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

Timor-Leste

Timor-Leste
Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste

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 Two 12 Months
B-1 None Two 3 Months
B-2 None Two 3 Months
B-1/B-2 None Two 3 Months
C-1 None Two 3 Months
C-1/D None Two 3 Months
C-2 None Two 3 Months
C-3 None Two 3 Months
CW-1 11 None One 3 Months
CW-2 11 None One 3 Months
D None Two 3 Months
E-1 2 No Treaty N/A N/A
E-2 2 No Treaty N/A N/A
E-2C 12 None One 3 Months
F-1 None Two 3 Months
F-2 None Two 3 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 One 3 Months 3
H-1C None One 3 Months 3
H-2A None One 3 Months 3
H-2B None One 3 Months 3
H-2R None One 3 Months 3
H-3 None One 3 Months 3
H-4 None One 3 Months 3
I None One 3 Months
J-1 4 None One 3 Months
J-2 4 None One 3 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 One 3 Months
L-2 None One 3 Months
M-1 None Two 3 Months
M-2 None Two 3 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 One 3 Months 3
O-2 None One 3 Months 3
O-3 None One 3 Months 3
P-1 None One 3 Months 3
P-2 None One 3 Months 3
P-3 None One 3 Months 3
P-4 None One 3 Months 3
Q-1 6 None One 3 Months 3
R-1 None One 3 Months
R-2 None One 3 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

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 Certificates

Generally available. Birth certificates ("Certidao do Nacimento") are issued by the Civil Registry district office in the districts of Dili, Baucau, Bobonaro, Ermera, Lautém, Manatuto, Oecussi-Ambeno, and Viqueque. Birth certificates from the districts of Covalima, Aileu, Ainaro, Liquiçá, and Manufahi (Same) are issued by the Civil Registry central office in Dili. Birth certificates are issued based on baptismal certificates or other religious ceremonies or a declaration of birth by a village office. Many Timore-Leste citizens do not automatically receive birth certificates at birth, and certificates issued significantly after birth may not be accurate. Actual birthdates and years may not be correct. Timorese citizens who want the Civil Registry to reissue a previously issued birth certificate can apply at the original issuing office with the control number of the original document. There is no charge for this reissuance.

Address for the Ministry of Justice Headquarters: Ministerio da Justica, Rua Jacinto Candido, Dili, Timor-Leste.

Death Certificates

Generally available. ("Certidao Obito") are issued by the Civil Registry district office in the districts of Dili, Baucau, Bobonaro, Ermera, Lautém, Manatuto, Oecussi-Ambeno, and Viqueque. Death certificates from the districts of Covalima, Aileu, Ainaro, Liquiçá, and Manufahi (Same) are issued by the Civil Registry central office in Dili. Death certificates are issued based on hospital death certificates or other information obtained by local authorities. Timorese citizens who want the Civil Registry to reissue a previously issued death certificate can apply at the original issuing office with the control number of the original document. There is no charge for this reissuance.

Address for the Ministry of Justice Headquarters: Ministerio da Justica, Rua Jacinto Candido, Dili, Timor-Leste.

Marriage, Divorce Certificates

Marriage Certificates

Generally available. Marriage certificates ("Certidao Casamento") are issued by the Civil Registry district office in the districts of Dili, Baucau, Bobonaro, Ermera, Lautém, Manatuto, Oecussi-Ambeno, and Viqueque. Marriage certificates from the districts of Covalima, Aileu, Ainaro, Liquiçá, and Manufahi (Same) are issued by the Civil Registry central office in Dili. Civil registry marriage certificates are issued based on a church or other religious marriage certificate. Marriages are considered valid on the date of the religious ceremony. Timorese citizens who want the Civil Registry to reissue a previously issued marriage certificate can apply at the original issuing office with the control number of the original document. There is no charge for this reissuance.

Address for the Ministry of Justice Headquarters: Ministerio da Justica, Rua Jacinto Candido, Dili, Timor-Leste.

Divorce Certificates

Generally available. Divorce certificates ("Certidao Divorsio") are issued by the Civil Registry district office in the districts of Dili, Baucau, Bobonaro, Ermera, Lautém, Manatuto, Oecussi-Ambeno, and Viqueque. Divorce certificates from the districts of Covalima, Aileu, Ainaro, Liquiçá, and Manufahi (Same) are issued by the Civil Registry central office in Dili. Divorce certificates are issued based on court issued divorce decrees. Timorese citizens who want the Civil Registry to reissue a previously issued divorce certificate can apply at the original issuing office with the control number of the original document. There is no charge for this reissuance.

Address for the Ministry of Justice Headquarters: Ministerio da Justica, Rua Jacinto Candido, Dili, Timor-Leste.

Adoption Certificates

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Identity Card

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Police, Court, Prison Records

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Military Records

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Passports & Other Travel Documents

Service/Official - Timorese service passports are Blue color and have 48 pages. Service passports issued after December 24, 2007, have hand-written information on the data page. Passports issued after December 24, 2007, will have a digitized photograph and a machine-readable zone. Service passports are valid for 4 years and 4 be extended. They are issued by the Ministry of Justice, Division for Civil and Criminal Records.

Diplomatic -Timorese diplomatic passports are Red color and have 48 pages. Diplomatic passports have hand-written information on the data page. Diplomatic passports are valid for 4 years and 4 be extended. They are issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Other Records

Not applicable.

Visa Services

The United States Embassy in Jakarta is responsible for processing all immigrant and nonimmigrant visas for East Timorese applicants until further notice.

The U.S. Embassy in Dili is located on the Avenida de Portugual in the Pantai Kelapa neighborhood.

Tel: (670) 332-4684
Fax: (670) 331-3206

U.S. Embassy Dili will provide limited Consular services for American citizens, including registration, notarial and emergency services; visa services will not be available. U.S. Embassy Dili will also forward U.S. passport applications to Embassy Jakarta for issuance.

The Embassy in Dili does not yet have a website, however, additional information is located on the Embassy Jakarta website listed above.