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

Eswatini

Eswatini
Kingdom of Eswatini

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
D None Multiple 60 Months
E-1 2 No Treaty N/A N/A
E-2 2 No Treaty N/A N/A
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/A 3
H-2B None N/A N/A 3
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

There is no general document information

Birth, Death, Burial Certificates

Birth Certificates
 

Available:  Yes

Fees: 0-2 years of age:  5 Emalangeni.  Older:  25 Emalangeni

Document Name: Birth Certificate

Issuing Authority: Registrar General

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: There is no Special Seal(s)/ Color/ Format.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: District or Assistant District Registrar

Registration Criteria: There are no Registration Criteria.

Procedure for Obtaining:

Registrar General's Office
P.O. Box 460,
Mbabane

Certified Copies Available: Certified Copies are not available.

Alternate Documents: There are no Alternate Documents.

Exceptions: None

Comments: If the applicant provides the exact date of the requested document there is no search fee. Records are available from 1927 to present.

 

Death Certificates

Available: Yes

Fees: 5 Emalangeni

Document Name: Death Certificates

Issuing Authority: Registrar General

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: There is no Special Seal(s)/ Color/ Format.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: District or Assistant District Registrar

Registration Criteria: There are no Registration Criteria.

Procedure for Obtaining:

Registrar General's Office
P.O. Box 460,
Mbabane

Certified Copies Available: Certified Copies are not available.

Alternate Documents: There are no Alternate Documents.

Exceptions: None

Comments: If the applicant provides the exact date of the requested document there is no search fee. Records are available from 1927 to present.

Marriage, Divorce Certificates

Marriage Certificates

Available: Yes

Fees: There are no fees.

Document Name:  Marriage Certificates

Issuing Authority: Registrar General

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: There is no Special Seal(s)/ Color/ Format.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: District or Assistant District Registrar

Registration Criteria: There are no Registration Criteria.

Procedure for Obtaining:

Registrar General's Office
P.O. Box 460,
Mbabane

Certified Copies Available: Certified Copies not available.

Alternate Documents: There are no Alternate Documents.

Exceptions: None

Comments: If the applicant provides the exact date of the requested document there is no search fee. Records are available from 1927 to present.

 

Divorce Certificates

Available: Yes

Fees: There are no fees.

Document Name: Divorce Certificates

Issuing Authority: District Court

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: There is no Special Seal(s)/ Color/ Format.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: District or Assistant District Registrar

Registration Criteria: There are no Registration Criteria.

Procedure for Obtaining:

The applicant must apply to the district court in which the divorce decree was issued: Hhohho District, P.O. Box 542, Mbabane; Piggs Peak District, P.O. Box 98, Piggs Peak; Manzini District, P.O. Box 13, Manzini; and Nhlangano District, P.O. Box 99, Nhlangano.

Certified Copies Available: Certified Copies are not available.

Alternate Documents: There are no Alternate Documents.

Exceptions: None

Comments: None

 

Adoption Certificates

Unavailable  International adoption is not allowed.

Identity Card

Available

Fees: 25 Emalangeni

Document Name: National Identity Card

Issuing Authority: Registrar General/District Registrar

Police, Court, Prison Records

Court / Prison Records

Available: Yes

Fees: There are no fees.

Document Name: Court | Prison Records

Issuing Authority: Registrar of the High Court | The Commissioner of Prisons

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: There is no Special Seal(s)/ Color/ Format.

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

Registration Criteria: There are no Registration Criteria.

Procedure for Obtaining:

Registrar of the High Court,
Box 19,
Mbabane, Eswatini

Citizenship and naturalization records are available from the Chief Immigration Officer, P.O. Box 372, Mbabane. If the applicant is a Swazi female she may be required to show proof that her husband (or father) has given his permission for the information to be released.

Note: Civil records date from 1905. Records prior to that date are mostly held in Pretoria, South Africa with some in Johannesburg or other cities in South Africa.

All records are 30% computerized and are expected to be 50% computerized by 2003. Most records are handwritten and retrieval is difficult. All records are centralized by relevant ministry.

Commissioner of Prisons
P.O. Box 166,
Mbabane

Records include name of prison(s), time spent in prison(s), parole or release date(s), and pardon(s). Records are kept up to 20 years.

Certified Copies Available: Certified Copies are not available

Alternate Documents: There are no Alternate Documents.

Exceptions: None

Comments: None

 

Police Certificates

Available: Yes

Fees: 10 Emalangeni

Document Name: Police Records

Issuing Authority: Commissioner of Police

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: There is no Special Seal(s)/ Color/ Format.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Regional Commissioner/Station Commander

Registration Criteria: There are no Registration Criteria.

Procedure for Obtaining:

Commissioner of Police
P.O. Box 48,
Mbabane.

A set of fingerprints must be included with the request. Arrests will not be shown unless the person was convicted. Records for criminal purposes are kept for 5 years and for identification purposes for 2 years.

Certified Copies Available: Certified Copies are not available.

Alternate Documents: There are no Alternate Documents.

Exceptions: None

Comments: None

Military Records

Available: Yes

Fees: There are no fees.

Document Name: Military Records

Issuing Authority: Army Commander, Umbutfo Eswatini Defense Force (USDF)

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: There is no Special Seal(s)/ Color/ Format.

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

Registration Criteria: There are no Registration Criteria.

Procedure for Obtaining:

Army Commander, Umbutfo Eswatini Defense Force (USDF), Private Bag, Nokwane. Records are kept for 2 years.

Certified Copies Available: Certified Copies are 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.):  Regular, Diplomatic, Service

Fees: 150 Emalangeni

Document Name: Passport

Issuing Government Authority: Government of Eswatini

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: There is no Special Seal(s)/ Color/ Format.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Chief Immigration Officer

Registration Criteria: There are no Registration Criteria.

Procedure for Obtaining: There is no Procedure for Obtaining.

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 Title: Embassy

Address:

Corner of MR103 and Cultural Centre Drive
Ezulwini, Eswatini

Mailing Address:

 PO Box D202
 The Gables H106
 Eswatini

Phone Number: 268-2417-9000

Comments / Additional Information: None

Visa Services

Nonimmigrant visas for all of Eswatini. Immigrant visa applications for nationals of Eswatini are processed by the U.S. Consulate General in Johannesburg, South Africa.