Required Documents

You are required to furnish the following forms and documents in support of your visa application:

      • Confirmation page of the DS-160 application form 
      • Your valid passport or travel document Your passport or travel document must be valid for at least six months beyond your stay in the United States and contain at least one blank page. The six-month requirement does not apply to Irish passports. For other nationalities, please click here. (PDF – 74.5 KB).  If your passport is damaged, we recommend that you obtain a new passport before applying for the visa to avoid any delay in the processing of your application
      • One 5 x 5 cm color photograph taken within the last six months: If you have successfully uploaded a photograph to the DS-160 application form, you are not required to bring an additional photograph to your visa appointment.  If there are any issues with the uploaded photograph, however, you will be required to provide a new one which may delay the processing of your application
      • A-1 & A-2 visa applicants are required to furnish a Note Verbale. The Note Verbale should list the name of the official travelers and specify their title or official status.  It should also specify the date of departure from the Republic of Ireland, and the purpose of the trip and length of stay in the United States.
      • G-1- 4 visa applicants are required to furnish an official request from the appropriate international organization.  This should be mailed directly to the U.S. Embassy Dublin.  Please confirm receipt before submitting your application by emailing USVisaDublin@state.gov.
      • A-3, G-5 and NATO 7 visa applicants are required to furnish: 
        • A copy of their employer’s diplomatic visa
        • Their work contract, in English, signed by both employer and employee that at a minimum must include the following:
          • hours of work and medical insurance
          • a guarantee that the employee will be compensated at the state or federal minimum or prevailing wage, whichever is greater. Any deductions for food and lodging must be no more than reasonable and voluntarily agreed to on the part of the employee
          • the employee will not accept any other employment while working for the employer
          • the employer agrees not to withhold the passport of the employee; and
          • If you have ever been arrested and/or have a criminal conviction , have a medical ineligibility , have been denied entry into or deported from the United States, the documents relating to this.
      • A-3 visa applicants must furnish a Note Verbale listing the name of the employee,  and the employer’s official title or status.  It should also specify the date of departure from the Republic of Ireland, and the purpose of the trip and length of stay in the United States
      • G-5 visa applicants must furnish the original official request from the international organization, if it has not been sent directly to the Embassy

Visa Processing and Issuance Fees

Diplomatic passport holders are exempt from paying visa fees for all types of visas.  Official passport holders are not charged for official visas, but are required to pay visa application and reciprocal issuance fees, if applicable, for all non-official visas.