U.S. Citizen Services

Welcome to the Consular Section in Dakar, Senegal

Most consular services at the U.S. Embassy Dakar, Senegal are provided by appointment only to U.S. citizens visiting or residing in Senegal or Guinea-Bissau.  You may schedule an appointment for a passport or a notarial through our online appointment system. We will not accept appointments for routine services via telephone or walk-in requests.

The CRBA application process has been revised, and CRBA appointments are no longer available through our website. Please see our page on Births for more information on how to apply for a CRBA.

Emergency cases (such as medical emergencies, deaths, or arrests involving American citizens) are handled on a walk-in basis. American Citizens who need emergency services are welcome to come during normal U.S. Embassy hours which are Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

If you are a U.S. citizen in need of emergency assistance and are unable to come to the U.S. Embassy, we are available 24/7.

  • During normal operating hours, call (221) 33-879-4000 and ask for the American Citizen Services Section.
  • After normal business hours, call (221) 33-879-4444.

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Messages and Alerts

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