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

Nauru

Nauru
Republic of Nauru

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 60 Months
B-2 None Multiple 60 Months
B-1/B-2 None Multiple 60 Months
C-1 None Multiple 60 Months
C-1/D N/A N/A N/A
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 Multiple 60 Months 3
H-2B None Multiple 60 Months 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
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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

According to Nauru Registry policy, birth, death, and marriage records/certificates are not issued to anyone other than the applicant or to an immediate family member. 

General Issuing Authority Information:

Birth, death, marriage, and divorce certificates may all be obtained from the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages. All fees listed are in Australian dollars.

Government Offices
Yaren District
Republic of Nauru
Telephone:  (+674) 557-3133

Adoption, police, court, and prison records can be obtained in person or released to an immediate family member, including spouse, parents, siblings and children over age 18. 

Contact:
Department of Justice
Government Office
Yaren District
Republic of Nauru
Telephone: (+674) 557-3133

Birth, Death, Burial Certificates

Birth Certificates
 

Available

Fees:  AUD $10

Document Name:  Birth certificate

Issuing Authority: The Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Birth certificates contain the Republic of Nauru wet ink seal on white paper.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title:  Registrar of Births Deaths and Marriages

Registration Criteria: The registrar will require a notification of birth from the hospital within 7 days of birth before registering a child.  Parents or guardians must register the birth within 21 days of the birth.

Procedure for Obtaining: Certificates may be obtained in person or released to an immediate family member (spouse, parents, siblings and children over age 18).  Any individual may request the birth certificate of a person whose birth occurred more than 75 years before the date of the request.  Additionally, a third person may request a birth certificate if the subject of the record has granted that individual power of attorney.

Government Offices
Yaren District
Republic of Nauru
Telephone: (+674) 557-3133

Certified Copies Available:  Available from the Commissioner for Oaths.

Alternate Documents: Gazette Notice on births, deaths, and marriages published monthly.  The Gazette is a government notice published for public information.  Any person can have access to the registry records for informational purposes only.  The Gazette Notice birth information includes the name of child, date of birth, tribe, nationality, and name of mother.  Death information shows the name of the deceased, (if still-birth, includes the name of the mother), date of death, tribe, and nationality.  Marriage information includes the name of the parties, date of marriage, place where marriage was solemnized, and name of marriage officer.

Exceptions:  None

Comments:  None

 

Death Certificates
 

Available

Fees: AUD $10

Document Name: Death Certificate

Issuing Authority: The Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: A death certificate will include a red stamp titled “Registrar of Births Deaths and Marriages–Republic of Nauru.”

Issuing Authority Personnel Title:  Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages

Registration Criteria: The Registrar will require a death notification from the hospital before registering the death.

Procedure for Obtaining: Certificates may be obtained in person or released to an immediate family member (spouse, parents, and children over age 21).  For death cases that involve the courts, the Registrar will require a court order/judgement to register the death.  Any person may request the death certificate of a person whose death occurred more than 20 years before the date of the request, or whose birth occurred more than 75 years before the date of the request.

Government Offices
Yaren District
Republic of Nauru
Telephone:  (+674) 557-3133

Certified Copies Available:  Available from the Commissioner of Oaths.

Alternate Documents: Gazette Notice on births, deaths, and marriages published monthly.  The Gazette is a government notice published for public information.  Any person can have access to the registry records for informational purposes only.  The Gazette Notice birth information includes the name of child, date of birth, tribe, nationality, and name of mother.  Death information shows the name of the deceased, (if still-birth, includes the name of the mother), date of death, tribe, and nationality.  Marriage information includes the name of the parties, date of marriage, place where marriage was solemnized, and name of marriage officer.

Exceptions:  None

Comments:  A birth certificate that was amended due to adoption of the child will not explicitly indicate that the child was adopted, and the adoptive parents will be listed as the parents.

Marriage, Divorce Certificates

Marriage Certificates
 

Available

Fees: AUD $10

Document Name:  Marriage Certificate

Issuing Authority: The Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Stamp, red ink labeled Registrar of Births Deaths and Marriages–Republic of Nauru.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title:  The Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages

Registration Criteria:  Priority is the immediate family member to register

Procedure for Obtaining: Certificates may be obtained in person or released to an immediate family member – spouse, parents, siblings and children over age 18 years.

Government Offices
Yaren District
Republic of Nauru
Telephone:  (+674) 557-3133

Certified Copies Available: Certified by Commissioner for Oaths

Alternate Documents:  Gazette Notice on births, deaths, and marriages published monthly.  The Gazette is a government notice published for public information.  Any person can have access to the registry records for informational purposes only.  The Gazette Notice birth information includes the name of child, date of birth, tribe, nationality, and name of mother.  Death information shows the name of the deceased, (if still-birth, includes the name of the mother), date of death, tribe, and nationality.  Marriage information includes the name of the parties, date of marriage, place where marriage was solemnized, and name of marriage officer.

Exceptions:  None

Comments:  None

 

Divorce Certificates
 

Available

Fees: AUD $10

Document Name:  Court Order of Dissolution of Marriage

Issuing Authority: The Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Printed on plain white paper.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title:  The Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages

Registration Criteria:  Divorce certificates are issued based on court orders received by the registry.

Procedure for Obtaining: Certificates may be obtained in person or released to an immediate family member.

Government Offices
Yaren District
Republic of Nauru
Telephone:  (+674) 557-3133

Certified Copies Available: Available from the Commissioner for Oaths

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions:  None

Comments:  None  

 

Adoption Certificates

Adoption Certificates
 

Available  

Fees:  AUD$10

Document Name:  Birth Certificate

Issuing Authority:  Registrar of Births, Deaths, and Marriages

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format:  Printed on plain paper with wet red ink seal titled “Registrar of Births Deaths and Marriages, Republic of Nauru” and signed by a Registry issuing official.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title:  Registrar of Births, Deaths, and Marriages

Registration Criteria: Adopting parents, siblings, and the adopted person are allowed to register adoption information by presenting a sealed copy of the adoption order from the Resident Magistrate, and to collect the amended birth certificate.  (Note: the amended birth certificate will not explicitly indicate that the child was adopted, and the adoptive parents will be listed as the parents.)

Procedure for Obtaining: Certificates may be obtained in person or released to an immediate family member (spouse, parents, and children over age 21).

Department of Justice
Government Office
Yaren District
Republic of Nauru
Telephone: (+674) 557-3133
Website: naurugov.nr
 

Certified Copies Available:  Certified by Commissioner for Oaths.

Alternate Documents:  There are no alternate documents

Exceptions:  None

Comments:  Birth registration certificate are issued/used.  The child’s particular are changed based on information in the Court Adoption Order.  The Court Adoption Order remains with the Registry. Telephone: (+674) 557-3133

Identity Card

Not applicable; Nauru does not produce a national ID card.

Police, Court, Prison Records

Police Certificates


Available

Fees:  AUD$20

Document Name:  Police Clearance Certificate

Issuing Authority: Commissioner of Police

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format:  Printed on plain paper with a wet ink seal and the signature of the issuing officer  

Issuing Authority Personnel Title:  Nauru Police Commissioner

Registration Criteria:  Applicable fees, to be paid in cash, to the Revenue Office at Government Offices, Yaren District.  Name, date of birth, current postal address, contact details and a copy of passport bio-data page are required.  

Procedure for Obtaining:  Certificates may be applied for in person or by mail to the Office of the Commissioner of Police.

Department of Justice and Border Control
Office of the Commissioner of Police
Data Offices
Nauru Police Force, Civic Centre
Aiwo District
Republic of Nauru – Central Pacific
Telephone: +674 4443193, +674 4443161, or +674 557-3133

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are not available.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions:  None

Comments:  Contact Office of Commissioner of Police for current fee.

 

Prison Records

Available  

Fees: There may be a fee for this service.

Document Name:  Nauru Prison and Corrections Service Record

Issuing Authority: Nauru Prison and Correctional Services

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Letter issued and signed by the Chief Correctional Officer or designated official

Issuing Authority Personnel Title:  Chief Correctional Officer

Registration Criteria: Written request to the Chief Corrections Officer, Nauru Prison and Correctional Services

Procedure for Obtaining: Certificates may be obtained in person or released to an immediate family member.

Contact:
Department of Justice
Nauru Prison and Correctional Service
Government Office
Yaren District
Republic of NauruTelephone: (+674) 557-3133 and (+674) 444 557-3084

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are not available.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: None

Comments:  None

 

Court Records

Available  

Fees: There may be a fee for this service.

Document Name: Court Case Record

Issuing Authority: Supreme Court / High Court / District Court / Family Court    

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Typed and printed on plain white paper and signed by the justice of the court with a wet ink round seal titled “The Seal of the Supreme Court, Republic of Nauru” over the signature line.  The Nauru coat of arms appears at the top of the first page of the judgement or case record.  

Issuing Authority Personnel Title:  Department of Justice and Border Control, through the court where the case was heard.  

Registration Criteria:  There are no registration criteria

Procedure for Obtaining:  Written requests to the Department of Justice and Border Control.

Nauru court records are also available online from ronlaw.gov.nr.

Contact:
Department of Justice and Border Control
Secretary of Justice – Judiciary and Courts
Yaren District
Republic of Nauru
Telephone: (+674) 557-3133 and (+674) 444 5573084

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are not available.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions:  None

Comments:  None

Military Records

Not applicable; Nauru does not maintain a regular military force.

Passports & Other Travel Documents

Types Available:  Ordinary, Diplomatic, and Official Passports, and Nauru Travel Document  

Fees:

AUD $60 – Ordinary Passport
AUD$100 – Ordinary passport with expedited processing
AUD$160 – replacement of first passport lost/stolen or damaged within ten years
AUD$560 - replacement passport when more than one passport has been lost/stolen or damaged within ten years

Document Name:  Passport

Issuing Government Authority:  Republic of Nauru, Secretary for Justice, Immigration and Passport

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format:  Each passport type has printed in gold “Republic of Nauru” and gold Nauru coat of arms on front cover, and a color-printed coat of arms inside the front cover. The coat of arms includes blue, green, yellow, white, and black colors with a shield divided and separated in the middle, and a white 12-pointed star on top of the shield; the bottom left has a black frigate bird sitting on a perch over blue ocean waves, and bottom right side has a branch of Pacific Islands Callophyllum flowers.  The shield is surrounded by green palm leaves, yellow rope, and blue frigate bird feathers.  Nauruan is printed in Micronesian language: Naoero at top and at the lower end reads God’s Will First.  All passport types are machine readable and have a digitized photograph with ghost image.  Republic of Nauru Travel Document (Convention of 28 July, 1951) is machine readable and issued to foreign refugees to travel abroad for medical treatment.    

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Passports: Republic of Nauru.  Travel Document: Republic of Nauru Secretary for Justice and Border Control

Procedure for Obtaining:  Nauruan citizens may apply for a passport by submitting a birth certificate and completed application form.  Children under the age of 18 require consent from both parents.

Contact:
Department of Justice and Border Control
Passport Division
Customs and Immigration
Government Building
Yaren District
Republic of Nauru
Telephone: (+674) 444-3152 / (+674) 444-3162 / 674-557-2941 / 557-3890 and 557-3891
Facsimile: (+674) 444-3832
 

Alternate Documents:  There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions:  None

Comments:  Passports are issued only in Nauru and all passports/travel documents must bear the signature of the Secretary for Justice and Border Control.

The Republic of Nauru Refugee Act 2012 was enacted to accommodate Australia refugee claimants in detention in Nauru waiting for processing of asylum/refugee claims off shore by Australia.  Refugees are housed at the Nauru Regional Processing Centre immigration detention facility, which operated by an Australian government contractor.

Other Documents Available:  The Republic of Nauru Travel Document (Convention of 28 July, 1951) issued to foreign refugees to travel abroad for medical treatment.  

Other Records

Not applicable

Visa Issuing Posts

Post Title: Suva, Fiji (Embassy)

Address:

158 Princes Road
P.O. Box 218
Suva, Fiji

Phone Number:  +679-331-4466

Visa Services:  

Nonimmigrant visa information call center number from Fiji is: 0800-331-4366 for calls from Fiji Telecom Limited landlines, and +679-331- 4366 for other telephone callers.

In Tonga, the call center may be reached on 0800-878-4444 by subscribers of Tonga Communications Corporations (TCC) and UCall mobile phone subscribers.

In the United States, call 1 703 520 2232.  To adjust for Fiji’s time difference and call days/times, please visit our Visa Services Website.

Comments / Additional Information:  None

Visa Services

The U.S. Embassy in Suva, Fiji provides all visa services for Nauru and the following areas:

  • French Polynesia
  • Fiji
  • Kiribati
  • New Caledonia
  • Tonga
  • Tuvalu
  • Wallis and Futuna Islands

 

Additional Information for Reciprocity

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.