Suspension of Routine Visa Services

In response to significant worldwide challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of State is temporarily suspending routine visa services at all U.S. Embassies and Consulates, including Embassy Asmara.

Services to U.S. citizens continue to be available.

Embassy Asmara has suspended all routine immigrant and non immigrant visa services.  We will continue to provide urgent and emergency visa services.  We will resume routine visa services as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date at this time.

Although all routine immigrant and non immigrant visa appointments are cancelled, the Machine Readable Visa (MRV) fee is valid and may be used for a visa appointment in the country where it was purchased within one year of the date of payment.

Applicants with an urgent matter and need to travel immediately should contact the consular section to request an emergency appointment.