U.S. Visas

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

Paraguay

Paraguay
Republic of Paraguay

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
CW-1 11 None Multiple 12 Months
CW-2 11 None Multiple 12 Months
D None Multiple 60 Months
E-1 2 None Multiple 60 Months
E-2 2 None Multiple 60 Months
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 N/A N/A 3
H-2B None N/A N/A 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

Note

  1. Paraguayan law requires nationals to carry a Cédula de Identidad, an identification card issued by the national police. Resident non-nationals may obtain this document after presenting all required documents. The Cédula is not available for attachment to an immigrant visa.
  2. Fees do not include appropriate document authentication by Paraguayan authorities, which must be specifically requested.
  3. Requests should be made in Spanish. Payment must be made by International Postal Money Order or Certified Check. It is wise to use registered mail and request that documents be sent via certified mail.
  4. Estimated time for delivery is approximately 60 days.
Birth, Death, Burial Certificates

Birth Certificates

Available

Fees:  There is no cost for a first time certificate. Renewals: Gs. 24,000 approximately.  Fees may vary.

Document Name: Certificado del Acta de Nacimiento

Issuing Authority: Civil Registry (Dirección General del Registro del Estado Civil), Address: Ind. Nacional Y Manuel Dominguez, Asunción, Paraguay.

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: records must include full name, parent's full names, date of birth and place where birth is registered. The certificates are issued on light blue paper.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Oficial del Registro del Estado Civil

Registration Criteria: There are no registration criteria

Procedure for Obtaining:

  • Certificate of live birth by two witnesses present
  • Copy of the cédula for both parties
  • If the child was born in wedlock, a declaration by one of the parents
  • If the child was born out of wedlock, both parents must make a declaration

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are not available

Alternate Documents: A person who has been baptized in the Roman Catholic Church in Paraguay may have a Certificate of Baptism issued by Ecclesiastical Authorities. There may be a fee for this service Baptism certificates are acceptable as secondary proof only.

Exceptions: None

Comments: None

Death Certificates

Available

Fees: No cost for first request.  Renewals Gs. 24,000 approximately. Fees may vary.

Document Name: Certificado de Defunción

Issuing Authority: Dirección Del Registro Civil, Address: Ind. Nacional Y Manuel Dominguez, Asunción.

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: The certificates are issued on brown paper.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title:  Oficial del Registro del Estado Civil.

Registration Criteria:  The person registering the death must submit medical certificate, signature, hospital stamp, family registration booklet and national ID card (in case of being married), copy of the national ID from both (the deceased and the person who is declaring the death).

Procedure for Obtaining: Requests for certificates must include full name of decedent, date, and place of death.

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are not available

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents

Exceptions: None

Comments: None

Marriage, Divorce Certificates

Marriage Certificates

Available

Fees:  Gs. 118.504 approximately. Fees may vary.

Document Name: Certificado del Acta de Matrimonio.

Issuing Authority: Dirección General del Registro del Estado Civil, Address: Concepción entre Lapacho y Cedro, Asunción.

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: The certificates are issue on light pink paper.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title:  Oficial del Registro del Estado Civil.

Registration Criteria: There are no registration criteria

Procedure for Obtaining: Applicants must contact the Registro Civil to know the procedure for obtaining such documents.

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are not available

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents

Exceptions: None

Comments: None

 

Divorce Certificates

Available

Fees: There is a cost for this service; however the cost varies.

Document Name:

  • Sentencia de Divorcio (Divorce Decree).
  • Marriage certificates with divorce annotation on the back of the marriage certificate are also acceptable. 
  • The Embassy will accept either

Issuing Authority:

  • Juzgado Civil for divorce decrees, and
  • Dirección General del Registro del Estado Civil for marriage certificates with divorce annotations.

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format:

  • Divorce annotations are written on the back of the marriage certificate.
  • Divorce decrees are issued in a white paper with the seal and signature of the Judge or from the Corte Suprema de Justicia.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title:

  • The Supreme Court / The pertinent civil Judge (divorce decrees)
  • Oficial del Registro del Estado Civil (marriage certificates with divorce annotation)

Registration Criteria: Upon receiving the final divorce decree, the Civil Registry must register the divorce and they can issue the marriage certificate with the proper annotation.

Procedure for Obtaining: Applicants must contact the Registro Civil to know the procedure for obtaining such documents.

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are not available

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents

Exceptions: None

Comments: Should check with the Registro Civil

Adoption Certificates

Available

Fees: There are no fees listed

Document Name:  Adoption Certificate

Issuing Authority: Centro de Adopciones (Adoption Center)

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: There is no special seal(s)/color/format.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Seal from Ministry of Children and Adolescents.

Registration Criteria: Paraguayan judge of the court of children and adolescents is the government entity that makes Hague Convention Article 4 determinations for adoptions.  The Adoption Center within the Ministry of Children and Adolescents makes Hague Convention Article 5 determinations.

Procedure for Obtaining: Contact the Adoption Center

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are no available

Alternate Documents: See comment below

Exceptions: None

Comments: Adoptions can be formal or informal.  If the adoption took place through the Central Adoption Authority, the child would have an adoption certificate.  If the adoption was informal, a court order would be issued explaining the adoption process is final.  Through either of these two processes, a child would be reissued a new birth certificate with their adoptive family’s name. 

Identity Card

Available

Fees: - Gs. 8,500 for renewals.  Fees may vary.

Document Name: Cédula de Identidad

Issuing Authority: Policía Nacional – Departamento de Identificaciones.

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: There is no special seal(s)/color/format

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: There is no issuing authority personnel

Registration Criteria:  The expired ID card must be submitted

Procedure for Obtaining: There is no procedure for obtaining

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are not available

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents

Exceptions: None

Comments: None

Police, Court, Prison Records

Police Certificates

Available

Fees: Gs. 19,600. Fees may vary.

Document Name: Certificado de Antecedentes

Issuing Authority: Policia Nacional – Departamento de Identificaciones

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: -The certificates are issued on yellow and green paper

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: There are no specific issuing authority personnel

Registration Criteria: There are no specific registration criteria

Procedure for Obtaining:

  • Persons physically present in Paraguay who have registered with the police, who possess a valid Cédula de Identidad can apply in person at the Departamento de Identificaciones de la Policía Nacional, Av. Guido Boggiani esq. R.I. 2 Ytororo, Asunción.  
  • Persons who are not residing in Paraguay should submit a copy of a valid Cédula de Identidad and a request form through a family member or legal representative to obtain the Certificado de Antecedentes.

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are not available

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents

Exceptions: None

Comments: None

 

Court/Prison Records

Available

Fees: There are no fees listed

Document Name: Informe de Antecedentes Judiciales

Issuing Authority: Corte Suprema de Justicia, address Alonso y Testanova

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: There is no special seal(s)/color/format

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: There is no specific issue authority

Registration Criteria: There are no specific registration criteria

Procedure for Obtaining: There is no specific procedure for obtaining

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are not available

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents

Exceptions: None

Comments: None

Military Records

Available: Military Records are available to nationals who have rendered military service.

Fees: There may be a fee for this service.

Document Name: Libreta Del Servicio Militar (military service book).

Issuing Authority: Ayudantia General, Dirección Del Servicio De Reclutamiento Y Movilización, Avda. Eusebio Ayala Y Choferes Del Chaco, Asunción.

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: This book contains a photograph and thumbprint of the bearer and describes his service record.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: There are no specific issuing authority/personnel

Registration Criteria: There are no registration criteria

Procedure for Obtaining: Only people physically present in Paraguay can obtain a military record. The applicant must provide full name, date and place of birth, military units and place of induction.

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are not available

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents

Exceptions: None

Comments: None

Passports & Other Travel Documents

Types Available (Regular, Diplomatic, Official, etc.):  Regular, Diplomatic, Official, and Consular

Fees: Depends on the type.   For regular passports the price is three fees:  Gs. 192,000 paid to Department of Identifications, National Police.  Additionally Gs. 47,000 is paid as a legalization fee to the Ministry of Interior and Gs. 78,505 is paid as a legalization fee to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Document Name: Passport

Issuing Government Authority: Policia Nacional, Departmento de Identificaciones.

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Blue with gold letters

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: National Police Officers

Registration Criteria: National id card, proof of payment of taxes, or a tax payer exemption certificate, minors need national id, and both parents must be present.  If one parent is not present, need a Justice of the Peace letter or Court Order from the absent parent.

Procedure for Obtaining: Department of Identifications

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: Asunción, Paraguay (Embassy)

Address: Unit 3020, DPO AA 34036

Phone Number: +595 21 213 715

Visa Services: +595 21 237 6027

Comments / Additional Information: None

Visa Services

All visa categories for all Paraguay.