Nonimmigrant Visas: Temporary Employment & Business

Afghanistan is experiencing an intense third wave of COVID-19 cases throughout the country.  In response to the current outbreak, effective June 13 the Embassy’s Consular Section is suspending all visa operations. Those scheduled for appointments in coming days will be contacted directly to reschedule as soon as visa operations resume.

Applicants do not need to contact the Embassy to reschedule and should not come to the Embassy.  We acknowledge and regret the inconvenience to applicants, as we seek to protect the health of our staff and applicants to ensure we can fully support visa and other consular services going forward. 

Temporary employment visas are for persons who want to enter the United States for employment lasting a fixed period of time, and are not considered permanent or indefinite. Each of these visas requires the prospective employer to first file a petition with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). An approved petition is required to apply for a temporary employment visa.

See our Temporary Employment Visa Categories on usvisas.state.gov to determine which visa category might be appropriate for your purpose of travel to the United States.