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Madagascar Reciprocity Schedule
A-1 None Multiple 12 Months A-2 None Multiple 12 Months A-3 1 None Multiple 12 Months B-1 None Multiple 3 Months B-2 None Multiple 3 Months B-1/B-2 None Multiple 3 Months C-1 None Multiple 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 One 3 Months CW-2 11 None One 3 Months D None Multiple 48 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 One 3 Months F-2 None One 3 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 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 One 3 Months M-2 None One 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
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.
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Birth, Death, Burial Certificates
Available. Birth certificates (actes de naissance) are available to all persons, regardless of nationality, resident or non-resident born in Madagascar and are obtainable from the Mairie (Mayor's Office) of applicant's birth. A fee may be charged for this service. All actions affecting the civil position of applicants born in Madagascar (such as marriage and divorce) are normally recorded at the place of birth and are noted on the birth certificate. Pertinent extracts of these certificates may be also requested when applying for a birth certificate.
Available. Actes de deces are available from the Mayor's Office (Marie) at the place of death. Available for all persons, regardless of nationality. A fee may be charged for this service.
Marriage, Divorce Certificates
Available. Actes de Mariage are available from the Mayor's Office at the place of marriage. Locally, people often use the Family Book (Livret de Famille) issued at the time of marriage in lieu of the marriage certificate. Available for all persons (resident or non-resident) regardless of nationality. A fee may be charged for this service.
Available. Jugements de divorce. Records available to all persons regardless of nationality, resident or non-resident, from the Clerk of the Court of First Instance in the province where the divorce took place. A fee may be charged for this service.
Available. Adoption Certificate (certificat d'adoption) or Acknowledgment of Paternity or Maternity (certificate de reconnaissance) for a legal adoption must be requested from the court that issued the adoption decree. Simple adoptions performed at the Mayor's office have no legal effect. A fee may be charged for this service.
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Police, Court, Prison Records
Available. A judicial record (Bulletin de casier judiciaire, also called Bulletin No. 3) is obtainable by all persons born in Madagascar from the "Procureur General" in the province of their birth. Persons not born but having resided in Madagascar may obtain a similar record from the "Procureur General" or Cours d'appel of Antananarivo. Requests for this document must be accompanied with a notarized copy of the requestor's passport. A fee may be charged for this service.
Good Conduct Record
Available. Madagascar citizens who joined the Army before 1961 may obtain their military record (certificat de position militaire) from the Bureau Militaire of their Sous-Prefecture, whereas Madagascar citizens who have joined since then may obtain it from the Bureau de Recrutement of the Service National of the Madagascar Army. Reservists who have entered since 1948 may obtain their record at the latter office, also, provided that they retained their Madagascar citizenship following independence in 1960. Reservists who chose or were of French nationality can obtain their records from the Bureau Central de Recrutement Francais in Paris or, if in a French overseas department or dependency, at the Bureau Militaire in their Prefecture. French citizens in Madagascar may obtain the record from the French Consulate General in Antananarivo. A fee may be charged for this service. Note: Processing time for all documents listed above is approximately one month from date of receipt. Applicants who appear in person can receive the documentation in seven days. Applications by mail must be accompanied by postal money order covering the appropriate fees and the return postage for response by registered mail.
Passports & Other Travel Documents
Madagascar began issuing a new tourist passport in late January 2007. Like the prior passport, the new passport has a maroon cover. but unlike prior passports is only valid for five years. The new passports include a digital photo and a ghost image of the photo, and a 2D barcode above the machine readable zone. The passport number and the book number are the same. Prior 10-year passports will be automatically invalidated on January 1, 2008, even though the expiration date may be as late as January 2017. Some, but not all, of these passports include an entry for the passport number ("Nomeraon'ny Pasipaoro") consisting of 14 numbers and letters. This number is not used by local authorities or the Embassy as the passport number. The real passport number, as reflected in the machine readable zone, is the book number, found burned into the passport pages, which starts with A followed by 8 numbers and letters. Press reports stated new diplomatic (black cover) and service (official, green cover) passports issued after January 2007 will include the same security features and format as the new tourist passports. However, these have not yet appeared in circulation. Currently, these passports are typed or occasionally handwritten, with slightly oversized pages and short validity periods, frequently extended by annotations in the passport.
Visa Issuing Posts
Antananarivo, Madagascar (Embassy)
Lot207 A, Point Liberty
Andranoro - Antehiroka - Antananarivo 105
Andranoro - Antehiroka - Antananrivo 105, Madagascar
Tel: (261)(20) 22-212-57
Fax: (261)(20) 22-345-39
Panel Physician Address:
Dr. Nirina Georges Rakotoarison
Ambohitrarahaba Andafiavaratra, Antananarivo 101
All visa categories for all of Madagascar, the Union of Comoros, and Mayotte.
Also issues visas (NIV and IV) to residents of:
- Amsterdam Island (French)
- Bassas de India (French)
- Ices Glorieuses (French)
- Ile Europa (French)
- Ile Saint-Paul (French)
- Illes Crozet (French)
- Illes Kerguelen (French)
- Tromelin (French)
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.