Nonimmigrant Visas: Temporary Employment & Business

As of January 1, 2020, all consular services are suspended at U.S. Embassy Baghdad.

Nonimmigrant Visa

Nonimmigrant visa applicants can apply at any U.S. embassy or consulate in another country or at the U.S. Consulate General in Erbil. For more information regarding applying for nonimmigrant visas, please visit

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 to determine which visa category might be appropriate for your purpose of travel to the United States.