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A-3 Visa - Frequently Asked Questions


How many times can I travel on A-3 visa?

The Department of State does not impose any restriction on the number of times you may travel in and out of the U.S.


Can I study on A-3 visa?

No, you may not study on A-3 visa. You must be coming to the U.S. to serve the A-1 or A-2 visa holder in the capacity of a personal attendant, employee or servant.


Can I bring my family on A-3 dependents visa?

Yes, you may bring members of your immediate family and your or your spouse's relatives to stay along with you on A-3 dependents visa.

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Can my dependents work while on dependent status?

No, they cannot work on the dependent A-3 status. They have to take appropriate work visa to work in the U.S.


Can my dependents study on the dependent status?

Yes, they may study on the same dependent A-3 visa. They do not have to apply for a separate student visa.


How many extensions are possible on A-3 visa?

Yes, you may leave and re-enter the U.S. on A-3 visa. You must have a passport valid for at least six months past the date of inspection and a valid visa each time you re-enter the U.S. Application may be made at any American Consulate. You should present a letter from your employer indicating that the employment will resume upon your return to the U.S. and a copy of the employer's I-94 or a letter indicating his/her continuing diplomatic service in the U.S.

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