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

Djibouti

Djibouti
Republic of Djibouti

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 36 Months
A-2 None Multiple 36 Months
A-3 1 None Multiple 36 Months
B-1 None Multiple 12 Months
B-2 None Multiple 12 Months
B-1/B-2 None Multiple 12 Months
C-1 $23.00 One 1 Months
C-1/D $23.00 One 1 Month
C-2 None One 1 Month
C-3 None One 1 Month
D None One 1 Month
E-1 2 No Treaty N/A N/A
E-2 2 No Treaty N/A N/A
F-1 $34.00 Multiple 12 Months
F-2 $34.00 Multiple 12 Months
G-1 None Multiple 36 Months
G-2 None Multiple 36 Months
G-3 None Multiple 36 Months
G-4 None Multiple 36 Months
G-5 1 None Multiple 36 Months
H-1B $34.00 Multiple 36 Months 3
H-1C $34.00 Multiple 36 Months 3
H-2A $34.00 N/A N/A3
H-2B $34.00 N/A N/A3
H-2R $34.00 Multiple 36 Months 3
H-3 $34.00 Multiple 36 Months 3
H-4 $34.00 Multiple 36 Months 3
I $34.00 Multiple 12 Months
J-1 4 None Multiple 12 Months
J-2 4 None Multiple 12 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 $34.00 Multiple 36 Months
L-2 $34.00 Multiple 36 Months
M-1 $34.00 Multiple 12 Months
M-2 $34.00 Multiple 12 Months
N-8 None Multiple 3 Months
N-9 None Multiple 3 Months
NATO 1-7 N/A N/A N/A
O-1 $34.00 Multiple 36 Months 3
O-2 $34.00 Multiple 36 Months 3
O-3 $34.00 Multiple 36 Months 3
P-1 $34.00 Multiple 36 Months 3
P-2 $34.00 Multiple 36 Months 3
P-3 $34.00 Multiple 36 Months 3
P-4 $34.00 Multiple 36 Months 3
Q-1 6 $34.00 Multiple 15 Months 3
R-1 $34.00 Multiple 36 Months
R-2 $34.00 Multiple 36 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

Note: Bearers of diplomatic, special, or service passports should be issued B-2 visas gratis

Birth, Death, Burial Certificates

Birth Certificates

Available

Fees: 1,500 Djibouti Francs

Document Name: Extrait d’Acte de Naissance

Issuing Authority:

  • Born in Djibouti City  - Daral-Hanal or Balbala Hospital
    • Commune de Boulaos -  Issuing Authority, Mohamed Omar Ismail, Director
    • Commune de Ras Dika, - Issuing Authority, Said Ibrahim Said, Director
    • Commune de Balbala – Issuing Authority, Waberi Nour Eleyeh, Director
  • Born elsewhere in Djibouti –Prefet de (of the respective region (Dikhil, Ali Sabieh, Tajourah, and Obock)
  • Born in a private Hospital – Clinic Affi – Issuing Authority: Mairie de Djibouti, Mme Fatouma Oasman Awaleh

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Blue/Black

Registration Criteria: Ghebregziabher, Nardos T There is no Registration Criteria.

Procedure for Obtaining: Applicants should contact the above listed issuing authority for their location of birth. Requests must contain the applicant’s full name, father’s full name, mother’s full name, location of birth, and time/date/year of birth

Certified Copies Available:  Certified copies are available

Alternate Documents:  There are no Alternate Documents.

Exceptions: None

Comments:  Since 2015, birth certificates are issued in a different location (called Commune)

 

Death Certificates

Available

Fees: There are no fees.

Document Name: Extrait d’Acte de Decès

Issuing Authority:  Othman Hamad Mahamad, Officier d’Etat Civil

Marriage, Divorce Certificates

Marriage Certificates

Available

Fees: 5,000 Djibouti Francs

Document Name: Acte de Charia de Marriage

Issuing Authority:

  • For civil marriages performed prior to 1973 - Commandant du Cercle of the respective region (Dikhil, Ali Sabieth, Tajourah, Arta, Obock, and Djibouti City)
  • For civil marriages performed after 1973 –  Mairie de Djibouti
  • Muslim marriages outside Djibouti City– Khadi of the region in which the marriage took place.
  • Muslim marriages within Djibouti Ville in different locations: 1st Arrondissement. 2nd Arrondissement, 3rd  Arrondissement and 4th /5th Arrondissement

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Blue /Black

Issuing Authority Personnel Title:  Préfets

Registration Criteria: There is no Registration Criteria.

Procedure for Obtaining:  Applicants should contact the above listed issuing offices for the area the marriage took place.

Certified Copies Available:  Certified copies are available

Alternate Documents:  There are no Alternate Documents.

Exceptions: None

Comments: None

 

Divorce Certificates

Available

Fees: There are no fees.

Document Name: Jugement de Divorce

Issuing Authority:

  • Civil divorces – Tribunal de Djibouti – Greffier en Chef
  • Muslem divorces outside Djibouti City– Khadi of the region in which the divorce took place.
  • Muslem divorces inside Djibouti City – Tribunal du Charia

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Blue/Black

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Kadi du Charia

Registration Criteria: There is no Registration Criteria.

Procedure for Obtaining: Applicants should contact the above listed issuing authority for the area the divorce took place.

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are not available

Alternate Documents: There are no Alternate Documents.

Exceptions: None

Comments: Divorces of civil marriages are normally entered on the marriage certificate. Copies of divorce decrees can be obtained by writing to the above listed authorities.

 

Identity Card

National ID Cards

Available

Fee: 2,000 Djiboutian Francs

Document Name: Carte Nationale d’Identité

Issuing Authority: Ahmed Omar Djama, Directeur du Service de la Population

Refugee Identification card delivered by the Ministry of Interior.  No fee

Police, Court, Prison Records

Police Records

Available

Fees:  100 Djibouti Francs

Document Name: Bulletin No. 3 (for Djibouti citizens)

Document Name: Certificat de Non-Condamnation (for foreigners)

Issuing Authority: Greffe du Tribunal, Djibouti, Tribunal de Première Instance

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Blue or Black

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: There is no Issuing Authority Personnel Title

Registration Criteria:  There is no Registration Criteria.

Procedure for Obtaining:

  • Applicants resident in the country: Application must be made in person to the Greffier  du Tribunal in Djibouti City
  • Applicants resident outside of the country: Applicants must be sent by mail to Greffier  du Tribunal, Djibouti. The request must include the name of the applicant, names of both parents, date of birth, place of birth and places of residence (inside Djibouti and current residence). Can someone apply in person for an applicant living abroad? No

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are not available

Alternate Documents:  There are no Alternate Documents.

Exceptions: None

Comments: None

 

Court/Prison Records

Unavailable.

 

Military Records

Unavailable.

Passports & Other Travel Documents

Travel Documents

Types Available: Regular, Diplomatic, Official Passports

Fees: Regular/Tourist -- 15,000 Djibouti Francs; Diplomat or Official -- No Fee

Document Name:  Passport

Issuing Government Authority: Mohamed Ali Djama, Directeur du Protocole d’Etat at the Presidency for Diplomatic and Official.

Regular Passport: Colonel Abdillahi Abdi Farah, Directeur Général, Police Nationale – Ministère de l’Intérieur.

Special Seal(s) Blue.  Color: Blue for regular, red/brown for official, and black for diplomatic.

Registration Criteria:

Procedure for Obtaining: Apply in person

Alternate Documents: There are no Alternate Documents

Exceptions: None

Other Records

Not applicable.

Visa Issuing Posts

Post Title: U.S. Embassy in Djibouti

Address:

  • Street Address:
    Lot Number 350-B
    Lotissement Haramous
    Djibouti, Republic of Djibouti
  • Mailing Address:
    Ambassade Americaine
    B.P. 185
    Djibouti, Republique de Djibouti

Phone Number: Tel: (253) 35-39-95, (253) 35-13-43 (after hours), Fax: (253) 35-39-40

Email: ConsularDjibouti@state.gov

Visa Services: All visa categories for Djibouti

Comments / Additional Information: The U.S. Embassy in Djibouti does not assist with Djibouti visa matters for non-Djiboutian applicants seeking to have their cases processed in Djibouti. However, the embassy does share NVC monthly appointment lists with the Government of Djibouti. Therefore, if an applicant needs a Djibouti visa to enter Djibouti from abroad, the applicant should NOT request an expedited appointment but rather wait until NVC schedules the case through normal case scheduling procedures. If an applicant misses a previously scheduled appointment, then the applicant can trigger the rescheduling of his/her case in Djibouti by evidencing a DS-260 confirmation at one of the two panel physicians in Djibouti and completing a new medical exam. Do NOT write to ConsularDjibouti@state.gov to request case rescheduling. You must provide your Djibouti cell phone and/or email to the panel physician, and the embassy will contact you with a new appointment date upon the receipt of a medical exam, which may take 4-6 weeks from the time of completing an exam.

 

Visa Services

Djibouti visas are issued by most consuls at Djibouti embassies abroad (e.g. Addis Ababa, Hargeisa, Khartoum, Cairo, Amman, Tokyo, Paris, Washington, among other locations).