G-1 Foreign Government Staff
The G-1 visa is available for principal representatives of recognized foreign governments and family entering the United States to work for a United Nations Organization or an International Mission (i.e., World Bank).
The visa is available for:
• The staff of principal representatives of recognized foreign governments and their immediate family.
• Other accredited representatives of the foreign government as to work in such international organizations, and the members of their immediate families; or
• For representatives of a foreign government of which he is an accredited representative is not a member of such international organization, and the members of his immediate family; or • Officers, or employees of such international organizations, and the members of their immediate families; or
• Attendants, servants, and personal employees of any such representative, officer, or employee, and the members of the immediate families of such attendants, servants, and personal employees; or
• The duration of status is as long as the U.S. State Department recognizes the credentials of the foreign representative.
An example on how the G-1 visa works: Mr. Mao Xiaoping, a representative from the National Bank of China is sent by the People’s Republic of China to work at the World Bank headquarters, located in Washington D.C., U.S.A. Mr. Mao Xiaoping, his close family, and even his personal employees (even his servants) will be eligible for the G-1 visa.