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Effective November 26, 2018, all individuals visiting the Embassy to submit diplomatic or official visa (A, C-3 and G) applications must schedule an appointment two business days prior to the visit.  To schedule an appointment, please submit the visiting individual’s name and expected date of visit to SeoulConsDipOffvisas@state.gov.


A-1, A-2, and 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 A-1, A-2, and G-1 through G-4 visas must be submitted to the U.S. Embassy Consular Section. Applications may be submitted at window #213 of the U.S. Embassy Seoul, Nonimmigrant Visa Unit or by courier. A diplomatic note must accompany all A-1, A-2, and G1 through G-5 visa applications or, for international organizations, an official letter from the international organization requesting the issuance of a G visa.

A-1, A-2, or C-3 (Officials in Foreign Governments and Immediate Family) and G-1, G-2, G-3, or G-4 (International Organizations & NATO) visa applicants are exempt from paying the non-refundable visa application fee.

More Information

For more information, please visit this web page for G visas or this web page for A visas

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.