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U.S. Visa: Reciprocity and Civil Documents by Country

Angola

Angola
Republic of Angola

Reciprocity Schedule

Select a visa category below to find the visa issuance fee, number of entries, and validity period for visas issued to applicants from this country*/area of authority.

Explanation of Terms

Visa Classification: The type of nonimmigrant visa you are applying for.

Fee: The reciprocity fee, also known as the visa issuance fee, you must pay. This fee is in addition to the nonimmigrant visa application fee (MRV fee).

Number of Entries: The number of times you may seek entry into the United States with that visa. "M" means multiple times. If there is a number, such as "One", you may apply for entry one time with that visa.

Validity Period: This generally means the visa is valid, or can be used, from the date it is issued until the date it expires, for travel with that visa. If your Validity Period is 60 months, your visa will be valid for 60 months from the date it is issued.

Visa Classifications
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
 
Visa
Classification
Fee Number
of Entries
Validity
Period
A-1 None Multiple 24 Months
A-2 None Multiple 24 Months
A-3 1 None Multiple 24 Months
B-1 $10.00 Multiple 24 Months
B-2 $10.00 Multiple 24 Months
B-1/B-2 $10.00 Multiple 24 Months
C-1 $10.00 Multiple 24 Months
C-1/D $10.00 Multiple 24 Months
C-2 $10.00 Multiple 24 Months
C-3 $10.00 Multiple 24 Months
CW-1 11 None Multiple 12 Months
CW-2 11 None Multiple 12 Months
D $10.00 Multiple 24 Months
E-1 2 No Treaty N/A N/A
E-2 2 No Treaty N/A N/A
E-2C 12 None Multiple 24 Months
F-1 $10.00 Multiple 24 Months
F-2 $10.00 Multiple 24 Months
G-1 None Multiple 24 Months
G-2 None Multiple 24 Months
G-3 None Multiple 24 Months
G-4 None Multiple 24 Months
G-5 1 None Multiple 24 Months
H-1B $10.00 Multiple 24 Months 3
H-1C $10.00 Multiple 24 Months 3
H-2A $10.00 N/A N/A3
H-2B $10.00 N/A N/A3
H-2R $10.00 Multiple 24 Months 3
H-3 $10.00 Multiple 24 Months 3
H-4 $10.00 Multiple 24 Months 3
I $10.00 Multiple 24 Months
J-1 4 $10.00 Multiple 24 Months
J-2 4 $10.00 Multiple 24 Months
K-1 None One 6 Months
K-2 None One 6 Months
K-3 None Multiple 24 Months
K-4 None Multiple 24 Months
L-1 $10.00 Multiple 24 Months
L-2 $10.00 Multiple 24 Months
M-1 $10.00 Multiple 24 Months
M-2 $10.00 Multiple 24 Months
N-8 $10.00 Multiple 24 Months
N-9 $10.00 Multiple 24 Months
NATO 1-7 N/A N/A N/A
O-1 $10.00 Multiple 24 Months 3
O-2 $10.00 Multiple 24 Months 3
O-3 $10.00 Multiple 24 Months 3
P-1 $10.00 Multiple 24 Months 3
P-2 $10.00 Multiple 24 Months 3
P-3 $10.00 Multiple 24 Months 3
P-4 $10.00 Multiple 24 Months 3
Q-1 6 $10.00 Multiple 15 Months 3
R-1 $10.00 Multiple 24 Months
R-2 $10.00 Multiple 24 Months
S-5 7 None One 1 Month
S-6 7 None One 1 Month
S-7 7 None One 1 Month
T-1 9 N/A N/A N/A
T-2 None One 6 Months
T-3 None One 6 Months
T-4 None One 6 Months
T-5 None One 6 Months
T-6 None One 6 Months
TD 5 N/A N/A N/A
U-1 None One 1 Month
U-2 None One 1 Month
U-3 None One 1 Month
U-4 None One 1 Month
U-5 None One 1 Month
V-1 None Multiple 120 Months
V-2 None Multiple 120 Months 8
V-3 None Multiple 120 Months 8
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Country Specific Footnotes

Although care has been taken to ensure the accuracy, completeness and reliability of the information provided, please contact the U.S. Embassy or Consulate where you plan to apply if you believe this information is in error or if you have further questions.

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Visa Category Footnotes
  1. The validity of A-3, G-5, and NATO 7 visas may not exceed the validity of the visa issued to the person who is employing the applicant. The "employer" would have one of the following visa classifications:

    • A-1
    • A-2
    • G-1 through G-4
    • NATO 1 through NATO 6

  2. An E-1 and E-2 visa may be issued only to a principal alien who is a national of a country having a treaty, or its equivalent, with the United States. E-1 and E-2 visas may not be issued to a principal alien if he/she is a stateless resident. The spouse and children of an E-1 or E-2 principal alien are accorded derivative E-1 or E-2 status following the reciprocity schedule, including any reciprocity fees, of the principle alien’s country of nationality.  

    Example: John Doe is a national of the country of Z that has an E-1/E-2 treaty with the U.S. His wife and child are nationals of the country of Y which has no treaty with the U.S. The wife and child would, therefore, be entitled to derivative status and receive the same reciprocity as Mr. Doe, the principal visa holder.  

  3. The validity of H-1 through H-3, O-1 and O-2, P-1 through P-3, and Q visas may not exceed the period of validity of the approved petition or the number of months shown, whichever is less.

    Under 8 CFR §214.2, H-2A and H-2B petitions may generally only be approved for nationals of countries that the Secretary of Homeland Security has designated as participating countries. The current list of eligible countries is available on USCIS's website for both H-2A and H-2B visas. Nationals of countries not on this list may be the beneficiary of an approved H-2A or H2-B petition in limited circumstances at the discretion of the Department of Homeland Security if specifically named on the petition.  

    Derivative H-4, L-2, O-3, and P-4 visas, issued to accompanying or following-to-join spouses and children, may not exceed the validity of the visa issued to the principal alien.

  4. There is no reciprocity fee for the issuance of a J visa if the alien is a United States Government grantee or a participant in an exchange program sponsored by the United States Government.

    Also, there is no reciprocity fee for visa issuance to an accompanying or following-to-join spouse or child (J-2) of an exchange visitor grantee or participant.

    In addition, an applicant is eligible for an exemption from the MRV fee if he or she is participating in a State Department, USAID, or other federally funded educational and cultural exchange program (program serial numbers G-1, G-2, G-3 and G-7).

    However, all other applicants with U.S. Government sponsorships, including other J-visa applicants, are subject to the MRV processing fee.

  5. Under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Canadian and Mexican nationals coming to engage in certain types of professional employment in the United States may be admitted in a special nonimmigrant category known as the "trade NAFTA" or "TN" category. Their dependents (spouse and children) accompanying or following to join them may be admitted in the "trade dependent" or "TD" category whether or not they possess Canadian or Mexican nationality. Except as noted below, the number of entries, fees and validity for non-Canadian or non-Mexican family members of a TN status holder seeking TD visas should be based on the reciprocity schedule of the TN principal alien.

    Canadian Nationals

    Since Canadian nationals generally are exempt from visa requirement, a Canadian "TN' or "TD" alien does not require a visa to enter the United States. However, the non-Canadian national dependent of a Canadian "TN", unless otherwise exempt from the visa requirement, must obtain a "TD" visa before attempting to enter the United States. The standard reciprocity fee and validity period for all non-Canadian "TD"s is no fee, issued for multiple entries for a period of 36 months, or for the duration of the principal alien's visa and/or authorized period of stay, whichever is less. See 'NOTE' under Canadian reciprocity schedule regarding applicants of Iranian, Iraqi or Libyan nationality.

    Mexican Nationals

    Mexican nationals are not visa-exempt. Therefore, all Mexican "TN"s and both Mexican and non-Mexican national "TD"s accompanying or following to join them who are not otherwise exempt from the visa requirement (e.g., the Canadian spouse of a Mexican national "TN") must obtain nonimmigrant visas.

    Applicants of Iranian, Iraqi or Libyan nationality, who have a permanent resident or refugee status in Canada/Mexico, may not be accorded Canadian/Mexican reciprocity, even when applying in Canada/Mexico. The reciprocity fee and period for "TD" applicants from Libya is $10.00 for one entry over a period of 3 months. The Iranian and Iraqi "TD" is no fee with one entry over a period of 3 months.

  6. Q-2 (principal) and Q-3 (dependent) visa categories are in existence as a result of the 'Irish Peace Process Cultural and Training Program Act of 1998'. However, because the Department anticipates that virtually all applicants for this special program will be either Irish or U.K. nationals, the Q-2 and Q-3 categories have been placed only in the reciprocity schedules for those two countries. Q-2 and Q-3 visas are available only at the Embassy in Dublin and the Consulate General in Belfast.

  7. No S visa may be issued without first obtaining the Department's authorization.

  8. V-2 and V-3 status is limited to persons who have not yet attained their 21st birthday. Accordingly, the period of validity of a V-2 or V-3 visa must be limited to expire on or before the applicant's twenty-first birthday.

  9. Posts may not issue a T-1 visa. A T-1 applicant must be physically present in the United States, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands or a U.S. port of entry, where he/she will apply for an adjustment of status to that of a T-1. The following dependents of a T-1 visa holder, however, may be issued a T visa at a U.S. consular office abroad:

    • T-2 (spouse)
    • T-3 (child)
    • T-4 (parent)
  10. The validity of NATO-5 visas may not exceed the period of validity of the employment contract or 12 months, whichever is less.

  11. The validity of CW-1 and CW-2 visas shall not exceed the maximum initial period of admission allowed by DHS (12 months) or the duration of the transition period ending December 31, 2014, whichever is shortest.

  12. The validity of E-2C visas shall not exceed the maximum initial period of admission allowed by DHS (24 months) or the duration of the transition period ending December 31, 2014, whichever is shortest.

 

 

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General Documents

A decades-long civil war severely disrupted bureaucratic operations in Angola. Many records storage facilities, especially in the provinces, were destroyed or abandoned during the conflict. The UNITA rebel movement, which has controlled various portions of Angolan territory over differing lengths of time, initiated its own record-keeping system; applicants whose vital information was recorded by UNITA officials will likely experience severe difficulties in obtaining documents.

Angola's runaway inflation prevents an up to date list of prices for document retrieval services. Official prices are nominal, but requested "gratuities" can run as high as USD 100.00, depending on the urgency of the request or the difficulty in obtaining the document.

Birth, Death, Burial Certificates

Birth Certificates

Available

Fees: 3,828 Angolan Kwanzas ($22.50)

Document Name: Assento de Nascimento

Issuing Authority: Conservatoria do Registo Civil - DNRN

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Computerized document. The Angolan emblem is located in the upper center of the first two pages, plus a stamp from the Ministerio Da Justice. It is signed by the Conservador or Conservadora Adjunta

Issuing Authority Personnel Title:  Conservador/a

Registration Criteria: Parents National ID or Birth Certificates, maternity card if available, passport if parents are foreigners.   For a second time request: Copy of the assento de nascimento or cédula, national ID.

Procedure for Obtaining: Integrated Citizen Public Service (SIAC, Servico Integrado de Atendimento ao Cidadao) Units or through one of the many Conservatórias do Registo Civil where the applicant was registered at birth. Each province of Angola has at least one Conservatoria, and Luanda has seven.

SIAC- Public Service Unit Talatona-Luanda Sul, Via-A2; Phone: +244 222 699 301; Monday to Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 13:00 p.m. Applicants are encouraged to visit the SIAC website for more information and the location of the different SIAC Units siac.gv.ao

Certified Copies Available: Applicant applies for a certified copy at the public notary upon the presentation of the original document.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents

Exceptions: None

Comments: Due to a decades-long civil war, not all Conservatórias (registry offices) were able to maintain civil records. Therefore, some records might be unavailable.

 

Death Certificates

Available

Fees: 3,828 Angolan Kwanzas ($22.50)

Document Name: Assento de Óbito

Issuing Authority: Conservatoria do Registo Civil - DNRN

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Computerized document. The Angolan emblem is located in the upper center of the first two pages, plus a stamp from the Ministerio Da Justice. The document will be signed by the Conservador or Conservadora Adjunta

Issuing Authority Personnel Title:  Conservador/a

Registration Criteria: National ID of the deceased, certificado de óbito (death report) issued by the doctor/hospital, ID card of the declarant.

Procedure for Obtaining: SIAC-Integrated Citizen Service Public Service Units or through one of the many Conservatórias do Registo Civil where the applicant was registered at birth. Each province of Angola has at least one Conservatoria, and Luanda has seven.

SIAC- Public Service Unit Talatona-Luanda Sul, Via-A2; Phone: +244 222 699 301; Monday to Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 13:00 p.m. Applicants are encouraged to visit the SIAC website for more information and the location of the different SIAC Units siac.gv.ao

Certified Copies Available: Applicant applies for a certified copy at the public notary upon the presentation of the original document.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: None

Comments: Due to a decades-long civil war, not all Conservatórias (registry offices) were able to maintain civil records. Therefore, some records might be unavailable.

 

 

Marriage, Divorce Certificates

Marriage Certificates

Available

Fees: 3,828 Angolan Kwanzas ($22.50)

Document Name: Assento de Casamento

Issuing Authority: Conservatoria do Registo Civil - MINJUSDH

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: There is no special seal(s)/color/format

Issuing Authority Personnel Title:  Conservador/a

Registration Criteria: Certificate of residence, National ID, Military record for males up to 30 years of age, birth certificates, resident card for foreigners, marriage declaration for foreigners.

Procedure for Obtaining: SIAC-Integrated Citizen Service Public Service Units or through one of the many Conservatórias do Registo Civil where the applicant was registered at birth. Each province of Angola has at least one Conservatoria, and Luanda has seven.

SIAC- Public Service Unit Talatona-Luanda Sul, Via-A2; Phone: +244 222 699 301; Monday to Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 13:00 p.m. Applicants are encouraged to visit the SIAC website for more information and the location of the different SIAC Units siac.gv.ao

Certified Copies Available: Applicant applies for a certified copy at the public notary upon the presentation of the original document.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents

Exceptions: None

Comments: Due to a decades-long civil war, not all Conservatórias (registry offices) were able to maintain civil records. Therefore, some records might be unavailable.

Divorce Certificates

Available

Fees: 3,828 Angolan Kwanzas ($22.50)

Document Name: Certidão de Divórcio

Issuing Authority: Conservatoria do Registo Civil - DNRN

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: The information about the divorce is added to the birth certificate on the endorsements side of the document.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title:  Conservador/a

Registration Criteria: Application with signature recognized by notary; certificate issued by the Court, if you have a minor children; marriage certificate; birth certificate (couple); certificate of residence (one spouse); ID of the couple (original and photocopy).

Procedure for Obtaining: SIAC-Integrated Citizen Service Public Service Units or through one of the many Conservatórias do Registo Civil where the applicant was registered at birth. Each province of Angola has at least one Conservatoria, and Luanda has seven.

SIAC- Public Service Unit Talatona-Luanda Sul, Via-A2; Phone: +244 222 699 301; Monday to Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 13:00 p.m.Applicants are encouraged to visit the SIAC website for more information and the location of the different SIAC Units siac.gv.ao

Certified Copies Available:  Applicant applies for a certified copy at the public notary upon the presentation of the original document.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents

Exceptions: None

Comments: Due to a decades-long civil war, not all Conservatórias (registry offices) were able to maintain civil records. Therefore, some records might be unavailable.

 

Adoption Certificates

Unavailable.

Identity Card

National ID Cards

Available

Fees: 520 Angolan Kwanzas ($3.05)

Document Name: Bilhete de Identidade

Issuing Authority: DNAICC – Direcção Nacional do Arquivo e Identificação Civil e Criminal

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Angolan emblem in the upper left hand corner, ID number in the lower left corner, and a photograph of the individual on the right side are all located on the front of the card. The back lists information about the individual and has a copy of a thumb print.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: National Director of Identification

Registration Criteria: Birth certificate or baptism record if baptism took place before 21 May of 1963; old ID card; police report if old one was lost or stolen.

Procedure for Obtaining: SIAC-Integrated Citizen Service Public Service Unit, Talatona-Luanda Sul, Via-A2; Phone: +244 222 699 301; Monday to Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 13:00 p.m. Applicants are encouraged to visit the SIAC website for more information and the location of the different SIAC Units siac.gv.ao

Certified Copies Available: Applicant applies for a certified copy at the public notary upon the presentation of the original document.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents

Exceptions: None

Comments: None

 

Police, Court, Prison Records

Police Certificates

Available

Fees: 500 Angolan Kwanzas ($2.94)

Document Name: Certidao de Registro Criminal

Issuing Authority: MINJUSDH – Ministerio da Justiça e dos Direitos Humanos

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Computerized certificate printed on security paper. Has a large Angolan emblem in the background as a watermark, and a watermarked pattern of scales around the emblem. A barcode is in the upper left corner, and a small colorized emblem in the upper center.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: National Director of DNAICC

Registration Criteria: National ID card, Presence of the applicant, Passport for foreigner applicants and a power of attorney if the person is out of Angola.

Procedure for Obtaining: SIAC-Integrated Citizen Service Public Service Unit, Talatona-Luanda Sul, Via-A2; Phone: +244 222 699 301; Monday to Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 13:00 p.m. Applicants are encouraged to visit the SIAC website for more information and the location of the different SIAC Units siac.gv.ao

Certified Copies Available: Applicant applies for a certified copy at the public notary upon the presentation of the original document.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents

Exceptions: None

Comments: Due to a decades-long civil war, some records might be unavailable.

 

Court/Prison Records

Available

Fees: There may be a fee

Document Name: Certidão de Registro Prisional

Issuing Authority: Ministry of Interior

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: There is no special seal(s)/color/format

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: National Director of DGSP (Direção Geral dos Serviços Prisionais)

Registration Criteria: There is no registration criteria

Procedure for Obtaining: Rua Major Canhangulo, edifício do Ministério do Interior

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are not available

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents

Exceptions: None

Comments: Due to a decades-long civil war, some records might be unavailable.

 

Military Records

Military Records

Available

Fees: 4,000 Angolan Kwanzas ($23.53)

Document Name: Certidão de Passagem à Disponibilidade Militar, Reserva Militar or Reforma

Issuing Authority: FAA – Forças Armadas Angolanas Divisão de Pessoal do Estado-maior General

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Computerized document with a large watermark emblem of the Forcas Armadas Angolanas (FAA) in the background. Signed in the lower center with a stamp from the FAA over the signature.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Ministério da Defesa Nacional - MDN

Registration Criteria: Copy of the National ID card, two photos and a school declaration for students

Procedure for Obtaining: Divisão de Pessoal do Estado Maior General das Forcas Armadas Angolanas (FAA) Rua Amilcar Cabral, Luanda, Angola

Certified Copies Available: Applicant applies for a certified copy at the public notary upon the presentation of the original document.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents

Exceptions: None

Comments: Due to a decades-long civil war, some records might be unavailable.

Passports & Other Travel Documents

Travel Documents

Types Available: Regular, Diplomatic, Official and Passport for foreignness

Fees: 3,500 Angolan Kwanzas ($20.59)

Document Name: Passaporte Ordinário, Passaporte Diplomático, Passaporte de Serviço e Passaporte para Estrangeiros

Issuing Government Authority: Ministry of Interior

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: The front cover of each type of passport has an embossed gold Angolan emblem with “Republica de Angola” above the emblem, also in gold. Below the emblem is the type of passport. Regular passport covers are black, Service passports are green, and diplomatic passports are red. The inside cover contains an image of an antelope with a bird on its back and the emblem in the upper left corner. The passport number is punched into each page at the top. Page 2 contains a digital copy of the passport holders thumbprint and the signature. Page 3 has a holographic seal containing an antelope and lists what type of passport it is (regular, service, diplomatic).  The back cover contains the biographic information of the passport holder as well as the machine readable information.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: National Director of SME -Serviço de Migração e Estrangeiros

Registration Criteria: To apply for a Diplomatic passport- National ID card, 3 photos, application form, proof of entitlement to a Dip passport; to apply for an Official passport-

Procedure for Obtaining: SME-Serviço de Migração e Estrangeiros, can also schedule online at sme-angola.com

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents

Exceptions: None

Comments: None

Other Documents Available: There are no other documents available

Other Records

Not applicable.

Visa Issuing Posts

Post Contact Information

Post Title: Embassy Luanda, Angola

Address: Rua Presidente Houari Boumedienne, Miramar,  Luanda
P.O. Box 6468

Phone Number: Tel: +244-222-641-000, +244-946-440-9 77/82/87/92

Website: ao.usembassy.gov

Email: consularluanda@state.gov

Visa Services: All Visa catagories for Angola

Comments: None

 

 

 

 

Visa Services

All visa categories for all of Angola.

Additional Information for Reciprocity

Although care has been taken to ensure the accuracy, completeness and reliability of the information provided, please contact the U.S. Embassy or Consulate where you plan to apply if you believe this information is in error or if you have further questions.