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G-4 Visa - Frequently Asked Questions


Do I have to pay income tax while in the U.S. on G-4 visa?

No, you don't have to pay income tax while on G status as you work for international organizations such as the World Bank.


I have been offered an internship at the United Nations; do I qualify for a G-4 visa?

G-4 visas are not appropriate in this case. A B-1 visa may be appropriate if you have attained a bachelor or higher degree (or equivalent) and the proposed duties are in a specialty occupation, related to your degree. At the time of application you should enclose a letter from the UN that discusses in detail the internship together with evidence of your academic qualifications.

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Do I qualify for G-4 visa if I have an internship offer from an international organization other than the United Nations?

If you will be paid directly by that international organization, you will qualify for
G-4 visa.


Do I qualify for G-4 visa if I am a teacher at the UN international school?

Teachers at the UN International School are not considered to be staff members. However, if the embassy receives an official request from the UN, a G-4 visa can be issued to you.

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