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Diplomats & Other Government Officials (A, G, NATO)
Visa Services

How To Apply


Submit official and diplomatic visa applications in person or by courier to the Consular Section at 4 Avenue Gabriel, Paris 75008, Monday through Friday at 1400.  See below for application requirements.

Most official applicants are not required to appear for an interview with a consular officer and are exempt from fees and fingerprint collection.

You may pick up your visa at the Embassy or provide a pre-paid shipping envelope (e.g. Chronopost). Processing time is normally 5-7 business days after submission of the application. However, processing times may vary and there is no guarantee that your visa will be ready within this time frame. We urge travelers to apply as early as possible and not make firm travel arrangements (e.g. purchase plane tickets, make non-refundable hotel reservations) before receiving the visa. 

Required Documents:

  • Valid Passport
  • Diplomatic Note or “Note Verbale” from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or Diplomatic Mission; official request from the appropriate international organization or sending government.
  • One recent ID photograph.  Please refer to the Photograph Requirements for detailed guidance.
  • DS-160 confirmation page (Apply For a Nonimmigrant Visa)
  • Additional documentary requirements may apply in some cases.

Holders of diplomatic passports traveling to the US for non-official purposes, as well as A-3, G-5 and NATO-8 applicants, should email ParisConsDiplomaticVisas@state.gov for application instructions.

More Information

For other questions or information about diplomatic and official visas, or to track your official visa application status, please contact us at ParisCONSDiplomaticVisas@state.gov