G-5 Visa

G-5 Classification Attendants, servants and personal employees of G-1 to G-4. May be admitted for 3 years, plus renewals in increments of 2 years, but extensions must be accompanied by a letter from employer describing G-5’s work. Subject to inadmissibility on all grounds. Congress has mandated that G-5s have labor contracts that meet certain requirements, …

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G-4 Visa

G-4 Classification Officers and employees of international organization and immediate family. Includes “personnel of any rank.” Special expeditious treatment to U.N. reps, because U.S. host country. Sons and daughters, widows and retirees in G-4 status can apply for permanent residence as “special immigrants.” G-4s include officers and employees of INTELSAT who worked for the company …

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G-3 Visa

G-3 Classification G-I/G-2 from government without de jure recognition from United States. Nonmember country of an international organization.

G-2 Visa

G-2 Classification Representatives of a recognized government and their immediate family. Military officers assisting U.N. with peacekeeping matters. Attendees of course at IMF and World bank. Other accredited representatives. Immediate family of all above persons.

G-1 Visa

G-1 Classification Principal resident representative. Family and staff (of any rank, including clerical and custodial employees, so long as they are assigned on “resident basis”). G-ls are for members of a permanent mission of a recognized government. Foreign government has United States de jure recognition. International organization listed (e.g., IMF, U.N., OAS, OAU).

What is the difference between Diplomatic and Official Visas?

Diplomat Visas Persons holding a diplomatic passport, and eligible to receive diplomatic visa. Heads of state; Royal families; Governor generals; Cabinet members; Justices of highest court; Presiding members of legislatures; Ambassadors; Military at or above rank of brigadier general; Military attache; G-4 visa holders if Sec. General of U.N. or other high U.N. official or …

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