Diplomatic and Government Officials

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Overview

A-1, A-2, C-3, and G-1 through G-4 visas may be issued to diplomats and other government officials for official travel to or transit through the United States. Generally, the type of visa required by a diplomat or other government official depends upon their purpose of travel to the United States. There are very specific requirements which must be met by applicants in order to qualify for A, G, or NATO visas under U.S. immigration law.

Applications for A-1, A-2, C-3, and G-1 through G-4 visas for Chinese nationals must be submitted to the U.S. Embassy Consular Section or the Consulate General through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Third country national applications for A-1, A-2, C-3, and G-1 through G-4 visas may be submitted by courier to the U.S. Embassy Consular Section or Consulate General from accredited diplomatic missions and international organizations in China. A diplomatic note must accompany all A-1, A-2, C-3, and G-1 through G-4 visa applications. Please consult the website of the U.S. Embassy Consular Section or the Consulate General at which you would like to apply for further details.

Do not pay an MRV visa application fee through this site, as it will not be refunded.
Members of third-country diplomatic missions and international organizations who bear diplomatic or official passports and wish to apply for B-1/B-2 visitor visas may do so without making an appointment. Please consult the website of the U.S. Embassy Consular Section or the Consulate General at which you would like to apply for further details.

More Information

For more information, please visit this web page or consult with your government or agency's administrative office responsible for visa issues.

You can visit the Department of State website for additional information about qualifying for Diplomatic and Official visas and for more specific information about A, C, and G visas.