Message for U.S. Citizens: Limited Resumption of Routine U.S. Passport Services

Beginning September 28, we will accept a limited number of routine U.S. passport renewal applications on Monday and Wednesday mornings by appointment only. We will prioritize individuals whose passport has already expired or will expire within the next 30 days. All application, fee, and documentation requirements apply.  See the Embassy website for additional details.

If your passport has expired or will expire within the next 30 days, please email DakarACS@state.gov with your request, along with a photo of your passport.

We will 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.

All other routine services, including Consular Reports of Birth Abroad and visa services, remain suspended.

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:

On September 16, the Government of Senegal announced that public transportation services (taxis, care rapides and intercity buses) are permitted to transport the maximum number of passengers, provided all passengers wear a mask. The Government of Senegal has also authorized the reopening of cultural spaces accommodating up to 500 people.

The Government of Senegal continues to enforce other existing measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including: the closure of public beaches; a prohibition on all demonstrations on public highways; and mandatory use of facial coverings. Violators may be subject to fines and potentially one month of jail time.

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

Assistance:

· U.S. Embassy Dakar, Senegal Route Des Almadies Dakar, Senegal +(221) 33-879-4000 DakarACS@state.gov https://sn.usembassy.gov

· State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 · Senegal Country Information · Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts.

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