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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.
Available. A certified copy of the Certidao de Nascimento is available from the Conservatoria de Registo Civil, Ministerio da Justica, Caixa Postal, Bissau, Guinea Bissau.
Available. A Certidao de Obito is available from the Conservatoria de Registo Civil, Ministerio da Justica, Caixa Postal, Bissau, Guinea Bissau.
Available. Certidao de Casamento is available from the Conservatoria de Registo Civil, Ministerio da Justica, Caixa Postal, Bissau, Guinea Bissau.
Available. Certidao de Divorco is available from the Vara Civil, Ministerio Do Justica, Caixa Postal 17, Bissau, Guinea Bissau. While there is no charge for the certificate, fees for the judicial proceedings resulting in the divorce decree must be paid prior to issuance of the certificate.
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Available. The information contained in this card should accompany, where possible, requests for all other records. Issued by Seccao de Identificacao Civil, Ministerio da Justica e Poder Local, C.P. 17, Bissau.
Available. A Registo Criminal is available from the Ministério da Justiça, Direcção-Geral de Identificação, Registo e Notariado, Av. Amílcar Cabral, C.P. 17, Bissau, Guiné-Bissau. The form costs CFA 300 and official stamps cost CFA 2000. In urgent cases, the record can be processed in 24 hours at a cost of CFA 4,100. For regular processing, which takes one week, the cost is CFA 2,050. It is not necessary to be present in order to apply for the criminal record. The document may be requested by another person or institution on behalf of the applicant, as long as the purpose of the request is mentioned.
Available. Information is combined in police record.
Partial records are available. Cartao de Desmobilizacao is available from the Secretaria dos Combatatentes da Liberdade da Patria, C.P. 153, Bissau.
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The U. S. Embassy suspended operations and all U.S. Government personnel departed Guinea Bissau as of June 14, 1998. U.S. citizens who plan to enter Guinea Bissau are encouraged to register with the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Dakar, Senegal.
Immigrant visa applications for nationals of Guinea Bissau are processed by the U.S. Embassy in Dakar, Senegal. Nonimmigrant visa applications for nationals of Guinea Bissau are processed by the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon, Portugal.