PREPARING FOR TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENT
We have simplified the process in a few easy steps
Per H2B regulations, an H2B worker who is returning to his/her home country is eligible for employer-provided return transportation only if the worker completes the entire contract period with the employer.
In order to fulfill your obligation of providing return transportation to the respective worker(s) you can:
1. Inform the worker(s) of the amount that will be reimbursed and then allow the worker(s) to buy tickets on their own based on the reimbursable amount
2. Purchase a ticket and then provide it to the worker(s)
The H2B worker’s contract end date is shown on the worker's Form I-94 and/or on the employer’s Form I-797 A.
Determine the last day of work for each H2B worker whose intention is to return home.
Communicate the date to the H2B worker via email.
cost OF Transportation
Determine the destination airport
Conduct online research to determine the most economical and reasonable cost of transportation from your location to worker's home town.
Date(s) of travel should be on or after the date communicated to the worker at Step 1.
Click below for additional details on airfares:
determine how to handle return transportation
Once you have determined the most reasonable and economical ticket you can do either of the options below:
A) Inform the worker(s) of the amount that will be reimbursed and direct the worker(s) to buy tickets on their own based on the reimbursable amount
we recommend that this communication be done in writing, via email.
the email should contain, as attachment, a copy of the most economical & reasonable ticket found at Step 2.
B) Purchase a ticket and then provide it to the worker
we recommend that this communication be done in writing, via email
the email should contain, as attachment, a copy of the ticket you purchased (e-receipt)
Applicable only if option A is chosen in Step 3
On the last pay cycle please include the travel reimbursement amount communicated at Step 3.
It is advisable that the travel reimbursement check be issued separately from the last paycheck.
If travel reimbursement amount is added to the last paycheck, then the amount should be itemized clearly as "return travel reimbursement" and be easily identifiable.