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A-3 Visa - Frequently Asked Questions


What is the processing time for A-3 visa?

The A-3 visa is generally issued on the same day you submit your application. The visa is in the form of a stamp on your passport.


How do I apply for A-3 visa?

You have to submit filled in visa application USCIS Form DS-156 (each person should submit separate application). Your visa application must include:

  • Copy of your unexpired passport

  • Two color passport size photographs
  • A copy of your employer's diplomatic visa
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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.


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.

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