This checklist summarizes the steps to be performed to renew a G4/G1 visa inside the U.S. Only staff whose duty station and work location are Washington, D.C. are eligible to apply.
G4 visas for staff and dependents are not valid for travel to the United States as of the last day of service with the World Bank Group, regardless of the date stamped on the G4 visa or I-94 form. The U.S. allows a 30-day grace period after completion of HQ service for G4 visa holders to leave the U.S. or change to another valid non-immigrant visa.
With the exception of dependent A type visa holders, U.S. immigration regulations require that any individual entitled to a G4 visa, such as a non-immigrant spouse of a Bank Group staff member holding a G4 visa, must be issued a G4 visa. In practice, this means that a spouse currently working in the U.S. on an H1B visa or other non-immigrant visas with work authorization must stop working immediately on appointment of the staff member until a valid work permit is obtained under the G4 dependent visa and must not work for the duration of time it takes to change status to a dependent G4 visa and subsequently obtain work authorization. This process can take several months. Therefore, prior to accepting an offer from the Bank Group, the incoming staff member should plan carefully with the spouse’s U.S. employer to accommodate the spouse's mandatory unpaid leave of absence.
The U.S. State Department has updated the definition of immediate family members in regard to dependent children eligible for G1 or G4 dependent visas (Diplomatic Note).
The U.S. State Department will no longer issue new G1/G4 dependent visas/renewals abroad or in the United States for dependent children who do not meet these criteria. Since all unmarried World Bank Group sons and daughters are eligible to receive medical and dental coverage until 26 years of age, the changes in regulations will impact only those dependents of 26 years of age and over.
Action by Staff
Verify whether you and/or the G4 dependents have Personal Identification (PID) numbers by checking your visa profile in myHR Self-Service (available only on Bank’s intranet). G4 visa holders must have a PID number before HR Operations can initiate the renewal request.
If you do not have access to this system, email HR Operations.
PID numbers are assigned by the U.S. State Department.
Submit a visa request through myHR Self-Service (available only on Bank’s intranet) within than 60 calendar days of the visa expiration date.
If a G4 dependent's visa expires within 60 days of your own G4 visa, submit all such renewal requests simultaneously.
Print the confirmation page from myHR Self-Service (available only on Bank’s intranet).
Complete, print, and sign the confirmation page from myHR Self-Service (available only on Bank’s intranet).
G4 visa requests must be made to the U.S. State Department using the online Form DS-1648. You must upload a digital photograph of each applicant in the online form. Refer to the State Department's photo standards.
Submit your passport (valid for at least 6 months) and the following supporting documents to HR Operations in person:
The passport should be valid for at least 6 months. Submit the expired passport if the G4 visa is stamped there.
Last Updated: Jul 17, 2020