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U.S. Citizen Services

Welcome to the Consular Section in Dakar, Senegal

Note on Systems Issues

Systems issues that have affected the Department of State’s ability to issue visas are almost fully resolved.  For more information please look here

Delays in Overseas U.S. Passport Processing:  We continue to experience some delays in the printing of U.S. passports that were approved at overseas passport facilities.  Some applications accepted at U.S. Embassies or Consulates on or after May 26, 2015 are affected by this delay.  If you applied for a U.S. passport during this time frame and have travel plans within the next 10 business days, please consider requesting an emergency passport at the consulate or embassy at which you originally applied by writing . Information about how to apply for an emergency passport is available here.

U.S. Citizen Services

All routine consular services at the U.S. Embassy Dakar, Senegal are provided by appointment only to U.S. citizens visiting or residing in Senegal or Guinea-Bissau.  You may schedule an appointment  through our online appointment system. We will not accept appointments for routine services via telephone, email or walk-in requests.

Emergency cases (such as medical emergencies, deaths, or arrests involving American citizens) are handled on a walk-in basis. American Citizens who need emergency services are welcome to come during normal U.S. Embassy hours which are Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
For the latest emergency and security messages sent to U.S. citizens enrolled in the STEP Program see here.

Please note: Applicants are permitted to bring the following optional items to their appointment:

  • Supporting documentation for application
  • House and/or car keys
  • A small bag or purse

Applicants who arrive for their appointment carrying prohibited items, which include, but are not limited to, electronics, liquids, sharp objects, food, and large bags or purses, will not be permitted to enter the embassy and risk losing their appointment.

Don’t miss your appointment – leave prohibited items at home!

To schedule an appointment for passport services or a Consular Report of Birth Abroad(CRBA), click here and follow the instructions.

To schedule an appointment for notarial or additional services, click here and follow the instructions. 

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