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

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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 12 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 One 3 Months
C-3 None Multiple 12 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 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 12 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 1-6 10 None Multiple 60 Months
NATO-7 1 None Multiple 12 Months
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

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Birth, Death, Burial Certificates

Birth Certificate

  • Available: Yes
  • Fees:  11 Romanian Lei
  • Document name:  “Certificat de nastere” 
  • Issuing Authority:  Office of Vital Statistics (“Oficiul Starii Civile”) of the local Mayor’s Office, available in three languages: Romanian, French and English.
  • Color/Format/Special Seal(s): Blue, 7.5 inches by 9 inches, plus one ink stamp and bearing the signature of the Vital Statistics officer.
  • Procedure for Obtaining:
    • The deadline for declaring and registering the child's birth is 15 days from the date of birth for children born alive and still alive. If the declaration of birth was made after the expiry of 15 days, recording of the birth certificate is done with the approval of the Director at the Local Directorate for Vital Records and Personal Database and a written statement whereby he/she shall state the reason for the delay.
    • Required documents (original and photocopy), depending on the situation:
      1. If the parents are married, you must present:
        • Medical certificate of birth with the registration number, date, seal/stamp of the health unit, doctor's stamp and signature.
        • Marriage certificate (original and photocopy).
        • Parents' identity documents (original and photocopy).
      2. If the parents are not married and the child is recognized by the father:
        • Medical certificate of birth with the registration number, date, seal/stamp of the health unit, doctor's stamp and signature.
        • Mother's birth certificate (original and photocopy).
        • Proof of identity of the mother (original and photocopy).
        • Proof of identity of the father (original and photocopy).
        • If the child is recognized by the father, both parents shall complete and sign before the Vital Statistics Officer who recorded the birth a statement showing the family name of the baby.
        • Note:  Declaration on the surname of the child shall be given and signed before the Vital Statistics Officer. Statement on recognition by the father of the child can be given before a Notary Public.
      3. If the child's mother is not married and the child is not recognized by the father:
        • Medical certificate of birth must bear the registration number, date certain, seal/stamp of the health unit, doctor's stamp and signature.
        • Mother's birth certificate (original and photocopy).
        • Proof of identity of the mother (original and photocopy).
        • In this case the child's birth certificate may be requested only by the mother.
    • Obtaining a duplicate of birth certificate
      • Romanian citizens residing abroad may request a duplicate birth certificate as follows:
        • Diplomatically at the Romanian Embassy or Consulate in the country of residence.
        • By proxy through third party with notarized power of attorney.
      • Required documents:
        • Application form (obtained at the counter).
        • Identity document, original and photocopy.
        • 11 Romanian lei.
      • If the holder cannot make a request in person, the request for a duplicate birth certificate can be made by another person with notarized power of attorney with apostile which shall state expressly: “To obtain the birth certificate / marriage / death certificate from the Local Directorate for Vital Records and Personal Database.”
 

Death Certificate

  • Available: Yes
  • Fees: 11 Romanian Lei
  • Document name:  “Certificat de deces” 
  • Issuing Authority:  Office of Vital Statistics (“Oficiul Starii Civile”) of the local Mayor’s Office.  Issued in three languages: Romanian, French and English.
  • Color/Format/Special Seal(s): Gray, 7.5 inches by 9 inches, plus one ink stamp and the signature of the Vital Statistics officer.
  • Procedure for Obtaining: Applicant should present the following documents:
    • Medical report ascertaining death.
    • The identity card of the deceased (original and photocopy).
    • The identity card of the person declaring the death (original and photocopy).
    • The deceased's birth certificate (original and photocopy).
    • The marriage certificate of the deceased (if applicable - original and photocopy).
Marriage, Divorce Certificates

Marriage Certificate

  • Available: Yes
  • Fees: See TAXE PERCEPUTE
  • Document name: Certificat de Căsătorie
  • Issuing Government Authority: The document is issued by the Officer of Vital Statistics (Ofițer de Stare Civilă) of the local Mayor's Office in three languages: Romanian, French and English.
  • Color/Format/Special Seal(s): Round seal of the municipality with the Vital Statistics Officer’s signature.  Document background color is light pink and is letter format.
  • Comments:
    • The marriage certificate is registered by the local municipality. If the marriage was contracted abroad, to obtain a Romanian marriage certificate the marriage must be registered in Romania at the Mayor’s Office in the applicant’s last domicile in Romania.
    • Once the marriage is terminated by divorce, the marriage certificate is retained at the Office of Vital Statistics.  A certified copy of the marriage certificate may be requested mentioning all the changes after the divorce (i.e. name change, the civil sentence or death terminating the marriage).
    • Same-sex marriages are not recognized in Romania.
 

Divorce Certificate

  • Available: Yes
  • Fees: See TAXE PERCEPUTE
  • Issuing Government Authority: The divorce may be in the form of:
    • A divorce decree issued by a court, registered and archived by the regional court; or
    • A certificate of divorce issued by the Officer of Vital Statistics or by a Public Notary when both spouses are in agreement with the dissolution of marriage and clauses.
  • Comments:
Adoption Certificates

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Identity Card

Identity Card

  • Available: Yes
  • Fees: See link below
  • Document name: “Carte de identitate”
  • Issuing Government Authority: Document issued by the Directorate for Persons Record and Databases Management within the Ministry of Administration and Interior to Romanian citizens upon reaching age 14. Website: http://depabd.mai.gov.ro.
  • Color/Format/Special Seal(s): Issued in three languages – Romanian, French and English. It is laminated and has the bearer’s color photo, personal identification number, last and first names, nationality, place of birth, address of current domicile, issuing authority, and validity (from-to dates).  It is machine-readable.
  • Procedure for Obtaining: The application for the identity card is filed in person, and is issued to the bearer.  If the applicant is abroad, a third party may apply in his/her name, with a special power-of-attorney on which the picture of the applicant is affixed, notarized by the Romanian embassy or consulate in the country where the applicant is present, stating the exact object of the mandate.
    • The identity card is issued with a validity period as follows:
      • 4 years for individuals with ages between 14 and 18 years
      • 7 years for individuals with ages between 18 and 25 years
      • 10 years for individuals over the age of 25
      • Permanent for individuals over the age of 55
  • Comments:
    • Information on obtaining the identity card, the required documents and fees, and the various situations where a new identity card is required may be found online at  http://depabd.mai.gov.ro/cadru_legal.html.
Police, Court, Prison Records

Police Certificates

  • Available/Unavailable: Available
  • Fees: 10 RON (Romanian lei) plus 2 RON for a fiscal stamp (total at current exchange rate is 3 USD).
  • Document Name: Cazier Judiciar
  • Issuing Authority: Ministry of Internal Affairs
  • Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: 8.25 inches by 6 inches, has blue falcon crest watermark and Romanian green fiscal stamp in upper right corner.  Plus two ink stamps over fiscal stamp and bearing signature of issuing officer.
  • Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Comisar Sef de Politie (Police Chief Commissioner)
  • Registration Criteria: N/A
  • Procedure for Obtaining: Issued same day for applicants without prior criminal history.  Issued in 3 days for those with penal records.  The police certificates may be obtained by Romanian citizens at the police precincts in Bucharest, regardless of the applicant’s residence/domicile or place of birth.  They are also available at local police precincts in the city of residence or city of birth.
  • Certified Copies Available: The stamped original is certified by the issuing authority, but only this format is available and accepted.
  • Alternate Documents: None
  • Exceptions: None known
  • Comments: Romanian citizens residing abroad and aliens who lived in Romania for more than a year may apply for a police certificate in one of two ways. They may apply at the Romanian Embassy in the country of their residence by filling out an application form, submitting a copy of the applicant's passport, and paying a 40 USD consular fee. The processing time for this is 90 days. Alternatively, they may sign a power of attorney at the Romanian Embassy for a third party to apply in person in Romania on their behalf. If notarized by a notary public in a member country of the Hague Convention on Legalization of Foreign Public Documents, the power of attorney must bear the Hague Convention Apostille. 
  • Police certificates are issued by the local police authorities.
  • Individuals residing in Romania may apply for a police certificate in person in Bucharest at the Inspectoratul General, or at their local police station.
  • For detailed information regarding the application and required documents, please visit the Police web site at https://b.politiaromana.ro and then look under “Utile” and then “Cazier Judiciar”.


Prison Record

Documents are issued to the individual concerned at the time of release from jail. These documents may be obtained from the State Archives (Arhivele Nationale ale Romaniei, B-dul Regina Elisabeta, nr. 49, sector 5, Bucuresti, cod postal 050013, tel. 313.9295 or 312.5841).

Military Records

Military Record

  • Available: Yes
  • Fees: N/A  
  • Document name: “Livret Militar”
  • Issuing authority: Romanian Ministry of Defense.  Given to individuals who have served in the armed forces of Romania at the end of their service.  Not available otherwise.
  • Special Seal(s)/Color/Format: Hard-cover booklet, 4.25” x 3” with brown cover and light green pages. Inside is biographical data to include family information and occupation of bearer with photograph, stamps, service dates, rank and military specialty.
  • Comments:
    • Please note that as of January 1, 2007, mandatory military service was suspended.  Therefore, Romanian men under the age of 18 in 2007 would not have been required to serve in the military. However, in times of war, in an emergency mobilization of the armed forces, or curfew, completion of military service becomes mandatory according to the law.
Passports & Other Travel Documents

Travel Documents

  • Types available: Regular, Diplomatic and Official passports
  • Fees: Vary between $55 and $75 depending on the type of passport.
  • Issuing Government Authority: The Romanian Ministry of Interior has sole authority for the issuance of all simple and electronic passports with the exception of diplomatic (Pașaport Diplomatic) and official (Pașaport de Serviciu) passports, which are issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • Document Names: PAȘAPORT, PAȘAPORT DIPLOMATIC, PAȘAPORT DE SERVICIU
  • Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: The Regular Passport has a burgundy cover and is issued by the Ministry of Interior. The Diplomatic Passport has a black cover and is issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Official Passport has a dark blue cover and is issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. All passports have gold lettering on the front that says “UNIUNEA EUROPEANĂ” and “ROMÂNIA” and the type of passport.
  • Validity:
    • 3 years for persons under 12 years of age
    • 5 years for persons over 12 years of age
    • 12 months for a temporary simple passport
  • Comments:
    • A Romanian citizen abroad without a valid passport may be issued a travel document (Titlu de călătorie) by the nearest Romanian consulate. This travel document is valid for 30 days and only for return to Romania.
    • For more details, please visit the Romanian Ministry of Administration and Interior’s website at http://www.pasapoarte.mai.gov.ro/indexActe.html, or the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ website at http://www.mae.ro/taxonomy/term/450/2.
Other Records

Not applicable

Visa Issuing Posts

Bucharest, Romania (Embassy)

Mailing Address:
American Embassy Bucharest
C/O Department of State
Washington, D.C. 20521-5260

Street Address:
The United States Embassy
4-6, Dr. Liviu Librescu Blvd.,
District 1, Bucharest
015118 Romania

Telephone: (+40) 21 200-3300
Fax: (+40) 21 200-3442

Visa Services

All visa categories for all of Romania.