Nonimmigrant Visas: Temporary Employment & Business

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.

You can find the latest information on COVID here:  https://af.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/

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.