Visa Assistant Job Vacancy in Embassy of the United States - Abu Dhabi, UAE
Position title
Visa Assistant


This position requires a full-time job (40 hours per semaine).

Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (6 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory position:


Relocation expenses refunded



Basic Function:

As one of five Visa Assistants within the Non-immigrant Visa Unit (NIV), Assists in a range of NIV functions. Responsible for processing all visa applications from a pool of more than 120 nationalities. Assesses applicant's readiness to interview, expedited processing, fraud indicators, and prints and quality control issued visas. In an autonomous manner, evaluates and responds in writing to complex and routine inquiries. To complete duties and answer inquiries, use high-level subject matter knowledge.

Qualifications & Evaluations


EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: At least three years of experience in visa work and related consular work or three years of experience working with complex legal or regulatory material.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS - The applicant must provide the required documentation. Please see the Tab for Required Documents.

Education requirements:

Two years of post-secondary education are required at the college or university level.


LANGUAGE It may be tested.

Level IV Fluent in Reading/Writing/Speaking in English is required.

Level IV Fluent in Reading/Writing/Speaking in Arabic or Farsi or Hindi or Urdu is required.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY - (EEO b> All people are given equal opportunities and fair and equitable treatment when it comes to employment, regardless of race, color, religion or disability.


All applicants will need to be cleared for security and medical certifications.

Benefits, and Other Information


Agency Benefits:

Locally employed staff, which includes Members of Household (MOHs) and Third-Country Nationals, may be eligible for a compensation package, which may include separation, health, or other benefits.

Benefits for EFMs should be discussed with Human Resources Office.

The HR Office assigns the pay plan at the time the conditional offer letter is sent.

Additional Information

The following link will provide information about the COVID-19 requirements.

HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS: Hiring preference is granted to applicants in the following categories of hiring preference. It is important that applicants clearly describe their situation on the application. Inadequately describing their status on the application could lead to a rejection of the applicant for consideration.

1. AEFM / USEFM is a U.S. preference-eligible AEFM. Veteran*
3. FS with reemployment rights and CS on LWOP

  • Important: All applicants who claim preference-eligible U.S. status must submit a copy of their most recent DD-214 ("Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty"), Letter from Veterans Affairs. Applicants who claim preference-eligible U.S. status must provide a copy of their most recent DD-214 ("Certificate Of Release or Discharge From Active Duty"), a Letter From Veterans' Affairs, which shows the existence of a service-connected impairment dated within six months. A "certification" document is any written document issued by the armed forces which certify that the service member will be discharged from active duty or released from it under honorable conditions, within 120 days of the application. The letterhead should be from the relevant military branch. It should contain (1) the military service dates, including the expected discharge date or release date; (2) the nature of service. To be granted preference, you must submit acceptable documentation.

** Foreign Service employees who are on LWOP or CS and have re-employment rights to their bureau or agency, this level of preference is applicable.

You can find more information about EFMs, USEFMs, AEFMs, MOHs, etc. at the following link. For additional information and considerations regarding employment, please visit this link.

How to Apply

How to apply:

Candidates must be able and able to obtain a clearance from the public trust.

Click the "Submit an Application" button to apply for this job. Visit the Mission website for more information.

Required Documents

You must submit your requested degree and/or transcripts to verify that you are qualified based on education by the closing date. Insufficient information or failure to provide the requested information may result in your disqualification from this position.

All applicants:

  • Transcript and/or Degree/Diploma
  • Passport Copy

Eligible Family Member Applicants

  • Copy of the Orders/Assignment Notifications (or an equivalent)
  • Copy of passport
  • DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter From Veterans' Affairs or any other supporting documentation (if applicable).
  • SF-50 (if applicable)

Next steps:

Emails will be sent to applicants who have been invited to take a test of their language skills or are chosen for an interview.

The complete job description, including all duties and responsibilities, can be found here. Contact the Human Resources Office for more information.

We are grateful for your application and interest in the U.S. Mission in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Job Location
Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, 00000, UAE
Employment Type
Base Salary
AED9,120 -AED6,080 Per month
Date posted
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