U.S. Citizen Services

Because of public health measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, U.S. Embassy Abidjan remains unable to offer appointments to process routine consular services including passport applications and Consular Reports of Birth Abroad.  If you need to urgently travel and don’t have a valid U.S. passport, please read more about Emergency Passport processing on our Passport Services page.  We will resume other routine services as soon as we can but are unable to provide a specific date at this time. Please continue to monitor our website for updates.

General Information

The American Citizen Services (ACS) Unit of the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Abidjan provides services to U.S. citizens living in Côte d’Ivoire, as well as to many tourist and business visitors each year. Among other things, the unit provides passport services, registers the birth of U.S. citizen children born abroad, offers notarial 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.  Please click here to make an appointment and see available times for passport and citizenship services.  Appointments are mandatory and required for all public services except emergencies.

Please schedule your appointment only after you have completely read the information on our website related to the service you need.  To reduce your wait time, please fill out all 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.

  • Passport Applications
    Monday and Tuesday mornings
  • Consular Reports of Birth Abroad
    Monday, Tuesday & Thursday mornings
  • Notarial Services
    Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. See appointment calendar for available appointments.


Messages and Alerts

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