Welcome to the Visa Services at the U.S. Embassy in Dakar, Senegal!
The U.S. Department of State is currently experiencing technical problems with its visa system, which are affecting global operations. This issue is worldwide and is not specific to any particular country or visa category. We recognize and deeply regret the inconvenience to travelers. We are doing everything possible to return passports with visas as soon as we are able to complete processing. We regret that we are currently unable to predict how long the delay will be.
Applicants who interviewed with the U.S. Embassy/Consulate after July 21 and would like their passports returned to them without the U.S. visa may contact DakarVisa@state.gov with their name and passport number.
Applicants who have an urgent need to travel to the United States may contact DakarVisa@State.gov with their name, passport number, and nature of the emergency. Please understand that only true emergencies of an extraordinary humanitarian nature can be considered for exceptional handling.
We appreciate your patience as we work to resolve this matter and apologize for the inconvenience.
The Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs is currently experiencing technical problems with our visa system. We are operating at a significantly reduced capacity and will be until we clear the document backlog. This issue is worldwide and is not specific to any particular country, citizenship document, or visa category. We are working urgently to correct the problem and expect our system to be fully operational again soon. We will be posting updates to Travel.State.Gov as more information becomes available.
If you have been advised that your passport or visa was approved, please do not come to the embassy to pick it up until we contact you to tell you it is ready. Due to worldwide systems issues, we are experiencing significant delays in processing time for U.S. passports and visas. There are no exceptions to this necessary administrative processing, which is a critical step in securing U.S. borders and the safety of all travelers to the United States. The consular section is committed to returning the passports and visas as soon as possible, and will let you know as soon as they are ready. Thank you for understanding that due to the high level of inquiries and limited staffing resources, we will not be able to respond to individual inquiries about processing delays.
We hope you will use this site to learn about different types of U.S. visas, the application process, and to better understand the requirements you need to meet in order to receive your visa.
All Senegalese citizens wishing to enter the U. S. must first obtain a visa. This visa can be a non-immigrant visa for a temporary stay, or an immigrant visa for permanent residence. Nationals of certain countries are not required to have visas if they are traveling to the U.S. for tourism and a visit of 90 days or less. For more information about the Visa Waiver Program click Visa Waiver Program (VWP) page.
Do not wait until the last minute! Inform yourself on visa application requirements and apply for your visa at least several weeks in advance of your planned travel dates. Everyone applying for a visa, including applicants renewing a visa, is required to appear in person at the U.S. Embassy.
Note: If you have any inquiries about visas( Non-Immigrant and Immigrant) you can call the Consular Section at 33 879 4000 between 3-4PM.