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Mali Reciprocity Schedule
A-1 None Multiple 36 Months A-2 None Multiple 36 Months A-3 1 None Multiple 12 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 60 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 A F-2 None Multiple 60 Months A G-1 None Multiple 36 Months G-2 None Multiple 36 Months G-3 None Multiple 36 Months G-4 None Multiple 36 Months G-5 1 None Multiple 12 Months H-1B None Multiple 36 Months 3 H-1C None Multiple 36 Months 3 H-2A None N/A N/A 3 H-2B None N/A N/A 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 60 Months J-1 4 None Multiple 60 Months A J-2 4 None Multiple 60 Months A 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 A M-2 None Multiple 60 Months A N-8 None Multiple 12 Months N-9 None Multiple 12 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
Country Specific Footnotes
F, J and M validities cannot exceed the length of the student's course of study.
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. Malian birth certificates are issued only to those Malians born in maternity centers or to those whose birth is declared within thirty days of birth. Many Malians simply have court declarations (le jugement suppletif) of approximate place and date of birth. Copies of these declarations or birth certificates are obtained from the court of first instance of the commune in which the applicant was born or obtained the jugement suppletif The fee for this service is CFA 3,000.
French nationals born before January 1, 1960 may obtain birth certificate copies from the Direction des Archives de France, Outre-Mer, 27 rue Oudinot, Paris. French nationals born after that date in Mali whose births were registered with the Consulate General in Bamako may obtain copies from Le Service de l'Etat Civil du Ministere des Affaires Etrangeres, 7 Allees Brancas, Nantes (Loire Atlantique), France.
Marriage, Divorce Certificates
Available. Before 1962 marriage by a civil official was not required so many Malians only have jugements de mariage provided by justices of the peace or tribunals. These have the same validity as marriage certificates. Records of marriages after 1962 may be obtained from the civil office of the commune in which the marriage took place.
Available. Obtainable from the court that issued the divorce decree. The fee for this service is CFA 2,000.
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Police, Court, Prison Records
Available. Certification of lack of a police/prison record for Malians born abroad, Casier Judiciaire Special or Certificat de non condamnation, is obtained from the clerk of the Mali Court of Appeals, le Greffier en chef de la cour d'Appel du Mali, in Bamako. The fee for this service is CFA 1,500.
For Malians born in Mali, records of all convictions, fines, pardons, and paroles are available from the clerk of the court of first instance in the capital of the region in which they were born (Bamako, Gao, Kayes, Mopti, Segou, Sikasso, Koulikoro, Timbuktu, and Kidal) or the Justice of the Peace of the Cercle where they were born. The fee for this service is CFA 750.
Available. Military records are obtained from the prefecture where the person was recruited. French citizens born in former French Sudan can obtain their military records from the Bureau de Recrutement de PAU (Basses- Pyrénées), France.
Passports & Other Travel Documents
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The following civil documents applying to French nationals prior to 1960 may be obtained from the Direction des Archives de France, Section Outre-Mer, 27 rue Oudinot, Paris:
- Birth certificates
- Declaration of still birth
- Civil certification of birth of illegitimate child.
- Declaration of legitimization.
- Marriage certificates
- Death certificate
- Court orders and decrees of legal separation and divorce
- Civil suit orders and decrees
Civil documents applying to French nationals after January 1, 1960 may be obtained from Le Service de l'Etat Civil du Ministere des Affaires Etrangeres, 7 Allees Brancas, NANTES (Loire Atlantique), France.
Lebanese citizens who have recorded civil acts at the Lebanese Embassy in Bamako and have since left may obtain copies of these records by contacting the Lebanese government through the Lebanese missions where they reside or through personal representatives in Beirut.
All nonimmigrant visas for all of Mali. Immigrant visas for Malians are processed by U.S. Embassy Dakar.
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.