Diplomatic Visas | Foreign Government Officials | Washington DC Immigration Law Firm

A-1 or A-2 Visas

The A-1 or A-2 visa is for diplomats and officials from foreign countries. These visa holders are coming to the United States to work on behalf of their governments in an official capacity.

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How do you qualify for an A-1 Visa?

An A-1 visa is granted to a government’s head of state regardless of the purpose for the visit. In addition, foreign ambassadors and cabinet members are eligible for the A-1 visa in pursuit of official acitivities. 

The spouse and children of an A-1 visa holder are also entitled to a visa.

How do you qualify for an A-2 Visa?

If you are a full-time government employee working at an embassy in the United States, then you may qualify for an A-2 visa. In addition, individuals serving in the military of a foreign country and stationed in the United States, either at a U.S. base or at an embassy are eligible for an A-2 visa.

The spouse and children of an A-2 visa holder are also entitled to a visa.

What is a G-1 Visa?

A G visa is issued to individuals arriving in the United States for a conference sponsored by international organizations, such as the United Nations or the World Bank. The G-1 is a diplomatic nonimmigrant visa for the principal representative of a foreign government at a United Nations Organization or an International Mission.

What is a G-2 Visa?

The G-2 visa is offered to diplomatic nonimmigrants who are accredited representatives of recognized foreign governments at a United Nations Organization or an International Mission.

What is a G-3 Visa?

A diplomatic nonimmigrant visa is offered to the representatives of unrecognized foreign governments at a United Nations Organization or an International Mission.

What is a G-4 Visa?

The G-4 visa is issued to employees of International Organizations such as The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

What is a G-5 Visa?

This is a nonimmigrant visa permitting admission into the United States of attendants, servants, au pairs or personal employees of principal G visa holders.  A G-5 visa is valid for three years.

Will my family also be granted admission to the United States?

The spouse and children of a diplomatic A visa holder are also entitled to a visa. There are some exceptions so please contact us for more information to see if you are eligible.

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Our immigration law firm can assist you with obtaining permanent residency, citizenship, marriage-based adjustment, work or other type of visas, deportation defense and asylum. An immigration lawyer can also assist your business immigration issues by fully evaluating your case before applying for the appropriate visa. 

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Consular Processing

United States consulates and embassies throughout the world process both immigrant and non-immigrant visa applications. An immigrant visa qualifies an applicant for Permanent Residency.  A non-immigrant visa is for applicants who want to reside temporarily in the United States for employment or some other limited purpose. For example, treaty traders or investors, students, visitors, temporary professionals, exchange visitors, fiancés of U.S. citizens, intra-company transferees and family members.

Our firm has extensive experience in representing individuals interested in any of these visas.

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