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G-5 Visa - Frequently Asked Questions


What is G-5 visa?

The G-5 visa is a nonimmigrant visa which allows attendants, servants or personal employees of principal G-1, G-2, G-3 and G-4 visa holders to enter into U.S. to render services to the principal G visa holder. The immediate family members of principal
G-5 visa holders also qualify for G-5 visa.


How do I qualify for G5 visa?

To qualify for G-5 visa, you must be:

  • An attendant who is paid from the public funds of the foreign government or the international organizations, and you owe a duty or service to the principal G visa holder
  • A servant or personal employee who is paid from the principal G-1, G-2, G-3 and G-4 visa holder's private funds and are employed solely in a domestic or personal capacity

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How do I apply for G5 visa?

To apply for G-5 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 principal G visa holders stating services or work

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

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