Diplomatic and official visas
Classified Visa And Passport Services
ALL ASSIGNMENT VISA APPLICATIONS WILL BE SUBMITTED THROUGH Special Issuance Agency -SIA – per Embassy 05/09ALL ASSIGNMENT VISA APPLICATIONS WILL BE SUBMITTED THROUGH Special Issuance Agency -SIA – per Embassy 05/09/2017/2017
WARNING: Incorrect passport biographical information may cause denial of entry or departure.
DS-1640 – preferred (See HR Technician),
Visa Application Requirements:
One (1) signed original application – PDF
Three (3) 2″ x 2″ photos. Do not bend photos.
Other Special Requirements:
Submit the U.S. visa or a copy of Permanent Resident Card (Green Card). Based on reciprocity, fees may apply. Fees incurred in obtaining Official or Diplomatic visas for official travel are reimbursable on travel vouchers in accordance with Federal Travel Regulations §301-12.1 and 14 FAM 560.
5 – 7 business days (minimum)
Completed Application Includes:
See PCS/TDY InfoGuide for SIA hours & locations (Add two (2) days if submitting at ESC. If mailing, add five (5) days once received at Dulles.)
Apply for Passport / Visa
No – passport must be signed before requesting visa.
Minimum Passport Validity
Six (6) months, required by most countries
Visa Type / Validity:
PCS – Visa valid for 90 days – multiple entry
Passport Data Page:
Retain a copy for yourself
No visa required up to 90 days for Diplomatic and Official Passports
Minimum processing time: 5-7 business days