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Announcement (July 24, 2014): The Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs is currently experiencing technical problems with our passport/visa system.  This issue is worldwide and is not specific to any particular country, citizenship document, or visa category. We apologize to applicants who are experiencing delays or are unable to obtain a passport, Consular Report of Birth Abroad, or visa at this time. We are working urgently to correct the problem and expect our system to be fully operational again soon.

Avis (24 jullet 2014): Le Bureau des Affaires Consulaires du Département d'État connaît actuellement des problèmes techniques avec notre système de passeports / visas. Ce problème est mondial et n'est pas spécifique à un pays en particulier, à un document de citoyenneté, ou à une catégorie de visa. Nous nous excusons pour les candidats qui éprouvent des retards ou sont dans l’incapacité d'obtenir un passeport, un Rapport Consulaire de Naissance à l'Étranger, ou un visa en ce moment. Nous travaillons de toute urgence pour corriger le problème et nous nous attendons à ce que notre système redevienne pleinement opérationnel sous peu.

Welcome to the visa homepage of the Consular Section at U.S. Embassy Djibouti!

Our mission is to provide visa services to immigrant and non-immigrant visa applicants, whether Djiboutian citizens or third country national.

Please find our customer service statement here.

Non-immigrant visas are required for most travelers who wish to visit, work or study in the U.S. for a temporary period. The class of visa required will depend on the purpose of your travel.

Anyone who wishes to reside permanently in the U.S. must apply for an immigrant visa, regardless whether that person plans to seek employment in the United States.

More information on U.S. visas is available on the Bureau of Consular Affairs Public Website including A-Z information on visas.

Mailing addressPublic Hours
Consular Section
U.S. Embassy Djibouti
P.O.Box 185
Lot Number 350-B
Lotissement Haramous
Djibouti, Republic of Djibouti

Sundays: Immigrant Visa Walk-in Hours
09:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

Mondays: Non Immigrant Visa Appointments
09:00a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Thursdays: Immigrant Visa Appointments and Visa Pick-up
09:00a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Email inquiriesPhone and Fax
Non-Immigrant Visas:

Immigrant Visas:

Phone hours:

Sundays-Thursdays: 12:30-16:00

Phone: (+253) 21-453-000

Fax: (+253) 21-453-340

Access to the Embassy

  • Only immediate family members may accompany you to your interview; only they will be allowed access to the Embassy. Minor children must be accompanied by a guardian. Guardians must be designated in writing; designations must be notarized.
  • Please leave phone or electronics devices in the car or at home as they are not allowed in the embassy.
  • Do not bring large bags, suitcases or packages to the interview appointment as they slow the screening process.

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