Diplomatic and Government Officials

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Overview

G-1 through G-4 visas may be issued to diplomats and other government officials for official travel to 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 G-1 through G-4 visas may be submitted directly in Bangkok. All G-1 through G-4 visa applications must be accompanied by a diplomatic note or, for international organizations, an official letter requesting the issuance of a G visa. Do not pay an MRV visa application fee through this site, as it will not be refunded.

The Embassy will maintain a Diplomatic and Official Visa window for diplomats, national level government officials, and International Organization employees traveling to the U.S. on official business who qualify for A, G or C (diplomatic) visas.  The window will be open on Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 1:30-3:00pm.

Applicants who believe they may meet the qualifications for a diplomatic or official visa should consult with their administrative offices that normally handle visa issues, and then complete the  DS-160 Electronic Non-Immigrant Visa Application based on the diplomatic or official visa category for which they believe they will qualify, and print out the Confirmation page.  They should submit the Confirmation page and a Diplomatic Note or Note Verbale from the Foreign Ministry or International Organization to the Diplomatic Window during the times specified above.

Applications should be delivered to the Embassy by diplomatic courier a minimum of four working days prior to departure.  A consular officer will review the application and determine whether the applicant qualifies for a diplomatic visa.

If the applicant qualifies for a diplomatic or official visa, the Embassy waives the fingerprinting requirement and the visa application fee.  The Embassy processes the visa, which will be ready for pick-up at the diplomatic window on the following Monday or Wednesday during diplomatic window hours.

Note: The U.S. Consulate General in Chiang Mai does not accept applications for A, G, or C (diplomatic) visas.

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.