U.S. Citizen Services

General Information

The American Citizen Services (ACS) Unit of the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Abidjan provides services to more than 2000 U.S. citizens living in Côte d’Ivoire, as well as to several hundred tourists and business visitors each year. Among other things, the unit provides passport services, registers the birth of children, offers notary services, gives information on voting, and provides information to U.S. citizens visiting and residing in Cote d’Ivoire. All of these services are available at the Consular Section by appointment.

New online Appointment System for ACS

Appointments are mandatory and required for all public services except emergencies.  Walk-in appointments have been discontinued.

The online appointment system greatly reduces your wait time at the Embassy and increases our efficiency. Please schedule your appointment only after you have completely read the information on our website related to the public service you need.Please click here to schedule an online appointment. 

To reduce your wait time, please fill out all official application forms and paperwork online in advance and bring them with you to your appointment.

U.S. Passports/Citizenship & Special Consular Services:

There is no visa information available in the American Citizen Services Section. The Consular Section is closed on American and Ivorian holidays.

  1. Walk-in hours for pick-ups only:
    Monday through Thursday: 10:00 to 11:30 and 14:00 to 16:00
  2. Passport Applications
    Monday and Tuesday 08:00 to 11:00
  3. Consular Report of Birth Abroad
    Monday, Tuesday & Thursday: 09:00 to 11:00
  4. Notarial Services
    Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. See appointment calendar for hours.
  5. American Citizens Services Information Window
    Monday through Thursday 10:30 to 11:30

E-mail : AbjAmcit@state.gov

Messages and Alerts

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