Know Your Rights/Report Fraudulent Activity
With the H-2 visa program, you have the same rights as every worker in the United States. You should be paid on time, receive extra pay for overtime work, and receive good treatment and clean housing. When you get your H-2 visa, you will receive a pamphlet with a free number to call in case you feel mistreated. Report mistreatment right away—reporting is 100% confidential and operators speak Spanish.
HOW TO VERIFY THAT YOUR JOB OFFER IS LEGITIMATE:
If you have doubts about whether your job offer is legitimate, please contact our Fraud Prevention Unit at DenunciasSV@state.gov or calling the local number 2501-2636. Our staff speak Spanish and all calls are confidential.
Signs that your job offer may not be legitimate:
- The recruiter constantly changes the date of the appointment at the Consulate or date of departure for the U.S.
- The recruiter cannot clearly explain the costs of the application.
- The recruiter does not provide details about the job (name of the company, city and state of the jobsite, list of job responsibilities, salary information, length of contract).
In order to maintain a visa process that is fair and equitable to all applicants, please note the following:
- No fee paid to anyone will guarantee the issuance of a visa.
- No fee will guarantee a specific appointment date or time.
- Be truthful during the interview; don’t accept advice to mislead the consular officer. Misleading or lying could result in a permanent visa denial.
- Only persons applying for visas are allowed into the Consulate.
Don’t be afraid to report any fraudulent activity that affects you personally or that you may witness occurring to someone else. You can help prevent yourself or your friends from becoming victims of fraud, by contacting our Fraud Prevention Unit at DenunciasSV@state.gov or calling the local number 2501-2636. Our staff speak Spanish and all calls are confidential.