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Message for U.S. Citizens:
Limited Resumption of Routine U.S. Passport, Consular Record of Birth Abroad (CRBA) and notarial services
November 5, 2020

Beginning November 16, we will resume limited routine processing of U.S. passport and CRBA applications, as well as offer notarial services on Mondays and Wednesdays.  All service requests are by appointment only.

All application, fee, and documentation requirements for passportsCRBAs and notarial services apply.  Please pay particular attention to the requirements regarding copies and original documentation, including original, properly notarized DS-3053 and DS-2029 forms.  If you fail to bring all required documents to your appointment, you should expect a significant delay in scheduling a follow-up appointment.  You will not be permitted to return the day of your appointment with the missing items (e.g.. passport photos).

Please note that capacity is limited and applicants should expect significant wait times for consular service appointments.

To schedule a notary service appointment, please click here. Please email all passport and CRBA appointment requests to DakarACS@state.gov.  Your patience with scheduling is appreciated.

We  also continue to accept application requests for emergency, limited-validity passports for individuals with urgent business or medical travel.  Please email DakarACS@state.gov and include a photo of your passport and information regarding your travel.

Please note if you have a confirmed appointment at the U.S. Embassy you must: wear a mask or face covering at all times while at the Embassy; cancel your appointment if you are sick or feel unwell for any reason (we will work with you to reschedule); be punctual – you will not be permitted entry more than 15 minutes before or after the time of your appointment; maintain a 2m social distance whenever possible.

Applicants may only bring the following items into the Embassy: supporting documentation for their application; their house and/or car keys; and wallet.  Applicants who arrive for their appointment carrying prohibited items, which include, but are not limited to electronics, liquids, sharp objects, food, and bags or purses, will not be permitted to enter the Embassy.  No storage is available, so please make arrangements for these items prior to your visit to the Embassy.

If you display any symptoms of illness that appear to be or are similar to the symptoms of COVID-19, you will not be permitted entry to the Embassy.

COVID-19 Updates in Senegal:

The Government of Senegal has extended  certain COVID-19 prevention measures including mandatory wearing of masks in public places and bans on gatherings in certain public places, including theaters, bars, public beaches and sports fields.  However, restaurants, casinos, places of worship, private beaches and markets are permitted to operate while maintaining social distancing measures.  Public transportation services (taxis, care rapides and intercity buses) are permitted to transport the maximum number of passengers, provided all passengers wear a mask.

See our COVID-19 webpage for complete information, including current information on Entry and Exit requirements from Senegal.