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A-2 Visa - Frequently Asked Questions


What is A-2 diplomatic visa?

The A-2 diplomatic visa is a nonimmigrant visa which allows foreign accredited officials, not in the diplomatic category, to enter into the U.S. to engage in official activities of their government.


Who are eligible for A-2 visa?

The A-2 diplomat visa is issued to:

  • You must be traveling to the U.S. on behalf of your national government to engage solely in official activities of that government
  • Local government officials representing their state, province, borough, or other local political entity do not qualify under the A-2 visa category

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What privileges do I enjoy on A-2 visa?

The privileges that you are entitled to on A-2 visa are:

  • You cannot be tried by the U.S. laws for any crime
  • You can travel throughout the U.S. and in and out of the U.S. unlimited times
  • Fast processing of the visa

Note: The above rules are subject to a host of exceptions and additional privileges pursuant to a plethora of tax treaties between the U.S. and individual foreign governments.

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