Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Kathmandu
Position Title:
Visa Assistant (IV)- All Interested Applicants
Open Period:
11/14/2019 - 11/28/2019 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 1415 7
NPR ₨1,102,968
Work Schedule:
Full-time - 40 hours per week.
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Kathmandu, NP
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section


Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
All Interested Applicants/All Sources

For applicants who are USEFMs, the final grade/step for the position will be determined by Washington DC. The proposed grade is FP-07.
Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Appointment Type Details:
Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period.
Marketing Statement:

We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.


The U.S. Mission in Kathmandu, Nepal is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Visa Assistant (IV). This vacancy is open to All Interested Applicants.

The work schedule for this position is Full Time (40 hours per week).

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

Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Travel Required:
Occasional Travel

Occasional travel may be be required.


The Immigrant Visa Assistant works as part of a six-person Immigrant Visa / Diversity Visa (IV/DV) Unit to process Kathmandu’s approximately 7,000 machine-readable IV/DV applications and other Legal Permanent Residence (LPR) services annually.  The incumbent is responsible for ensuring the accuracy, timeliness, and quality control of IV/DV application data intake processing, and for ensuring regular reporting and accountability standards are met under the oversight of the IV/DV Supervisory Visa Assistant. The incumbent is responsible for maintaining high levels of customer service, the utmost standards of ethics and integrity, and internal best practices for ensuring the complete accuracy of all information on visa applications, printed visas, and boarding foils.

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE:  Minimum two years of progressively responsible experience in an administrative, governmental, or para-professional field is required.


Education Requirements:

College level education is required.


These may be tested (Language, Skills and Abilities):

LANGUAGE:  Level IV (fluent) speaking/reading/writing English is required. Level IV (fluent) speaking/reading/writing Nepali is required. 

Please specify in your application your level of proficiency in ALL languages listed above.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Ability to use Windows-based computer applications and ability to learn and use sophisticated consular software applications is required.


EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO):  The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.


All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

Benefits and Other Info

Agency Benefits:

Benefits will be explained during job offer.


Other Information:

HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS:  Applicants in the following hiring preference categories are extended a hiring preference in the order listed below.  Therefore, it is essential that these applicants accurately describe their status on the application. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible for a hiring preference.


  1. AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*


  3. FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights **

* IMPORTANT:  Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of their most recent DD-214 (“Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty”), equivalent documentation, or certification.  A “certification” is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant. The certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service.  Acceptable documentation must be submitted in order for the preference to be given. 

** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS with re-employment rights back to their agency or bureau.

For more information (i.e., what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc.?) and for additional employment considerations, please visit the following link.

How to Apply

How to Apply:

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a security clearance.

Applications must be completed and submitted through Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA).

Applicants must address each required qualification with specific information supporting each item. Failure to do so will
result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

To apply, please click the “APPLY TO THIS VACANCY” button, create or log-in to your ERA account and begin the
application process.

For information on ERA and detailed instructions on how to apply, please visit the ERA information page in our internet site

ERA information page-Internet site

Paper or e-mailed applications are not accepted.

Required Documents:

Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

  • Copy of Citizenship

  • List of References

  • Education transcript

  • Training certificates (position relevant)

  • DD-214 (Member copy 4) (if applicable)

  • SF-50 (if applicable)

  • Other documents (copies of awards, performance evaluation etc.)

Next Steps:

Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email. 

Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Kathmandu, Nepal.