Diplomatic and Government Officials

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Overview

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

Diplomats and other government officials traveling to the United States may submit official visa applications in person at the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu from 2 pm – 3 pm Monday – Friday by themselves or through their representatives. Official visas include A (general official travel to the United States), G (official travel to international organizations such as the UN), and C-3 (officials transiting the United States en route to official meetings in another country). In some cases, the application can include the principal traveler’s family members, as well as domestic employees. Applicants must meet specific requirements to qualify for an official visa under U.S. immigration law (click here for detailed information on the requirements for an A visa and here for G visas). No fees are required to apply for an official visa.

The required application documents consist of the following:

  • a passport valid for at least six months beyond the planned date of entry into the United States;
  • the one-page confirmation form (with legible barcode) from the DS-160 (applicants should correctly choose the appropriate visa category for their purpose of travel and answer all questions on the form);
  • a recent photograph measuring 2" x 2" with a white or off white background (click here for complete photo requirements);
  • a diplomatic note, including the applicant's title, his/her purpose and duration of travel and predecessor's name;
  • an invitation letter from the United States;
  • a complete CV, including education, professional training, employment, research, publication details, and height, etc.;
  • a photocopy of the bio-page(s) of all previous passport(s) for the last ten years;
  • a travel history for the last ten years;
  • a list of sibling(s) and children names;
  • a transportation letter for UN officials applying for G-4 visas, and;
  • any other relevant documents that will help explain the applicant's purpose of travel.

Please Note: Applications with incomplete or inaccurate information will not be accepted and will be returned upon review.

Many visa applications necessitate further routine but required administrative processing, an integral part of the visa adjudication process that can be neither waived nor expedited. Most administrative processing is resolved within 60 to 90 days; however, it is difficult to predict the amount of time it will take. When administrative processing is required, the timing will vary based on the individual circumstances of each case. Visa applicants are reminded to apply early for their visa, well in advance of the anticipated travel date.

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 visas and G visas.