U.S. Visas: A-3
An A-3 visa is issued to personal employees, attendants and servants of persons holding an A-1 or A-2 visa.
What Are The Requirements For An A-3 Visa?
VISANOW can prepare the A-3 application if the applicant is presently in the U.S. in valid status or if the applicant is outside the U.S.
The A-3 visa is for attendants, servants and personal employees of A-1 and A-2 visa holders and their immediate families.
Attendants are persons paid by public funds of a foreign government or international organization who are accompanying or following to join the principal alien (A-1 or A-2 holder), to whom a duty or service is owed. This also includes members of the armed forces of the foreign country.
Servants and personal employees are persons employed in a domestic or personal capacity, by a principal alien who are paid by the principal’s private funds.
Can A-3 Dependents Be Employed?
Generally, A-3 dependents may not be employed in the U.S.
How Long Is The A-3 Visa Valid?
An A-3 visa holder is admitted to the U.S. for up to 3 years initially. Extensions may be applied for in 2 year increments. VISANOW can prepare the initial A-3 application and also any subsequent extension. Any extension must be accompanied by a signed statement from the employer stating that he/she has the intention of employing the applicant. A description of the type of work the applicant will perform must also accompany the extension.