This form is to be completed for all diplomatic and career consular officers of all foreign missions. All questions should be answered
completely and accurately. If a question does not apply, please type N/A.
Any changes in the information provided on this form should be reported to the Office of Protocol as soon as possible using the
Notification of Change, Form DS-2006.
NOTE: It is important that all information provided to the Office of Protocol and the Office of Foreign Missions be consistent.
Discrepancies, such as in the spelling of the name, the residence address, date of birth, etc., may delay processing applications for
identification cards, tax exemption cards, drivers licenses, and automobile registrations.
The instructions below are numbered to correspond to the numbered items on the form. PLEASE TYPE ALL ANSWERS.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLETING FORM DS-2003,
NOTIFICATION OF APPOINTMENT OF FOREIGN DIPLOMATIC
OR CONSULAR OFFICER
Please Read All Instructions Before Completing This Form.
9 Enter "X" in box idicating type of United States visa held in
passport. Make a photocopy of the front (and back if annotated) of the
Entry/Departure Form I-94, and the title and visa pages (showing name
and date of birth) from the officer's passport and staple them to the back
of the form. NOTE: If a Machine Readable Visa (MRV) has been
issued, it is not necessary to submit title pages from the passport. (An
MRV contains the visa holder's photo.)
12 Enter the name, address, and telephone number of foreign embassy,
mission or post where the officer will be assigned.
15 Enter the date (mm-dd-yyyy) officer assumed present official duties
in the United States.
2 Enter an "X" in the box to indicate if the officer is a
DIPLOMATIC or CONSULAR officer. Enter and "X" to
indicate the type of office or mission to which the officer is
1 Enter the name of the Embassy or Mission submitting
the form. Give telephone number of office which can be
contacted for further information, if necessary.
4 Enter present nationality.
6 Enter nationality at birth, even if the same as No. 4.
8 Enter "X" in box indicating type of passport.
13 Enter the name, address, and telephone number of the actual office
or annex where the officer will be working, if different from No. 12.
NOTE: All addresses must be street addresses, including
type, e.g. Street, Ave., Blvd., etc., not post office box
numbers, and must include ZIP codes and telephone area
14 Enter title of position, e.g. Minister (Political), Attache
(Agriculture), Third Secretary (Commercial), Consul General, etc. Enter
"X" in box if officer is the head of a post or mission.
16 Enter the date (mm-yyyy), (approximate) that officer will terminate
duties in the United States.
17 Enter name, title and Personal Identification Number (PID), if
available, of the person the officer is replacing. Enter date (mm-yyyy),
of termination of predecessor. If new position, so state.
5 Enter officer's date of birth (mm-dd-yyyy).
7 Enter officer's place of birth - city and country or state.
NOTE: Names on identification cards will be printed:
last, first, middle, in the order of a, b, c, e, on No. 3 of the
form. If this is not the correct sequence for the officer's
name, indicate correct sequence in the spave provided.
(Example: f, b, g, e). Due to space limitations it may not be
possible to include all names on identification cards. In the
block spaces after "Abbreviated Name" type the officer's
name as it should appear on identifiction card, using no
more than 34 spaces, and allowing spaces for commas and
NOTE: The abbreviated name, if used, will appear in all
publications and documents issued by the U.S. Department
3 Enter the officer's full name in the order specified: (a)
surname or family name; (b) first name or given name; (c)
middle name; (d) prefix such as Mr., Mrs., Ms., or Miss,
military rank, or title; (e) suffix, such as Jr. or Sr.; (f) maiden
name, and (g) any other name used. Type "X" to indicate if
male or female.
10 Enter date (mm-dd-yyyy), of arrival in the United States, port of
entry, and manner, e.g., plane, car, etc.
11 Enter residence address (not duty address unless actually living and
working at the same location), in the United States where officer
currently resides. If temporary (hotel, etc.), use Form DS-2006 to notify
the Office of Protocol when officer moves to a permanent address.
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