Nonimmigrant Visas: Temporary Employment & Business

As of March 15, 2020, we are not offering appointments slots for nonimmigrant visas inside Iraq. We will resume routine visa services as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date at this time. If you need a visa appointment, please visit https://travel.state.gov to find an Embassy or Consulate where you can apply. When we resume routine visa services, we will update this page.

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.