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.

The following visa categories (A, C-3, G-1 through G-4) 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 to qualify for A, C-3, or G visas under U.S. immigration law. Visit the following link for more information:

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/other-visa-categories.html

Diplomatic and official visa requests must be sent directly to the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo from the applicant’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Diplomatic Mission, or the International Organization for whom the applicant works.

All requests must be accompanied by the documents listed below in PDF format and within a 2MG size limit.  They should be sent to: SDODipVisas@state.gov

  1. The DS-160 confirmation sheet.  Completed the form online at: http://ceac.state.gov.  
  2. A copy of the applicant’s passport biographic page.
  3. A diplomatic note from the foreign diplomatic mission, international organization, or ministry of foreign affairs that includes:
  • Name and date of birth of the official traveler
  • Position and title
  • Place of assignment or visit
  • Purpose of travel
  • Brief description of duties
  • Travel date
  • Length of stay
  • Names, family relationship, dates of birth of dependents and/or other members of household who will be accompanying or joining the official traveler.

There is no visa application fee for diplomatic or official visas within these categories.

If fingerprints or an interview are necessary, the Consular Section will contact the applicant via e-mail to schedule an appointment.

The Consular Section requires at least 5 working days to review all documentation received.  If no additional information is required, and the application is approved, the Consular Section will contact the foreign diplomatic mission, international organization, or ministry of foreign affairs via e-mail and request the applicant’s passport. We expect to return the applicant’s passport with the visa adhered inside on the same day the passport is submitted.   If there is a delay, the applicant will be notified.

If you have questions regarding the diplomatic or official visa application process, please contact us by e-mail: SDODipVisas@state.gov

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

 

More Information

If you have questions regarding the diplomatic or official visa application process, contact us by sending an email to SDODipVisas@state.gov.

Visit the following link for more information:

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/other-visa-categories.html