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Interested candidates must submit their completed DS-174 (Application for Employment as LE Staff or Family Member).

Positions from FSN-1 to FSN-4: DS-174 either can be mailed on the following mailing address or can be submitted by e-mail at Please clearly mark the position title or/and vacancy announcement number you are applying for on the top of the envelope otherwise Vacancy Announcement Number must be mentioned in the subject line if you are choosing the option of e-mail.

Submit Completed DS-174 to:

Human Resources Office
U.S. Embassy, Islamabad
P.O. Box 1048, GPO, Islamabad.

Positions from FSN-5 to FSN-12: DS-174 will ONLY be accepted if it is submitted by e-mail at indicating the Vacancy Announcement Number in subject line.

You may skip the signature portion while submitting the DS-174 by email.

Applicants claiming a U.S. Veteran's preference must submit written documentation confirming eligibility (e.g., Member Copy 4 of Form DD-214, Letter from the Veteran's Administration, or certification documenting eligibility under the VOW Act with an expected discharge no later than 120 days after the certification is submitted) by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veteran's preference will not be considered in the application process.

Incomplete DS-174 form or submissions received after the closing date will not be considered. Please do not attach any documents at this stage; you will be informed when your documents are required. Only those candidates meeting all the requirements will be contacted for a test/interview.

For USAID Positions:

Applications should be submitted on the prescribed application form (DS-174) on the email or the mailing address provided in the vacancy announcement.