Nonimmigrant Visas: Temporary Employment & Business

Message for non-immigrant visa applicants:

Change in visa interview days during the months of August, September and October 2019.

Due to staffing gaps, interviews will be less frequent and may be conducted on different days than usual.
Please consult the Embassy’s online NIV Appointment System as it will be updated regularly.
Changes may arise, and if so, the public will be informed, and people with appointments will be contacted immediately.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to schedule visa appointments well in advance.

U.S. Embassy Windhoek will resume regular services in the first week of November 2019.
Note: For applicants in need of urgent appointments, for instance due to urgent medical conditions or a death in the family, please read the Emergency Appointments section of our website.


Warning: Embassy Windhoek does not charge any fees for completing online forms and appointments!

While completing the DS-160 form, other commercial websites may offer assistance by asking for payment, but this is not necessary or required in order to apply for your U.S. visa in Windhoek.

Applicants only pay a onetime US$ 160 application fee in person, in cash, at the Embassy on the day of their interview and not on-line through the internet. Another Company, Website or Individual cannot guarantee the issuance of a U.S. Visa. Any such claims are fraudulent.

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.