Citizenship Services

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.

What Service Do You Require?

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.

U.S. Citizen Services appointments are available only* by writing to consulardjibouti@state.gov.

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Les rendez-vous du service citoyen sont seulement* disponibles par écrire à consulardjibouti@state.gov.

*There is no need to request a separate appointment for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) and/or passport application by email if a spouse or child is applying for an immigrant visa in Djibouti.  The US citizen parent should bring the additional child in need of the passport and/or CRBA to the scheduled immigrant visa appointment together with the family member applying for the immigrant visa.  The entire family will be allowed to enter the consular section in order to file any necessary paperwork simultaneously.

For those U.S. citizen personnel with full access to Camp Lemonnier, there is also no need to request an appointment by email unless you are seeking a notarial. Consular staff visit Building 102 (meeting room next to CJTF-HOA’s in-processing office) every Thursday, between 0900 and 1000, to accept passport applications for both tourist and official passports.

In addition, notarials may be performed at Camp Lemonnier for contract personnel (USG personnel should first consult the legal office at Camp) provided an email is sent to the consular section in advance of Thursday. Note that there is no cashiering service available at Camp Lemonnier, and all services must be paid for using an exact dollar amount. US Postal Service money orders are accepted, though exact cash is preferred. If you wish to pay for a passport or notarial by credit card, then you will need to request by email an afternoon citizen service appointment (Sunday, Tuesday, and Wednesday) at the embassy.

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

Public Hours (Closed all U.S. and local holidays)

Sundays – Wednesdays
         All citizen services: 13:00 – 15:00

Sundays – Thursdays
         Documents drop off: 07:30- 16:00

Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays
         Passport passback: 15:00 – 16:00

Phone

U.S. Citizen Services (life threatening emergencies only):
(+253) 21-453-000
All non-emergency requests must be submitted by email.

Mailing address

Consular Section
P.O.Box 185
Lot No. 350-B, Haramous
Djibouti, Republic of Djibouti

Access to the Embassy

Only immediate family members may accompany visa and passport applicants, and all minor children must be accompanied by a parent guardian.

Please arrive promptly to the Consular front gate at the time of your appointment and do not bring bags, liquids, powders, or electronics.

Additional Information

Are you a U.S. Citizen traveling abroad? You may wish to enroll in the…Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)