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U.S. Citizen Services

Announcement (August 12, 2014): We have made significant progress and issued most of the worldwide backlog of nonimmigrant visa cases.  We are working to bring the Consular Consolidated Database back to full operational capacity. We continue to prioritize immigrant visas, adoption cases, and emergency nonimmigrant visa cases.  We are printing visas for these cases and all cases with very few delays. Please check with the embassy or consulate where you will apply for additional information.

Avis (12 août 2014): Nous avons fait des progrès significatifs et avons traité/émis la plupart des dossiers de visas non-immigrants qui étaient en attente dans le monde entier. Nous sommes en train de travailler pour ramener la Base de Données Consulaire Consolidée (Consular Consolidated Database) à sa pleine capacité opérationelle. Nous continuons à établir des priorités pour le traitement des visas immigrants, des dossiers d’adoption d’enfants et des dossiers de visas non-immigrants urgents. Nous imprimons les visas pour ces dossiers et pour tous les autres dossiers avec très peu de retard. Pour plus de renseignements, veuillez contacter l’ambassade ou le consulat auprès duquel vous allez faire votre demande.

Important: Please read the Djibouti Travel Warning.

Welcome to the U.S. Citizen Services website of the U.S. Embassy in Djibouti. The consular section is committed to providing information and assistance to U.S. citizens visiting or living in Djibouti. Click here for general information about visiting or living in Djibouti.

Questions? You may find it useful to review the top 10 questions we get from U.S. citizens, and answers to them.

U.S. Citizen Services are available by appointment only, booked in advance, and online!

To ensure you have all documents required for your service in advance of your visit, review:

Note - Emergency services are available 24 hours a day. For after hours emergency contact information, see the "Emergency Contact" box on the right.

Mailing address

Consular Section
U.S. Embassy Djibouti
P.O.Box 185
Lot Number 350-B
Lotissement Haramous
Djibouti, Republic of Djibouti
Public Hours
09:00 a.m. - 02:00 p.m.
09:00a.m. - 02:00 p.m.
Email inquiries

You may write us at:
Phone and Fax

Phone hours:
12:30-16:00 br>Phone: (+253) 21-453-000
Fax: (+253) 21-453-340

Additional Information

Emergency Contact

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    In the event of an arrest, death, medical or other emergency involving a U.S. citizen in Djibouti, contact the Embassy immediately at (+253) 21-453-000 during business hours or (+253) 77-877-229 after hours. You may also contact the Bureau of Consular Services in Washington, DC, toll free, at 1-888-404-4747 from the U.S. or Canada or using the toll-line at 1-202-501-4444. 

    These contact numbers are for U.S. Citizen Emergencies ONLY. They are not for visa inquiries.

    To contact the Government of Djibouti's Emergency Assistance Services you can dial the following from a local phone (Services offered in French):
    . Police - 17
    . Firefighters/Ambulance - 18
    . Hopital Général Peltier - 21-35.09.62 / 21-35.27.12 (switchboard)
    . Force Armée Djiboutienne - 21-35.03.45
    . Djibouti Telecom Information Desk - 12

    To contact the private French Military Hospital (Bouffard)
     you can dial the following from a local phone (Services offered in French):
    . Emergency service - 21-45.01.15
    . Reception / Billing office - 21-45.04.47 (Business hours only - Sat-Thu, 06:30-13:00)