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U.S. Citizen Services

Welcome to the Consular Section in Dakar, Senegal

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. 

How to get to the American Embassy in Dakar - (PDF 58KB)

Map to get to the American Embassy in Dakar - (PDF 172KB)

Contact us at DakarACS@state.gov

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