Appointment Eligible Family Member Consular Adjudicator (AEFM/CA) Pilot Program
To meet the projected growth in visa demand, the U.S. Department of State will supplement its current Limited Non-Career Appointments (LNA) Consular Adjudicator hiring program with a new hiring program for qualified Appointment Eligible Family Members (AEFMs) from all agencies under Chief of Mission authority.
This pilot AEFM Consular Adjudicator program (AEFM/CA), coordinated by the Bureau of Consular Affairs, will provide opportunities for AEFMs who are at least 21 years of age to fill entry-level Consular Adjudicator positions at selected posts. Candidates must successfully pass the current Board of Examiners (BEX) assessment process used to qualify for a Consular Adjudicator position. Once certified, AEFMs can then apply for CA positions on a post-by-post basis. For questions, email AEFM-CA-Questions@state.gov.
Informational Webinar Available Online - On June 20, over 100 family members from around the world participated in an informational webinar to learn more about the AEFM/CA pilot program. Email FLOAskEmployment@state.gov to request a link to the webinar.
After passing the written and oral assessments and obtaining a Top Secret security clearance, AEFMs will be placed on a hiring register managed by Consular Affairs.
Certification does not expire; there is no time limit for AEFMs to remain on the list of qualified candidates.
AEFMs do not need to know the direct hire spouses’ onward assignments in order to apply for the program.
Consular Affairs will work to coordinate and select AEFMs as Consular Adjudicators based on the direct hire spouses’ assignments.
Consular Affairs will fund language and consular training, if required.