NATO-5 Law and Legal Definition

A NATO-5 visa is a non-immigrant US visa issued to a foreign national recognized as a NATO expert and to the immediate relatives of a NATO-5 visa applicant.

‘Immediate relatives’ includes only the spouse of the representative and his unmarried sons and daughters of any age. The application procedures are the same as for the principal applicant.

To acquire a non immigrant visa, the ‘alien’ must submit a NATO visa application to a US consulate authorized to issue nonimmigrant visas. Although the consulate does not usually require an interview they can request for one. In addition, visa applicants are exempt from the fingerprint scan requirement.

NATO -5 visa holders are exempt from entry into the US-VISIT program.