Nonimmigrant Visas: Temporary Employment & Business

Urgent Information for Visa Applicants

At this time, the U.S. Embassy in Mozambique is not scheduling appointments for business (B1) or tourist (B2) visas.  If you have an emergency requiring urgent travel, please send an e-mail to

Applicants for H1B, H2B, H4, L and certain J categories covered by Presidential Proclamation 10052 should request an appointment only if you have reason to believe you may qualify for one of the exceptions listed in the Proclamation here:

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.