U.S. Citizen Services

U.S. Citizen Services Information

The Consular Section of the United States Embassy in Asmara will be reducing services temporarily to the public. U.S. citizens requiring consular services should communicate by phone or e-mail with the U.S. Embassy Asmara Consular Section at +291-1-120004 or  consularasmara@state.gov to arrange appointment.

Visit Requirements:

  • Documents: Bring your U.S. Passport, U.S. Permanent Resident Card, or other photo ID if you are not a citizen or resident of the United States.
  • Security Screening: All visitors are subject to security screening.  Electronic devices, including cell phones, are not permitted inside the facility.
  • Face Masks: The Embassy recommends all visitors wear a face mask.  Visitors are expected to provide their own face masks.
  • Social Distancing: The Embassy recommends all visitors socially distance within the waiting room.

U.S. citizens are required to enter and exit the United States using a U.S. passport.


Our Services

The U.S. Embassy in Asmara will be reducing services temporarily. U.S. Citizens requiring U.S. Citizen Services such as passports, birth and death certificates, notaries, as well as tax and voting information should contact ConsularAsmara@state.gov or 120004.  We also provide assistance if a U.S. citizen is arrested or hospitalized.

For specific information on routine consular service, please click on a link from the menu on the left side.

You may also visit the State Department’s Website to read about the Consular Information Program.

Important Information for Eritrean-U.S. Dual Nationals

Alerts and Messages

See all Messages and Alerts for U.S. Visitors to Eritrea.