U.S. Citizen Services
Welcome to the American 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.
The U.S. Embassy in Djibouti regularly provides American Citizen Services such as passports, birth and death certificates, notarials, as well as tax and voting information.
To get specific information on a routine consular service, you may select and click on a link from the menu on the left side.
You may also refer to the information below to contact us, or visit the State Department's website to read about the Consular Information Program.
Lot Number 350-B
U.S. Embassy Djibouti
Lot Number 350-B
Djibouti, Republic of Djibouti
Phone and Fax
Phone: (+253) 21-453-000 (Sundays-Thursdays, 12:30-16:00)
Fax: (+253) 21-453-340
You may write us at the following address: email@example.com
Sundays: 09:00 a.m. - 02:00 p.m.
Tuesdays: 09:00 a.m. - 02:00 p.m.
Thursdays: 09:00 a.m. - 02:00 p.m.
American Citizen Services are rendered by appointment only, booked in advance, and ONLINE!
- Book your appointment here!
- Please ensure you have all documents required for your service in advance – see http://www.travel.state.gov/ or other pages on this website for documentation requirements.
Note - Emergency services are rendered anytime. For after hours services, please refer to the "Emergencies" box on the right.
Registration at U.S. Embassies or Consulates
If you know you will be visiting Djibouti or Northwestern Somalia, you should register your information through the State Department's STEP travel registration website or visit the Embassy upon arrival. Registration will make your presence and whereabouts known in case it is necessary to contact you for an emergency. Create an account as a Long-term Traveler/Overseas Resident and you'll be able to return to the website at any time to update your permanent residence and contact information.
U.S. embassies and consulates help to locate U.S. citizens overseas when relatives or friends are concerned about their welfare or need to notify them of emergencies at home. In accordance with the Privacy Act, information on your welfare or whereabouts may not be released to inquirers without your expressed written authorization. The Department of State and U.S. embassies and consulates abroad handle more than 200,000 welfare and whereabouts inquiries a year.
For instructions on filing a welfare and whereabouts request, visit the Bureau of Consular Affairs U.S. Department of State website or call its Office of Overseas Citizens Services in the United States at 202-647-5225 during regular work hours, or 202-647-4000 for after-hours emergencies, Sundays and holidays.
For a list of current Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, Worldwide Caution message and other information, click here.
In the event of an arrest, a death, a medical or any other emergency of a U.S. citizen in Djibouti or northwestern Somalia, contact the Embassy immediately at (+253) 21-453-000 during open hours, and (+253) 77-877-229 after hours, or the Bureau of Consular Services in Washington, DC, toll free, at 1-888-404-4747, if you are in the U.S. and Canada, and for callers outside the U.S., a regular toll-line at 1-202-501-4444.
Also, please find below Djibouti Emergency Assistance Numbers you can dial from a local phone (French language):
. Police - 17
. Firefighters/Ambulance - 18
. Hopital Général Peltier - 21-35.09.62 / 21-35.27.12 (switchboard)
. Force Armée Djiboutienne - 21-35.03.45
. Bouffard French Military Hospital - 21-45.00.00
. Djibouti Telecom Information Desk - 12