Welcome to the visas homepage of the Consular Section at U.S. Embassy Djibouti!
Our mission in the visa section is to provide visa services to immigrant and non-immigrant visa applicants, both Djiboutian citizens and third country nationals.
Please find our customer service statement here.
Are you planning a temporary visit to the United States?
Please use the link on the left navigation bar for information under the Non-Immigrant Visa page.
Are you contemplating permanent immigration to the United States?
Please use the Immigrant Visa page link on the left for information on our services.
Note – As of November 1, 2012, we only accept immigrant visa cases for applicants residing full-time in our consular district – the Republic of Djibouti. The U.S. Embassy in Nairobi has been designated as the primary processing post for all Somali applicants residing in Somalia, Somaliland and Puntland. Please find more information on the immigrant visa process at U.S. Embassy Nairobi by visiting their website. We will not accept cases in which the beneficiary cannot show proof of Djiboutian residency.
For more information on U.S. visas, you may also visit the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs public website.
The Consular Section is located in Djibouti City, Lotissement No. 350-B, Haramous.
U.S. Embassy Consular Section
Lot number 350-B
Djibouti, Republic of Djibouti
Telephone: (+253) 21-453-000
Fax: (+253) 21-453-340
Email: ConsularDjibouti@state.gov (Note: This email is to be used for general inquiries only. For specific visa related questions, please use the relevant email addresses below).
MONDAYS: 09:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Visa interview day, by appointment only. After submitting the electronic DS-160 application, please click here to request an appointment online. If you have questions not already covered on this website, please send your inquiry by email at DJI-CONS-NIV@state.gov. PLEASE COME ONE HOUR BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT TIME ON YOUR INTERVIEW DATE to pay the fees and submit your application and supporting documents.
Note - Students are required to make a non-immigrant visa appointment in an available appointment slot. Regardless of the appointment time, however, they will be interviewed between 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. because their appointments take longer than the allotted time.
THURSDAYS: 03:00 p.m. to 04:00 p.m. Visa pick-up day.
Note - If you need to travel before the visa delivery day and you have a justifiable reason to do so, please tell the Consular Officer or staff accordingly, to facilitate an earlier pick-up date.
TUESDAYS: Morning - Immigrant visa interviews, by appointment only.
If you have an inquiry, please submit your request by email at DJI-CONS-IV@state.gov. Please include the applicant/beneficiary’s name and case number on the subject line of your message.
SUNDAYS: 08:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Walk-in day. Please submit your full name and case number when appearing at the consular window.