G-1 Visa Law and Legal Definition

The G-1 diplomatic Visa is a nonimmigrant Visa issued to designated principal resident representatives of foreign governments recognized by the U.S. to enter into the U.S. to work for an international organization such as International Monetary Fund, World Bank, etc. The staff and immediate family members (spouse and children) of the principal G-1 Visa holders also qualify for G-1 Visas.

The G-1 Visa holder may perform only those duties that are related to the international organization. Their dependents can work only after receiving permission from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Their dependents can take up a full-time of part-time course of study while on G-1 Visa.