Nonimmigrant Visas: Temporary Employment & Business

Urgent Information for Visa Applicants:

U.S. Embassy Maputo will schedule routine visa services while implementing COVID-19 mitigation measures to safeguard our staff and consular customers, including physical distancing in our waiting room, frequent disinfection of high touch areas, and scheduling fewer interviews at a time. Mozambican passport holders are eligible for three month validity visas only. Travelers ineligible for visa waiver issuance are encouraged to begin looking for appointment availability 2-3 months prior to your date of travel.

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.