Diplomatic and Government Officials

Additional information


Applicants must complete the Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application, Form DS-160 and should bring the following required document to the Consular Section between 10:00 am and 12:00 (Noon) Monday through Thursday. No appointment is needed. Please bring the following:

  • A Diplomatic note. The diplomatic note is written confirmation by the sending government or organization; this must contain the applicants’ full name, position and clearly states the specific purpose for travel and length of the mission.
    • Apart from the Ministries of Interior and Defense, all other individuals going on official travel on behalf of another government ministry are requested to transmit their requests through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Official Travel Orders
  • A valid passport
  • Online DS-160 application confirmation page
  • One (1) photograph, FORMAT 5cmX5cm. See the Photos Requirements.

.Note: Applicants for diplomatic and official visas are not subject to U.S. fingerprint requirements and will not be charged the non-refundable, visa application fee. Although personal appearances are generally not needed for these types of visas, the Embassy reserves the right to fingerprint and interview any applicant.

Note: Holders of diplomatic or government passports who are traveling for personal reasons (tourism, vacation, family visits, etc) must apply for the appropriate visa by paying the visa application fees and making an appointment online well in advance of their travel.

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.