Sections & Offices

Updated: February 11, 2016

The U.S. Commercial Service is the trade promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration. The U.S. Commercial Service helps U.S. companies get started in exporting or increase sales to new global markets.

What we do:

  • Promote U.S. products and services
  • Support U.S. businesses and investors in Tanzania
  • Improve the investment climate

How we do it:

  • Trade Counseling
  • Market Intelligence
  • Business Matchmaking
  • Advocacy and Commercial Diplomacy
  • Trade Promotion Programs

Doing Business in Tanzania:

The U.S. Commercial Service in Tanzania uses, the U.S. Government’s export portal, as its main online resource for exporting U.S. clients. For market research, trade events, trade leads, and information on how to export, please visit

US Government Resources:

Contact Us:
U.S. Commercial Service
US Embassy, Dar es Salaam
Tel: +255-22-2294340

Through its Press Section, Cultural Affairs Section and Information Resource Center, the Office of Public Affairs in Dar es Salaam facilitates informational, cultural and educational activities to further mutual understanding between the U.S. and Tanzania. It handles all public relations for the U.S. Embassy directly with government and non-government offices, universities, libraries, cultural centers and the media.

Embassy of the United States of America
The Office of Public Affairs
686 Old Bagamoyo Road
P.O. Box 9123
Dar es Salaam

Tel: (255-22) 2294000
Fax: (255-22) 2294722

For U.S. Citizens

U.S. Embassy Dar es Salaam’s Consular Section provides a wide-range of services for American citizens in Tanzania. Services include the issuance of U.S. passports, birth registrations, Selective Service registration, absentee voting assistance, federal benefits assistance, and general assistance to Americans with problems they are unable to solve on their own. The Consular Section also provides notary services for American citizens and for all nationalities whose documents are related to business in the United States. All relevant fees must be paid in U.S. dollars or Tanzanian Shillings. Personal checks and credit cards are not accepted.

In addition to the information described here, the Consular Section has more detailed information sheets on many of the services we provide. If you require additional help please do not hesitate to visit, call, or e-mail our office. The Consular Section provides American Citizen Services from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 and 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Fridays. We are closed on official American and Tanzanian holidays. An Embassy Duty Officer is on call after hours to assist with life and death emergencies.