Important Announcement
October 24, 2019

Information on Public Charge

Important Announcement
October 4, 2019

Presidential Proclamation 9945

U.S. Visas

English

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

Niger

Niger
Republic of Niger

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 12 Months
A-2 None Multiple 12 Months
A-3 1 None Multiple 12 Months
B-1 None Multiple 12 Months
B-2 None Multiple 12 Months
B-1/B-2 None Multiple 12 Months
C-1 None One 3 Months
C-1/D N/A N/A N/A
C-2 None One 3 Months
C-3 None One 3 Months
CW-1 11 None Multiple 12 Months
CW-2 11 None Multiple 12 Months
D None Multiple 12 Months
E-1 2 No Treaty N/A N/A
E-2 2 No Treaty N/A N/A
E-2C 12 None Multiple 12 Months
F-1 $95.00 Multiple 12 Months
F-2 $95.00 Multiple 12 Months
G-1 None Multiple 12 Months
G-2 None Multiple 12 Months
G-3 None Multiple 12 Months
G-4 None Multiple 12 Months
G-5 1 None Multiple 12 Months
H-1B $65.00 Multiple 12 Months 3
H-1C None Multiple 12 Months 3
H-2A None N/A N/A 3
H-2B None N/A N/A 3
H-2R None Multiple 12 Months 3
H-3 None Multiple 12 Months 3
H-4 $65.00 Multiple 12 Months 3
I None Multiple 3 Months
J-1 4 $6.00 Multiple 12 Months
J-2 4 $6.00 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 $65.00 Multiple 12 Months
L-2 $65.00 Multiple 12 Months
M-1 $6.00 Multiple 12 Months
M-2 $6.00 Multiple 12 Months
N-8 None Multiple 12 Months
N-9 None Multiple 12 Months
NATO 1-7 N/A N/A N/A
O-1 None Multiple 12 Months 3
O-2 None Multiple 12 Months 3
O-3 None Multiple 12 Months 3
P-1 None Multiple 12 Months 3
P-2 None Multiple 12 Months 3
P-3 None Multiple 12 Months 3
P-4 None Multiple 12 Months 3
Q-1 6 None Multiple 12 Months 3
R-1 $65.00 Multiple 12 Months
R-2 $65.00 Multiple 12 Months
S-5 7 None One 1 Month
S-6 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, Libyan, Somalian, Sudanese, Syrian or Yemeni 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

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Birth, Death, Burial Certificates

Birth Certificates

Available

Fees: $3

Document Name: « Extrait d'acte de naissance » or « Jugement Supplétif d’Acte de Naissance »

Issuing Authority:

  • Niamey, Maradi, Tahoua, and Zinder, Diffa, Tillabery, Dosso, Agadez – Mairies, Services d’Etat Civil
  • Any other location – Sous prefecture where the birth was recorded

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Red and Blue

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: “Responsable d’Etat Civil” or Juge

Registration Criteria: Report of birth and oath by two witnesses

Procedure for Obtaining: Applicants should submit the request to the issuing authority listed above for the area of Niger they were born in.

Certified Copies Available: Yes

Alternate Documents: Jugement Supplétif d’Acte de Naissance

Exceptions: None

Comments: None

 

Death Certificates

Available

Fees: $3

Document Name: “Certificat de décès »

Issuing Authority: Morgues:

  • Niamey, Maradi, Tahoua, and Zinder – Mairies, Service d’Etat Civil
  • Any other location – Sousprefecture where the birth was recorded

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Red and Blue

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: “Responsable d’Etat Civil” or Juge

Registration Criteria: Report of death and oath by two witnesses

Procedure for Obtaining: Applicants submit the request to the issuing authority listed above for the area where death took place. Written requests must include the date and place of death.

Certified Copies Available: Yes

Alternate Documents:« Jugement supplétif d’acte de décès » 

Exceptions: None

Comments: None

Marriage, Divorce Certificates

Marriage Certificates

Available

Fees: $9

Document Name: Extrait d'acte de mariage

Issuing Authority:

  • Niamey, Maradi, Tahoua, and Zinder – Mairie, Service d’Etat Civil
  • Any other location – Sous prefecture where the birth was recorded

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Red and Blue

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: “Responsable d’Etat Civil” or Juge

Registration Criteria: Consent by two parties and oath by two witnesses

Procedure for Obtaining: Applicants should submit the request to the issuing authority listed above for the area of Niger where the marriage took place.

Certified Copies Available: Yes

Alternate Documents: « Jugement supplétif d’acte de mariage »

Exceptions: None

Comments: None

 

Divorce Certificates

Available

Fees: $3

Document Name: Extrait d'acte de divorce

Issuing Authority:

  • Niamey - Tribunal, Palais de Justice
  • All other locations – Tribunal or the Sous prefecture where the divorce was recorded

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Red and Blue

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Juge

Registration Criteria: Both parties consent and oath by two witnesses

Procedure for Obtaining: Applicants should submit the request to the issuing authority listed above for the area of Niger where the divorce was recorded.

Certified Copies Available: Yes

Alternate Documents: “Jugement suppletif d’acte de divorce”

Exceptions: None

Comments: None

Adoption Certificates

Not Available

Comments: Adoptive parents must obtain a court ruling that the adoption conformed to all applicable laws.

Note: Except among Nigerien with European/occidental backgrounds, births, deaths, marriages and divorces are rarely officially recorded in Niger. These documents, however, can often be obtained by jugement suppletif (suppletive judgment) in a Niger court, upon oaths by two witnesses. 

Identity Card

National ID Cards

Available

Fees: $3

Document Name: Carte d’Identité Nationale

Issuing Authority: Niger National Police

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Red

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Agent de Police Nationale

Registration Criteria: Nigerien citizen (by presenting Birth certificate or Certificate of Nationality)

Procedure for Obtaining: without appointment to the nearest Police

Certified Copies Available: Yes

Alternate Documents: Passport

Exceptions: Not Available

Comments: Not Available

Police, Court, Prison Records

Police Certificates

Available

Fees:

 $3 for Nigerien citizen born in Niger

$19 for Nigerien citizen born overseas

Document Name: Extrait de Casier Judicaire one

Issuing Authority: Palais de justice and Cour d’Appel, Niamey

  • Nigerien residents and all former residents of Niamey - Palais de Justice, Niamey
  • Nigeriens born or resident in Tillaberry, Diffa, Konni, or Arlit – Sections de Tribunal serving their jurisdiction.
  • Nigeriens born outside Niger, foreigners resident or formerly resident – Cour d’Appel, Niamey
  • Nigeriens resident or formerly resident elsewhere in Niger – Tribunal Regional with jurisdiction over their place of birth.

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Blue and Red

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Greffier en Chef

Registration Criteria: Resident or Nigerien Citizen (by presenting copy of ID or Birth certificate or Certificate of Nationality or residency)

Procedure for Obtaining:

  • Nigerien residents and all former residents of Niamey – Applicants should contact the Greffier en Chef at the Palais de Justice, Niamey.
  • Nigeriens born or resident in Tillaberry, Diffa, Konni, or Arlit – Applicants should contact the Greffier en Chef at the subordinate Sections de Tribunal serving their jurisdiction.
  • Nigeriens born outside Niger, foreigners resident or formerly resident – Applicants should contact the Greffier en Chef at the Cour d’Appel, Niamey. Written requests from Nigeriens must include the applicant’s birth certificate. Requests from foreigners must be accompanied by a copy of their passport. UEMOA countries in West Africa can use their national identity card instead. Written requests from overseas must have their identity document certified at a Nigerien diplomatic mission
  • Nigeriens resident or formerly resident elsewhere in Niger – Applicants should contact the Greffier en Chef at the Tribunal Regional with jurisdiction over their place of birth.

Certified Copies Available: Yes

Alternate Documents: None

Exceptions: None

Comments: None

 

Prison Records

Available

Comments:  Included in Extrait du Casier Judiciare. Please see Police Certificate for more information.

 

Court Records

Not Available

Military Records

Available

Fees: No Fee

Document Name: Livret individuel de service militaire

Issuing Authority: Etat-Major de FAN

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: No Seal

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Chef d’Etat Major des Armées

Registration Criteria: Nigerien Military

Procedure for Obtaining: Applicants should contact Etat-Major de FAN, 3eme Bureau – R.S.N., Niamey.

Certified Copies Available: Yes

Alternate Documents: None

Exceptions: None

Comments: Honorable discharge certificates from the Republican Guard are available by writing to the Garde Republicaine, Niamey.

Passports & Other Travel Documents

Travel Documents

Available: Regular, Official, Diplomatic Passport

Fees: $55

Document Name: Passport

Issuing Government Authority: Ministry of Interior

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format:

All Nigerien passports share the following security features:

  • Under UV light on the photo page, the word Niger and a grain-head motif in bright blue are repeated
  • The national seal of Niger is in the center of each page in yellow green. Page numbers are encircled and shown sequentially above the seal.
  • Numerous short bright red and blue lines appear on all pages.
  • The passport stitching is bright blue when opened between pages 16 and 17
  • The outer passport color scheme is as follows
    • Regular – Deep green
    • Official – Deep blue
    • Diplomatic – Deep red
       

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Direction de la Surveillance du territoire (DST- Ministry of Interior)

Registration Criteria: Nigerien Citizenship (by presenting birth certificate or certificate of nationality)

Procedure for Obtaining: Applicant apply directly for regular passport- For Diplomatic and Official Passports applicants need a written authorization from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Alternate Documents: None

Exceptions: None

Comments: Old style passports were recalled and replaced in early 1998. Niger recently centralized the issuance of all passports in a new control unit within the national police (DST). Previously, passports were issued by police departments and the Niger Embassies without approval from Niamey. Henceforth, those posts and missions may only accept applications and forward them to Niamey for approval and issuance.

Other Documents Available: None

Other Records

Education - In Niger, the final examinations are standardized tests taken at the end of the final year of the academic cycle.  The diplomas granted are: Certificat de Fin d’Études du Premier Degré (CFEPD) for primary school, Brevet d’Études du Premier Cycle (BEPC) for junior secondary school, and Baccalaureat (BAC) for senior secondary school.  These diplomas are recorded and can be authenticated at the Service du BAC for Baccalaureat; the Ministry of Secondary Education for the BEPC; and the Primary Inspection for the CFEPD.

 

Visa Issuing Posts

Post Contact Information

Post Title: Embassy

Address:

  • Physical Address - Avenue des Ambassades, Niamey
  • Mailing Address - B.P. 112201 Niamey, Niger

Phone Number: Tel: (227) 72-26-61/2/3/4, Fax: (227) 73-31-67

Email: usemb@intnet.ne.

Visa Services: All visa categories for Niger

Comments / Additional Information: None

Visa Services

All visa categories for all of Niger.

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.