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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. A Certificat de Naissance may be obtained from the Mairie of the Municipality or Sous-Prefecture of the rural area where the birth was registered.
Available. An Acte de Deces may be obtained from the Mairie of the Municipality or Sous-Prefecture of the rural area where the death occurred.
Note: Civil records (Extrait D'Actes d'Etat Civil) including certificates of birth, death, marriage and divorce for French nationals who were born, married, etc., in the Central African Republic may be obtained from the Consular General de France, B.P. 784, Bangui, within one year of the event, or from the MinistPre des Affaires Etrang Pres, Etat Civil, Falles Brancos, Nantes, France, if more than one year after the event.
Available. A Certificat d'Acte de Mariage may be obtained from the Mairie of the Municipality or the Sous-Prefecture of the rural area where the marriage took place.
Available. An Extrait de Divorce may be obtained from the Greffier en Chef of the Tribunal de Bangui, B.P. 787, Bangui, or from the Mairie of the municipality or the Sous-Prefecture of the rural areas which granted the decree.
Police records, or extrait de casier judiciare, are available in the Central African Republic (CAR). The chief clerk of the country court of the specific province has the sole authority to issue police records for a fee of CFA 500 (USD 1.00) = CFA 720). The chief clerk can also issue records to third-country nationals living in the capital or upcountry, but for a higher fee of CFA 1,500 (USD 2.08). Provincial and sub-provincial mayors are not authorized to issue police records.
All police records issued are kept at the Ministry of Justice in Bangui. A copy of each police record is kept in the Gendarmerie Headquarters that started the particular file (i.e. where an alleged crime took place, etc.) Authorities purge records ten (10) years after the date of first filing, CAR has no formal mechanism or indexing or filing police records. A judge is responsible for selecting police or criminal records for trial. There is no computerized database for keeping records, nor are there plans for automation.
Available. Included in Extrait du Casier Judiciaire (see Police Record).
Available. A Certificat de Position Militaire may be obtained upon presentation of an Identity Card from the Bureau de Recrutement, Etat Major de la Defense Nationale, B.P. 384, Bangui.
Yaounde, Cameroon (Embassy) -- Immigrant Visas
Avenue Rosa Parks
P.O. Box 817
Tel: (237) 223-40-14 - 222-25-89 - 222-17-94
Fax: (237) 223-07-53
Nonimmigrant Visa and Immigrant visa applications for nationals of the Central African Republic are processed by the U.S. Embassy in Yaounde, Cameroon.