Category A visas

Diplomats & foreign government employees

Career diplomats, certain other accredited and accepted officials, and employees of recognised foreign governments and their immediate families are issued with a category A visa if their visit to the US is on behalf of their national government and to engage solely in official activities for that government.

Category A visas

A-1 and A-2 visas are issued on the basis of reciprocity and are valid for the duration of the holder’s assignment. A-3 visas for attendants, servants and personal employees are valid for one year and can be renewed annually. Certain holders of category A visas have diplomatic immunity.

A-1 and A-2 visas are issued on the basis of reciprocity and are valid for the duration of the holder’s assignment. A-3 visas for attendants, servants and personal employees are valid for one year and can be renewed annually. Certain holders of category A visas have diplomatic immunity.

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