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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 - 09:00 to 11:00, visa interviews (by appointment only).
    Note: Applicants need to come ONE HOUR BEFORE THE INTERVIEW
Thursdays - 09:00 to 12:00, visa pick-up
Visas are generally issued three days after the interview.

Immigrant Visas:
 - 09:00 to 12:00, walk-ins
Tuesdays and/or Thursdays - visa interviews (by appointment only).

American Citizen Services:
and Thursdays - 09:00 to 14:00, by appointment only.

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