Study & Exchange

Please visit our Global Support Strategy (GSS) website for complete information on applying for a nonimmigrant study or exchange U.S. visa, including a directory of nonimmigrant visa categories.

To contact a customer service representative, please visit the GSS Contact Us page for full information or use contact information below:

Nonimmigrant Visa Inquires:

Note: A login is required to use the online system via the website. Call center hours are 8:00 am – 6:00 pm local time each day. Interviews can only be scheduled or rescheduled via the online system or through the call center.

Call Center: If calling from Cote d’Ivoire: (+225) 20-20-41-41. If calling from U.S.: +1-703-520-6208.

Skype: If you want to contact a service representative during normal business hours, add the new Skype contact to your account,

Email: To contact a service representative by email:


For current information and requirements for student visas, go here.

A good place to find information on studying in the United States is at the U.S. Embassy’s Educational Advising Center.  The Advising Center is part of the services that the Embassy offers to the Ivoirian public through the Public Affairs Section. An educational advisor is available to inform, advise, and guide students through the process of understanding the higher education system in the United States as well as choosing and applying to a college or university in the US.

The EducationUSA Advising Center is located on the first floor of the Embassy Chancery and is open Monday through Friday, 8 am to 12 pm.

The Center holds a general information session the first Wednesday of every month. This session is free and open to all who wish to attend.

For more information, you can reach us: