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

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

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

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

If you need workers by October 15, we need your application no later than August 1.

If you need workers by November 1, we need your application no later than August 15.

If you need workers by November 15, we need your application no later than September 1.​

If you need workers by December 1, we need your application no later than Setpember 15.
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.
Visa Processing

The US Consulate in Mexico has made some minor changes to visa processing.  The processing time is still three days, but workers will not be required to be at the consulate until day two.  When AWMA notifies you of their appointment it is day one which is passport processing.   Example:   Appointment is April 4 - Passports processed on April 4, workers to be at consulate on April 5, and passports with approved visas are issued on April 6.  Workers will depart Mexico on April 6 and travel to the farm for estimated arrival on April 8. 

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.