Diplomatic and government officials may qualify for a diplomatic or official class visa for travel to the United States related to official activities on behalf of your government or international organization. Local and provincial government officials do not qualify for A or G visas. Qualified visa applicants traveling to the United States for assignments of less than 90 days will be issued visas annotated “TDY” (temporary duty).
Diplomatic passport holders who wish to travel to the United States on personal travel may be entitled to a B1/B2 tourist visa at no cost. Please contact the Embassy for further details. Additional information about U.S. visas for diplomats and government officials can be found here.
Applicants for Diplomatic and Official class visas do not need to appear for an interview nor pay the visa application fee (except A-3 and G-5 applicants). Please contact us via email (ConsularPortMoresby@state.gov) to advise us of your intent to apply and to schedule a time when a courier/your representative may drop off your application documents.
Applicants from Solomon Islands and Vanuatu: Applicants for A and G type visas are generally exempt from visa interviews and fees and do not need to travel to Port Moresby. You may mail your documents to the Embassy for processing. Please email us at ConsularPortMoresby@state.gov to request our mailing address and further instructions.
You or your representative/courier must submit the following documents for each applicant for a diplomatic or official visa: