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G-5 Visa - Frequently Asked Questions


What is the processing time for G-5 visa?

The processing time for G-5 visa is generally one working day.


How long can I stay in the U.S. on G-5 visa?

You may stay in the U.S. on G-5 visa for a period of up to three years. Extension of stay may be applied with an increment of two years.

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What are the suitable positions for G-5 visa holders to work?

The G-5 and A-3 visa holders can hold a variety of domestic positions, including cook, butler, valet, maid, housekeeper, governess, janitor, laundress, caretaker, handyman, gardener, groom, chauffeur, babysitter, or companion to the aged or infirmed.


What is the difference between 'A' and 'G' status?

In general the G visas are issued to individuals employed directly by an international organization, or representing a foreign government to international organizations. 'A' visas are issued to representatives of a foreign government traveling to the U.S. to engage in official activities for that government.


Does my nephew or niece qualify as an immediate family member for G-5 visa?

No, your nephew or niece may not accompany you on G-5 visa. They must obtain the appropriate visa for the purpose of travel.

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