Ambassador, public minister, career, diplomatic or consular officer, and members of immediate family.
INA Section 101(a)(15)(A)(i) 8 CFR 214.2(a)
Status is for temporary entry as foreign government official; may not engage in other employment.
A-1 dependents: Eligible, if formal bilateral agreements or informal defacto reciprocal arrangements are in place, and with Department of State (DOS) recommendation. Must apply to USCIS for work authorization if approved by DOS. Work authorization may be granted in increments of no more than 3 years.
Duration of status.