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.
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.
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Available. The Mayor's office or Prefecture issues birth certificates, at the place of birth.
Available. The marriage certificate is granted either at the applicant's place of birth or the place where the marriage was held, by the Mayor's office or Prefecture.
Available in part. Persons born in countries that use the Casier Judiciaire (a combined prison and police record) may obtain a copy of this record from the competent authorities in their native country. In the case of countries other than Benin, this record should contain the police and prison records from Benin, if any. A native-born Beninese should apply to the Tribunal de Premiere Instance that has his birthplace within its jurisdiction. The document may be obtained by mail. Benin police clearances are valid only for three months from the date of issuance. No such limiting language will appear on the face of the Police Clearance document.
Available in part. See "Police Record".
Available. Documents concerning military service are available from the Prefecture or Mayor's office at the person's place of birth.
Available. A Certificate of Residence is available to residents or former residents from the Mayor's office or Subprefecture of the applicant's place of residence or former place of residence.
Cotonou, Benin (Embassy)
Tel: (229) 21-30-06-50
Fax: (229) 21-30-06-70
All visa categories for all of Benin.