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Diplomatic Visa Attorney in Irvine

Diplomatic visas are reserved for heads of state, royal families, ambassadors, cabinet ministers, members of parliament, governors, military attachés, employees of foreign ministries and other high ranking government officials. The United States Department of State is charged with granting diplomatic visas, while the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) is responsible for diplomats who wish to change their visa status to a non-diplomatic status, or to seek permanent residency in the United States.

What Are the Different Types of Diplomatic Visas?

Diplomatic visas are issued in several forms. An "A" visa is reserved for diplomats and other foreign officials to perform duties on behalf of their government. These individuals and their immediate family members must obtain an A-1 or A-2 visa prior to entry into the United States.

A "G" visa is reserved for those working at a designated international organization, such as the World Trade Organization or the United Nations. The G visa is further subdivided into five additional categories.

The NATO visa is for employees of NATO member countries. Like many other diplomatic visas, NATO visas allow for attendants, servants and personal employees of the NATO visa holder to obtain a NATO-7 visa for travel to the United States.

What Are The Requirements For Obtaining An A-Visa?

Below are the primary requirements for obtaining an A-Visa:

  • Official Capacity: The applicant must be traveling to the U.S. to engage in official activities on behalf of their national government. This includes roles such as ambassadors, ministers, consular officers, and other diplomatic personnel.
  • Proof of Official Status: Applicants must provide proof that they are employed by a recognized foreign government and will be performing official duties while in the U.S. This typically involves an official request or confirmation from the foreign government.
  • Immediate Family Members: Immediate family members, such as spouses and unmarried children under 21, are eligible to accompany the principal visa holder. They must apply for their respective A-visa categories and demonstrate their relationship to the principal applicant.
  • Diplomatic Note: The applicant's home government must provide a Diplomatic Note. The note validates the applicant's eligibility for an A-Visa by outlining their official status and the reason for their journey.
  • Non-Immigrant Intent: Applicants for A-Visas are not required to prove that they intend to return home, but they still must follow the terms of their visa and not stay longer than is authorized.

Working with an experienced Orange County A-visa attorney can greatly streamline the process and ensure all necessary documentation is accurately prepared and submitted. We are here to assist you in meeting these requirements and securing your A-Visa with ease.

United States Advisory Opinions

For some diplomats, the most problematic aspect of obtaining a diplomatic visa is when requesting a security opinion from the US prior to the issuance of the visa. For example, individuals from nations who do not have cordial relations with the United States may be denied a visa. An experienced Orange County diplomatic visa attorney can assist with this task, to ensure the highest probability of your visa being granted.

Expert Legal Guidance for Diplomatic Visas

It can be challenging to navigate the complexity of diplomatic visas, but our team of qualified immigration lawyers at Yekrangi & Associates is here to provide support. Whether you need a diplomatic visa for a family member or yourself, we offer professional legal advice and assistance throughout the application process.

Our services for diplomatic visas include:

  • Assistance with the application process
  • Legal advice on eligibility requirements
  • Representation in case of denials or delays
  • Updates on changes in immigration laws

With our tailored approach and meticulous attention to detail, you can rely on Yekrangi & Associates to champion your best interests and assist you in reaching your immigration goals. Arrange a consultation with one of our experienced attorneys today.

Contact the Immigration Yekrangi & Associates

Diplomatic visas make up a very narrow but important component of the United States visa system. Most immigration lawyers entirely avoid diplomatic visas altogether, because they are applicable to only a very small, select percentage of the world population. Although filing for diplomatic visas may seem routine, there are many areas that need special attention, especially if you enter the United States on a diplomatic passport and wish to preserve diplomatic immunity. Reach out to our Irvine immigration law attorneys today!

To schedule an initial consultation with us today, don't hesitate to contact us at (949) 478-4963.


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