Nonimmigrant Visas

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Dakar is responsible for providing visa services to those seeking to enter the United States for a temporary period and for those wishing to take up indefinite or permanent residence in the United States.

Please visit our Global Support Services (GSS) website for complete information on applying for a nonimmigrant U.S. visa, including a directory of nonimmigrant visa categories.

To contact a customer service representative, please visit the GSS Contact Us page for full information or use contact information below:

  • Email: To reach a customer service representative via email, please write to

The Consular Section is closed to the public on Fridays.  The U.S. Embassy observes all U.S. and Senegalese national holidays, and is closed to the public on those days.  A list of these holidays can be found here.

For expedited appointments due to urgent student, business or unforeseeable events needing travel, please follow the instructions.

For emergency travel due to urgent medical needs or death please write to noting in the subject line that this is emergency medical travel. Then come to the consular section any day Monday to Thursday afternoon between 2-4PM and bring proof of the medical plan and ability to cover all the medical and travel expenses.


Questions?  Email the non-immigrant visa section at