I have worked in the US on a J-1 Visa, can I apply and return on a H-2B visa? Tyson June 05, 2018 16:27 Updated Follow The J-1 Visa is completely different; you will need to apply as a new H-2B applicant. Related articles Can my US Employer request me back for the following year? How do I apply to go on the H-2B Program? When is the closing date for this program? Do you have to have a Social Security number to start working? What are the fees for the H-2B Program? Comments 1 comment Sort by Date Votes Sashagaye1997 October 03, 2019 20:47 I would like to register and apply for a H2b visa for next summer 0 Comment actions Permalink Please sign in to leave a comment.