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.

Please note that H1B and L visa categories have been temporarily suspended until December 31, 2020.

 As of August 6, 2019, Togolese passport holders are required to pay visa reciprocity fees for the following visa categories:

Visa Category Fee
E $210
F $255
H $225
I $255
L $225
R $225

 Rate: 1 USD = 590 FCFA rounded up to the nearest thousand

 Note: Reciprocity fees are paid in addition to the interview fee, only if a visa is approved.

 For more information please see Togo reciprocity at travel.state.gov