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G-4 Visa - Frequently Asked Questions


Can my dependents work on G-4 visa?

Your dependents may work only after receiving permission from the USCIS. Working without prior permission is considered a violation of the visa status. They may apply for permission to work if there is a reciprocal work arrangement between the U.S. and your nation.


Can my dependents study on G-4 visa?

Yes, your dependents may take up a full-time of part-time course of study while on
G-4 visa.

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How do I apply for G-4 visa?

To apply for G-4 visa, you need to submit:

  • Completed Form DS-156, Nonimmigrant Visa Application
  • A passport valid for travel to the U.S with a validity date at least six months beyond the your intended period of stay
  • Two photographs (37 x 37 mm) for each applicant, showing full face, without head covering, against a light background
  • Letter from international organization requesting services

Note: The consular officer may require additional documents to verify the purpose for obtaining the visa.


What is the processing time for G-4 visa?

The processing time for G-4 visa is generally one working day.

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