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Wage and Hour Division

Wage and Hour Division (WHD)

Wage and Hour Division Administered Immigration Programs

Overview

The Wage and Hour Division is responsible for administering various provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act that extend protections to different types of nonimmigrant workers. Some statutory requirements may overlap. For more assistance with the requirements of each law, click the link(s) provided below. Because of the interplay between the laws can be complex, please contact the Wage and Hour Division for specific questions.

  • D-1 — The temporary employment of alien crewmembers to perform longshore activities at U.S. ports
  • E-3 — The temporary employment of foreign nationals from Australia in specialty occupations
  • H-1B — The temporary employment of foreign workers in the United States in specialty occupations or as fashion models
  • H-1B1 — The temporary employment of foreign nationals from Chile and Singapore in specialty occupations
  • H-1C — The temporary employment of foreign workers as registered nurses in health professional shortage areas
  • H-2A — Temporary employment of foreign workers in agriculture
  • H-2B — The temporary employment of foreign workers for seasonal skills in areas other than agriculture

U and T Visa Certifications

General Guidance

Nonimmigrant Worker Related Agency Links: