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About the Embassy

Embassy Hours Of Operation

08:00 to 16:30  Sundays through Thursdays.
The Embassy is closed on U.S. and local holidays.

Main Embassy Numbers
Phone: (+253) 21-453-000
Fax: (+253) 21-453-020

Consular Section Fax: (+253) 21-453-340

Consular Hours Of Operation

Non-immigrant Visas:
Mondays - 07:30 to 10:30: visa interviews (by appointment made online only. Make only ONE appointment per family).
    Note: Applicants need to come 30 minutes BEFORE the interview time.
              Visas are generally issued two days after the interview.

Immigrant Visas:
 to Thursdays - 07:30 to 11:30: visa interviews (by appointment only, scheduled by the Consular Section)

American Citizen Services:
Sundays to Wednesdays - 13:00 to 15:00: all citizen services (by appointment only, requested via email at

Document(s) passback and drop off (for all consular services):
Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays: 15:00 - 16:00 --- Passport and visa passback
Sundays to Thursdays: 07:30 - 16:00 --- Documents drop off

Note: The Embassy is open 24/7 for emergency American Citizen Services. Click here to get more information on emergency assistance.


Travel Advisory

  • For the East Africa Travel Advisory, which applies to Djibouti and other countries in the Horn of Africa, click here

    For a full list of Department of State Travel Warnings and Advisories, click here