Temporary H2 Visas to Work in the United States

In order to inform and prevent visa applicants from being victims of fraud during the process for obtaining a temporary work visa H2, we would like to clarify some concepts about these visas:

  • The process for obtaining a temporary work visa H2 is initiated by the employer in the United States, with a request that he cannot find the workers he needs. Once approved by the US government, the US employer will send the documents to the Honduran worker. The American company does all the paperwork in the US and the applicant only goes to the Consulate as a last step to process your visa once the employer sends you these documents.
  • Some American employers turn to local Honduran recruiters to hire their workers; however, we remind them that workers do not have to pay to secure employment in the U.S.

In order to get a better idea if the job they offer is real or a scam, we recommend that all workers ask their recruiter specific details about the U.S. employment such as:

  • Where the work will be done.
  • Petition number.
  • Effective date of the petition.
  • Type of work to be done.
  • Salary, accommodation, transportation, etc.

At the same time, we alert that there are people who falsely appear as representatives of the Consulate. These individuals / organizations charge for assistance to those who wish to apply for a visa to travel to the United States.

Some general recommendations in your visa process are:

  • Do not be misled by intermediaries.
  • Do not buy fake stationery to process your visa.
  • Do not pay money for the visa form as it is free online.
  • Wary of anyone offering a visa service because no one, except the Consulate, can issue or refuse a visa.
  • Fill in all the information on the visa application with the truth and with accurate contact details.

If you suspect that fraud is being committed with visas, and you wish to inform the Consulate in Tegucigalpa, please report it by e-mail at fpuhonduras@state.gov