You and family members who live with you may need a visa to enter the country of your duty station. You may also need visas for official business trips. Always check with the local travel office or administrative office for visa information related to the location where you are serving.
Visa guidance for the UNHQ (New York) duty station
The Passport and Visa Unit of the Travel and Transportation Section processes the following:
The Passport and Visa Unit is located at:
Appointments are not required.
The Visa Committee of the Department of Operational support assists staff members who are not United States nationals in obtaining from the United States of America, as host country, G-4 visas for their family members other than spouses and children under 21 years of age, and staff members who are holders of G-4 visas in obtaining G-5 visas for household employees. The Visa Committee also assists with the reviews of USCIS Employment Authorization applications on behalf of eligible children and spouses holding the G-4 derivative visa.
The Visa Committee at UNHQ also disseminates up-to-date information about the requirements needed to obtain permanent residency for eligible children of staff and retirees under the United Nations Special Immigration Provisions.
Requirements and forms can be found in comprehensive information packets here: Visa Committee forms on iSeek (link accessible on the UN network), or if the staff member does not have access to iSeek, requirements can be requested by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Visa Committee is located at:
How to request an appointment:
Step 1: Scan and email your applications to Visa Committee staff for a preliminary review. Forms are available on iSeek (link accessible on the UN network).
Step 2: Once an application is complete, you will receive a calendar invitation indicating a time slot for an in-person discussion and submission of the case within 48 hours. If you do not hear from us within 2 business days, please contact us again.