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Diplomatic Visas

Kosovo Diplomats, Kosovo Government Officials, and Employees of International Organizations traveling on official business.

Please click here for a list of holidays when the embassy will be closed. Only complete applications which include all necessary supporting documentation will be accepted.

All applicants must include the following items:

  • Kosovo passport valid for at least 6 months after the intended arrival date in the United States.
  • A completed and submitted electronic visa application form DS-160.
  • A full-face photo not older than six months as described here.
  •  Diplomatic Note from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or official request from the appropriate international organization
  • Immediate family members are defined as the spouse and unmarried sons and daughters of any age who are members of the household.  Marriage or birth certificate must be included for any accompanying family members.

Diplomatic Visas

With the exception of a Head of State, or Government who qualifies for an A-1 visa regardless of his/her purpose of visit to the United States, the type of visa required by a diplomat or Government official depends upon the reason for entering the United States.

To qualify for an A-1 or A-2 visa, the individual concerned must be traveling to the United States on behalf of his or her national government to engage solely in official activities for that government. The fact that there may be government interest or control in a given organization is not in itself the defining factor in determining whether or not the applicant qualifies for an A visa; the particular duties or services to be performed must also be of an inherently governmental character or nature. Important note: Foreign officials traveling to the United States on official business must obtain an "A" visa prior to their entry. They cannot travel on tourist or business visas.

United Nations Visas

Applicants who are employees of the United Nations traveling on official business to the United Nations Headquarters in the United States must provide the following in addition to the requirements above:

  1. Passport or UN Laissez-Passer AND a passport issued by the applicant's country of nationality. 
  2. Letter from the UN Chief of Transportation detailing applicant's itinerary. 
  3. A completed and submitted electronic visa application form DS-160.
  4. One full-faced photo not older than six months.

An application for a G visa cannot be processed without an official request from the appropriate international organization. For the United Nations, the request must be sent directly to the Embassy.

International Organizations (except United Nations)

To qualify for a G visa the individual concerned must be entering the United States in pursuance of official duties. Members of a permanent mission of a recognized government to an international organization are eligible for G-1 visas; representatives of a recognized government traveling to the United States temporarily to attend meetings of a designated international organization are eligible for G-2 visa and representatives of non-recognized or non-member governments are eligible for G-3 visas; G-4 visas are issued to individual personnel who are proceeding to the United States to take up an appointment at a designated international organization, including the United Nations.

An application for a G visa cannot be processed without an official request from the appropriate international organization. For the United Nations, the request must be sent directly to the Embassy.

Standard Visa Application Procedure

Government officials or members of international organizations that do not qualify for diplomatic or official visas must use regular visa appointment procedure. For further details please click here.