at the border.  
Please make sure your H-2A workers are aware of this.
Attention All Employers

All employers register and apply for a DUNS number from Dun & Bradstreet. Homeland Security uses Dun and Bradstreet to validate that your farming operation does exist. If you are already registered with Dun & Bradstreet, please check to make sure that your address is the same as it is on your H2A application. You can register your operation by calling Dun & Bradstreet at (800) 234-3867 or going online at www.dnb.com. If you are not registered, your workers could be delayed by Homeland Security by up to 4 weeks.


Adverse Effect Wage Rate for 2023

The Employment and Training Administration of the Department of Labor has announced the 2023 Adverse Effect Wage Rates (AEWR) for the employment of H-2A workers. These new rates are effective January 1, 2023.





If you have workers remaining on your farm that were brought in on a 2022 application, the hourly pay for these workers will also change to the new AEWR on January 1, 2023.