Diplomatic and Government Officials

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Overview

A, G and NATO visas may be issued to diplomats and other government officials, their dependents, and their domestic employees, for official 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, G or NATO visas are submitted directly to the U.S. Embassy/Consulate. A diplomatic note or official request from the sponsoring agency/government must accompany all A, G and NATO applications.

Do not pay an MRV visa application fee through this site, as it will not be refunded.

Official And Diplomatic Visa Application

Applications for A, C-3 (transit) and G visas for official travel to the United States may be submitted to the Consular section at 3.00pm Monday through Friday, except on U.S. and Mongolian holidays.

A-1, A-2, A-3, G-1, G-2 and C-3 visa applications must be accompanied by a Note Verbale (Diplomatic Note). The Diplomatic Note should include the name of the traveler, his or her position within the government, the date and itinerary of the trip, and an explanation of the particular duties or services to be performed. Diplomatic Notes should be accompanied by an unofficial English translation.

G-4 visa applications must be accompanied by an official request from the appropriate international organization (UN, World Bank, IMF etc.).

Note: No personal appearance is required for applications for official travel on A, C-3 and G visas. However, personal appearance and biometric fingerprinting are mandatory for applicants applying for A-3 and G-5 visas.

After reviewing a submitted application, the Consular section may, in some cases, require the applicant to appear in person for an interview.

Processing time for an application is 5 days from the time the Consular section received the application package.

Visa processing and issuance fees

All categories of official and diplomatic visas are exempt from visa fees.

If you have questions concerning official travel, please contact the consular section Ulaanbaatar directly at the following address UlaanbaatarNIV@state.gov

More Information

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 visas and G visas.