What to do if I applied for a working permit with an A-2 visa and it expires at the end of the year but I got another job?

Do I need to notify the department of state that I will take a new job or just wait to renew the permit with the new job offer letter?

Asked on October 9, 2013 under Immigration Law, California

Answers:

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1.

What is A-2 diplomatic visa?
  
 The A-2 diplomatic visa is a nonimmigrant visa which allows foreign accredited officials, not in the diplomatic category, to enter into the U.S. to engage in official activities of their government.

2. Who are eligible for A-2 visa?
  
 The A-2 diplomat visa is issued to:
  
 
   All foreign government officials, ranking next to diplomats and officials, representing their national government
   Immediate family members of A-2 diplomatic visa holders  

3.What privileges do I enjoy on A-2 visa?
  
 The privileges that you are entitled to on A-2 visa are:
  
 
   You cannot be tried by the U.S. laws for any crime
   You can travel throughout the U.S. and in and out of the U.S. unlimited times
   Fast processing of the visa
  
 

Note: The above rules are subject to a host of exceptions and additional privileges pursuant to a plethora of tax treaties between the U.S. and individual foreign governments.

 

In answer to your question you should notify the state department right away about your intent to take an new job so that you can get the proper paperwork in order for your existing visa or a new visa that may be required for the new job.


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