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

Bermuda

Bermuda
Bermuda

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 60 Months
A-2 None Multiple 60 Months
A-3 1 None Multiple 24 Months
B-1 None Multiple 120 Months
B-2 None Multiple 120 Months
B-1/B-2 None Multiple 120 Months
C-1 None Multiple 60 Months
C-1/D None Multiple 60 Months
C-2 None Multiple 12 Months
C-3 None Multiple 60 Months
CW-1 11 None Multiple 12 Months
CW-2 11 None Multiple 12 Months
D None Multiple 60 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 None Multiple 60 Months
F-2 None Multiple 60 Months
G-1 None Multiple 60 Months
G-2 None Multiple 60 Months
G-3 None Multiple 60 Months
G-4 None Multiple 60 Months
G-5 1 None Multiple 24 Months
H-1B None Multiple 60 Months 3
H-1C None Multiple 60 Months 3
H-2A None N/A N/A3
H-2B None N/A N/A3
H-2R None Multiple 60 Months 3
H-3 None Multiple 60 Months 3
H-4 None Multiple 60 Months 3
I None Multiple 60 Months
J-1 4 None Multiple 60 Months
J-2 4 None Multiple 60 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 None Multiple 60 Months
L-2 None Multiple 60 Months
M-1 None Multiple 60 Months
M-2 None Multiple 60 Months
N-8 None Multiple 60 Months
N-9 None Multiple 60 Months
NATO 1-7 N/A N/A N/A
O-1 None Multiple 60 Months 3
O-2 None Multiple 60 Months 3
O-3 None Multiple 60 Months 3
P-1 None Multiple 60 Months 3
P-2 None Multiple 60 Months 3
P-3 None Multiple 60 Months 3
P-4 None Multiple 60 Months 3
Q-1 6 None Multiple 15 Months 3
R-1 None Multiple 60 Months
R-2 None Multiple 60 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 Multiple 48 Months
U-2 None Multiple 48 Months
U-3 None Multiple 48 Months
U-4 None Multiple 48 Months
U-5 None Multiple 48 Months
V-1 None Multiple 120 Months
V-2 None Multiple 120 Months 8
V-3 None Multiple 120 Months 8

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

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Birth, Death, Burial Certificates

Birth Certificates

Available

Fees: $54 birth certificate, $78 birth certificate express

Document Name: Birth certificate or birth certificate express

Issuing Authority: A birth certificate is issued by the Registrar General on general form C.S.O. No. 90.

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: A red wafer seal is placed on the form and is impressed with the seal of the office. The long form lists the names of the parent(s), while the short form does not.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Registry General

Registration Criteria: Birth in Bermuda

Procedure for Obtaining: Birth certificates may be requested by mail by writing to the Registry General, Government Administration Building, Hamilton, Bermuda.

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are available

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents

Exceptions: None

Comments: None

 

Death Certificates

Available

Fees: $54 death certificate, $78 death certificate express

Document Name:  Death certificate or death certificate express

Issuing Authority: Records of deaths are kept by the Registrar General and are issued under the seal of that office.

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: A red wafer seal is placed on the form and is impressed with the seal of the office.               

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Registry General

Registration Criteria: Death in Bermuda

Procedure for Obtaining: These documents may be requested by mail by writing to the Registry General, Government Administration Building, Hamilton, Bermuda.

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are available

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents

Exceptions: None

Comments: None

Marriage, Divorce Certificates

Marriage Certificates

Available

Fees: $30

Document Name:  Marriage certificate

Issuing Authority: Records of marriages are kept by the Registrar General and are issued under the seal of that office.

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: A red wafer seal is placed on the form and is impressed with the seal of the office.               

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Registry General

Registration Criteria: 1. Submit Notice of Intended Marriage and fee to Registry General, 2. Marriage license obtained within 15 days and given to Marriage Officer, 3. Following the wedding, the Marriage Officer completes a Particulars of Marriage and sends to the Registry General, 4. The Registry General sends the Marriage Certificate within 10 days of receipt of the Particulars of Marriage

Procedure for Obtaining:  These documents may be requested by mail by writing to the Registry General, Government Administration Building, Hamilton, Bermuda.

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are available

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents

Exceptions: None

Comments:  None

 

Divorce Certificates

Available

Fees:  There may be a fee for this service

Document Name: Divorce decree

Issuing Authority: Obtainable from the Registrar's Chambers, Supreme Court of Bermuda, Hamilton 5-24, Bermuda.

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: A red wafer seal is placed on the form and is impressed with the seal of the office.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Supreme Court Registry

Registration Criteria: If either party to the marriage is “domiciled’ in Bermuda or has been resident continuously in Bermuda for at least one year, Bermuda courts can entertain a divorce petition.

Procedure for Obtaining: Obtainable in person or by mail from the Registrar's Chambers, Supreme Court of Bermuda, Hamilton 5-24, Bermuda.

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are available

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents

Exceptions: None

Comments: None

 

Adoption Certificates

Adoption Certificates

Available

Fees: There may be a fee for this service

Document name: Adoption order

Issuing Authority: Ministry of Community, Culture, and Sports

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: A red wafer seal is placed on the form and is impressed with the seal of the office.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Director of Child and Family Services

Registration Criteria: 1. The child is a resident of Bermuda or was born in Bermuda, or 2. The child has been brought into Bermuda for the purpose of adoption pursuant to an approval granted by the court under section 47 of the Adoption of Children Act 2006, 3. Application to adopt a child in Bermuda must be filed before the child’s 17th birthday.

Procedure for Obtaining: A person seeking to adopt a child must apply to the Magistrates Court for an adoption order, along with the required documents and fees

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are available

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents

Exceptions: None

Comments: None

Identity Card

National ID Cards

Unavailable

 

Police, Court, Prison Records

Police Certificates

Available

Fees: $100

Document Name: Bermuda Police Certificate

Issuing Authority: Police records are issued by the Bermuda Police Service (BPS)

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Black and white chart format

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Bermuda Police Service

Registration Criteria: There are no registration criteria

Procedure for Obtaining: To obtain a record check, including any spent convictions, bring your U.S. Consulate appointment confirmation page and a color photocopy of the passport page showing your picture to the Criminal Records office building at 10 Headquarters Hill, Prospect Devonshire, DV 02. The BPS charges $100 for this service. Bring all documents in a sealed envelope to Consulate at time of interview.

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are available

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents

Exceptions: None

Comments: In Bermuda it is possible to have serious convictions legally removed from one's police record; therefore, it is important that applicants authorize release of any spent convictions or certificates of rehabilitation.

 

Court/Prison Records

Available

Fees: $10 (standard) or $100 (expedited- ready in 48 hours)

Document Name: Bermuda Conviction Record

Issuing Authority: Magistrate Court

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Seal of the Magistrates Court of Bermuda affixed on document

Issuing Authority Personnel Title:  Records Department

Registration Criteria: There are no registration criteria

Procedure for Obtaining: For updated conviction record (previous waiver granted on or after 2006): apply at Magistrate Court in the Dame Lois Browne Evans Building, 8 Court Street, Hamilton, HM 12. Take the elevator to the 3rd floor via the security check point to the Traffic, Criminal & Parking Office. The court charges $10 for this service. Bring all documents in a sealed envelope to Consulate at time of interview.

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are available

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents

Exceptions: None

Comments:  None

 

Military Records

Military Records

Available

Fees: Information not available

Document Name: Information not available

Issuing Authority: Persons who had military service in Bermuda may obtain military records from the Bermuda Regiment, P.O. HM 1006, Hamilton, HM DX, and Bermuda.

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

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: There is no issuing authority personnel tittle

Registration Criteria: There are no registration criteria

Procedure for Obtaining: There is no procedure for obtaining

Certified Copies Available: Information not available

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents

Exceptions: None

Comments: None

Passports & Other Travel Documents

Travel Documents

Types Available (Regular, Diplomatic, Official, etc.):  Passports & Other Travel Documents: The Bermuda passport itself does not meet the passport requirements of the INA because it does not indicate nationality and entitlement to enter Bermuda. Bermuda passports are usually endorsed to indicate "British Dependent Territories Citizen", "British Citizen" or "Commonwealth Citizen" and may be issued to Bermudians, British citizens, all Commonwealth nationals, and anyone born in Bermuda, regardless of nationality, or lack thereof. Birth in Bermuda is not sufficient for Bermuda status, the nearest equivalent of nationality on this British Dependent Territory. Occasionally, there may be an endorsement in the passport indicating that the "HOLDER POSSESSES BERMUDIAN STATUS". However, this endorsement is added in the passport only at the request of the bearer. In order to fulfill the passport requirements of the INA, Bermuda passports must have this endorsement, or a separate certificate of Bermuda status should be presented with the passport. In addition, if the bearer does not possess Bermudian status, s/he must have a landing permit, reentry permit, or residential certificate/card for entry.

Fees: $160 adult passport, $80 child under age 16 passport, $127 temporary, restricted validity passport, $166 providing express service for temporary passport

Document Name: British Overseas Territories Citizen Passport

Issuing Government Authority: Ministry of Home Affairs Department of Immigration

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Maroon book imprinted with “British Passport” at top and “Government of Bermuda” at bottom, along with UK Coat of Arms

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Minister of Home Affairs

Registration Criteria: Hold British Overseas Territory Citizenship

Procedure for Obtaining: Fill out British Overseas Territory Citizen Passport Application and submit to the Passport Issuing Office

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents

Exceptions: None

Comments: The holder's nationality must be stated as either "British Overseas Territories Citizen" or "British Dependent Territories Citizen". The passport must contain one of the following endorsement stamps: "Holder is registered as a Bermudian", "Holder Possesses Bermudian Status" or "Holder is deemed to possess Bermudian status"

Other Documents Available: None

Other Records

Not applicable.

Visa Issuing Posts

Post Contact Information

Post Title:  Hamilton, Bermuda (Consulate General)

Address:

Mailing Address:
5300 Hamilton Place
Washington, DC 20521-5300

Street Address:
Crown Hill
16 Middle Road
Devonshire DV03

Phone Number:  1-441-295-1342

Visa Services:

Comments / Additional Information:  None

 

Visa Services

Visa Services:  All visa categories for all of Bermuda.