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Haiti Reciprocity Schedule
A-1 None Multiple 24 Months A-2 None Multiple 24 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 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 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 24 Months G-2 None Multiple 24 Months G-3 None Multiple 24 Months G-4 None Multiple 24 Months G-5 1 None Multiple 24 Months H-1B None Multiple 36 Months 3 H-1C None Multiple 36 Months 3 H-2A None Multiple 36 Months 3 H-2B None Multiple 36 Months 3 H-2R None Multiple 36 Months 3 H-3 None Multiple 36 Months 3 H-4 None Multiple 36 Months 3 I None Multiple 24 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 36 Months L-2 None Multiple 36 Months M-1 None Multiple 60 Months M-2 None Multiple 60 Months N-8 None Multiple 24 Months N-9 None Multiple 24 Months NATO 1-7 N/A N/A N/A O-1 None Multiple 36 Months 3 O-2 None Multiple 36 Months 3 O-3 None Multiple 36 Months 3 P-1 None Multiple 36 Months 3 P-2 None Multiple 36 Months 3 P-3 None Multiple 36 Months 3 P-4 None Multiple 36 Months 3 Q-1 6 None Multiple 15 Months 3 R-1 None Multiple 36 Months R-2 None Multiple 36 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
Visa Category Footnotes
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:
- G-1 through G-4
- NATO 1 through NATO 6
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
No S visa may be issued without first obtaining the Department's authorization.
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.
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)
The validity of NATO-5 visas may not exceed the period of validity of the employment contract or 12 months, whichever is less.
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.
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.
All Haitian documents must be obtained personally by a representative of the interested party. Archives documents can be requested through some authorized agencies or by mail. In this case, the US dollar charge applies for requests from overseas parties.
General Information Regarding Civil Registry
The following civil records are available in two forms. At the time of registration, a hand-written certificate on official, stamped paper is issued by the registrar of the section in which registration takes place. The record is also entered into an official register, which is transferred to the National Archives in Port-au-Prince, usually after one year. Once this transfer occurs, a transcript of the record, known as an extrait, can be obtained from the National Archives.. The National Archives prepares requested “extraits” on the official paper according to the fees specified below. The interested party must have an original certificate or must know the year and place of registry. An extrait usually takes about two weeks to process. Same day service is available for an additional fee.
Original certificates are extremely difficult to verify. When there is doubt about the identity or the relationship in question, an extrait should be requested as well as secondary evidence. All extraits should bear two different seals, the signature of the Archives Director and a dry seal. All alterations to the original text are authorized by judgment of the Tribunal Civil and are recorded on the reverse of the front page of every extrait. Such alterations are usually based only on the statements made to an Attorney by the interested party and have frequently proven fraudulent. Any questionable documents may be sent to Port-au-Prince for verification and/or investigation.
Birth, Death, Burial Certificates
Available. Births can be registered by either the father or the mother, if she is married to the father. If the child is born out of wedlock and is registered by the mother, the father is not specified and the child is registered with the surname of the mother. Extraits can be obtained from the National Archives as specified above. There may be a fee for this service. If no record exists or cannot be found, the National Archives can prepare an extrait stating that the birth record could not be located and including the text of a baptismal certificate. These negative extraits are considered unreliable as proof of relationship. There may be a fee for this service. US dollar fee applies only to requests by mail from overseas.
Available. Extraits can be obtained from the National Archives as specified above. There may be a fee for this service. US dollar fee applies only to requests by mail from overseas.
Marriage, Divorce Certificates
Available. Marriage certificates specify whether the ceremony was civil or religious. Extraits can be obtained from the National Archives as specified above. There may be a fee for this service. US dollar fee applies only to requests by mail from overseas.
Available. For divorces involving Haitian citizens, extraits can be obtained from the National Archives as specified above. There may be a fee for this service. US dollar fee applies only to requests by mail from overseas. Divorces between non-Haitians are documented at the Office du Divorce des Etrangers, which can also provide extraits.
Available. An adoption is first decreed by court in the form of an official court decree. The original decree is recorded by a registrar on the reverse of the child's birth certificate. Extraits can be obtained from the National Archives as specified above. There may be a fee for this service. US dollar fee applies only to requests by mail from overseas.
Now called a voting card, it can be obtained free of charge from the National Office of Identification. The applicant must submit his/her original birth certificate or an extrait in order to obtain this identity card.
Police, Court, Prison Records
Haiti Police records are not required for initial application for an immigrant visa. When/if requested at the time of interview, police records may be obtained from the Central Bureau of the Judicial Police (Direction Centrale De la Police Judiciaire). Court records may also be obtained from the Courthouse.
Available. For persons imprisoned in the Port-au-Prince area, from the commandant of the penitentiary of Port-au-Prince. The certificate is an informal document issued without charge under the seal of the penitentiary. There are also prisons in other, larger towns of Haiti, from which prison records may be obtained.
Passports & Other Travel Documents
Diplomatic, regular and service passports are issued. In December 1999, the Haitian Immigration started issuing new machine readable passports.
Available. Filed by father of child born out of wedlock in cases in which the child was already registered at birth by the mother. This does not constitute legitimization. Extraits can be obtained from the National Archives as specified above. There may be a fee for this service. US dollar fee applies only to requests by mail from overseas.
Visa Issuing Posts
Route de Tabarre
P.O. Box 1634
Mailing Address from Abroad:
Department of State
Washington, DC 20521-3400
All visa categories for all of Haiti.
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.