Applicants exempt from paying visa application fees

The following applicants are exempt from paying visa application fees and may request additional information about visa processing by sending an email per the instructions below.

  • Applicants for A-1, A-2, C-3, G-1, G-2, G-3, or G-4 visas
  • Applicants for A-3 or G-5 visas
  • Applicants with diplomatic passport who are applying for a nonimmigrant visa (B, F, M, J, or H visa)
  • U.S. Government employees travelling on official business. (Note: U.S. Government employees traveling on official business who do not pay the visa application fee will only be entitled to a single-entry 3-month validity visa.)
  • Applicants for J visas, participating in a Department of State, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), or federally-funded educational and cultural exchange program which has a program serial number beginning with G-1, G-2, G-3, or G-7 printed on Form DS-2019.

If you are applying for one of the visa categories above, please send an email with the following information to

  • Name
  • Visa type
  • Passport type (Diplomatic/Official/Tourist)
  • Preferred appointment date
  • Local contact number