Foreign Government Official Law and Legal Definition

Foreign Government Official refers to foreigners who are accredited by a foreign government to work as diplomats, public ministers, career diplomatic or consular officials, other accredited officers, or assistants, servants or personal employees of accredited officials, and their spouses and dependent children. Such officials enter the United States for a temporary period as nonimmigrant. “A-visas” are issued to diplomats and other government officials for travel to the United States. A-visa allows a foreign citizen to travel to the United States port-of-entry, and request permission of the U.S. immigration inspector to enter the U.S. However, A-visa does not guarantee entry into the U.S.