Employment-Based Immigration

We are only accepting applications from residents of Zimbabwe at this time. Non-resident applicants cannot currently apply for a U.S. visa in Zimbabwe and should reach out to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate closest to their place of habitual residence resumes visa services.

If you received a letter from the National Visa Center (NVC) with a date and time for a scheduled interview at the U.S. Embassy in Zimbabwe, please disregard that date and time. The letter from NVC means that your case has been transferred to the Embassy in Zimbabwe for processing. We will email you with instructions and with a date and time for interview once you indicate you are documentarily ready. If you have not received instructions directly from ConsularHarare@state.gov within two weeks of receiving your letter from NVC, please email us.

Every fiscal year (October 1st – September 30th), approximately 140,000 employment-based immigrant visas are made available to qualified applicants under the provisions of U.S. immigration law, specifically the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Employment based immigrant visas are divided into five preference categories. Certain spouses and children may accompany or follow-to-join employment-based immigrants.  You can learn more about these five categories of employment-based immigrant visas on usvisas.state.gov.

To apply for an employment-based immigrant visa, follow the steps on the Immigrant Visa Process on usvisas.state.gov.  Once you have completed those steps, review the instructions given to you by the National Visa Center (NVC), along with the information presented on this website, for further guidance and instructions.