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Important Passport Information

Payment Methods & Details

Please note:  All payments must be made in U.S. dollars or the equivalent in West African CFA francs. We do not accept credit cards or checks.

Appointments & Locations

The U.S. Embassy in Abidjan is currently open for routine and emergency American Citizens Services.

Services for American citizens (including passport renewals) are by appointment only. Please schedule an appointment with the U.S. Embassy in Abidjan.

U.S. Embassy Côte d’Ivoire
Cocody Riviera Golf
01 BP 1712 Abidjan 01
Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

What to Bring

On the day of your appointment, please bring the following documents. Failure to provide the documents requested may delay the processing of your passport application.

  • Form DS-11 or DS-82
  • Original of birth certificate + 1 photocopy
  • Current U.S. passport, if any, + 1 clear photocopy
  • 1 photo (5×5 cm) taken within the last 6 months
  • For minor applicants: both parents’ valid IDs/passports and clear photocopies

Additional Information

All entrants to the U.S. Embassy in Abidjan must wear a mask that covers the nose and mouth, and must continue to wear the mask while in the Consular Section unless instructed to remove it by a consular officer. Individuals who may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 may not enter U.S. Embassy grounds.

Mobile phones and other electronic devices are not permitted on U.S. Embassy grounds, including the Consular Section.

Passport renewals for minor children: Parents are strongly encouraged to bring age progression photos (at least one photo per year, clearly showing the child’s face) to verify the child’s identity. Please print photos from mobile phone or other electronic devices in advance, since those devices are not permitted on U.S. Embassy grounds.

Emergency passports: For the issuance of an emergency passport, please be prepared to state the reason for the emergency and present a flight itinerary showing urgent travel.  Since mobile phones and electronic devices are not permitted on U.S. Embassy grounds, please bring hard copies of your supporting documents.

Please allow 4-6 weeks for routine processing.