Immigrant Visas: Employment-Based Immigration

The Visa Section at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul is currently closed to the public due to COVID-19. We are unable to provide immigrant and nonimmigrant visa services that require an in-person appearance or interview

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Every fiscal year (October 1st – September 30th), approximately 140,000 employment-based immigrant visas are made available to qualified applicants under the provisions of U.S. immigration law, specifically the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Employment based immigrant visas are divided into five preference categories. Certain spouses and children may accompany or follow-to-join employment-based immigrants.  You can learn more about these five categories of employment-based immigrant visas on