Nonimmigrant Visas: Temporary Employment & Business

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.

The U.S. Consulate General Curacao provides limited petition based NIV processing.
Interested applicants can apply for

  • O (Persons with Extraordinary Ability),
  • P (Athletes, Artists, Entertainers),
  • Q (International Cultural Exchange), and
  • R (Religious Worker) visa categories.

For all other temporary employment visa categories please refer to your nearest Embassy.