U.S. Consulate General Sydney processes all diplomatic and official visa applications in Australia. Applicants, please refer to the Contact Us section below for where to submit your application.
All officials traveling on behalf of their federal government require particular visas to transit or enter the United States. Applicants for official visas generally are not required to appear in person for an interview at the U.S. Consulate, nor are there application fees.
If the application is complete and subsequently approved, the standard processing time is fifteen (15) business days from receipt of all required documentation.
- Australian Government Representatives: Submit a TPN, endorsed by DFAT. Refer to VisaLink.
- International Organization Representatives: Submit a Formal Request Letter or Cable endorsed by the appropriate International Organization (e.g., UN, World Bank, IMF).
- Foreign Government Representatives: Submit a Formal Request Letter endorsed by a Foreign Government’s Embassy or Consulate (other than Australia or the U.S)