Extension of the 30 days grace period to remain in G-4 visa status due to current COVID-19 situation

03 Apr 2020

Extension of the 30 days grace period to remain in G-4 visa status due to current COVID-19 situation 

The United States Mission to the United Nations (USUN) has informed that staff members who recently separated or will soon separate from active duty at UN Headquarters for any reason, may request the extension of the 30 days grace period to remain in G-4 visa status for themselves and their dependent family members for an additional 30 days given current circumstances. 

Principal G-4 visa holders may request the extension by sending an email to usunvisas@state.gov. The email should include a brief description of the reason for the request, e.g. travel not possible due to current COVID-19 travel restrictions. 

This provision applies to all G-4 visa holders who were previously registered with the USUN, have a PID number and who are unable to return to their home country after the end of their term at UNHQ due to the currently active travel restrictions. This provision also applies to officials who have been assigned to duty stations outside the United States and are not able to travel at this time. 

HR/Administrative offices are requested to continue to submit P.18 Exit Interview forms on behalf of separating officials to report@un.org for the deactivation of Host Country records at the time of separation from duty. 

All separated officials are expected to depart the United States or apply for an adjustment of status as soon as such options become available again. 

For inquiries about G-4 Visas, please contact the Passport and Visa team at traveldocs@un.org

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Posted on: 03 Apr 2020