Services at the United States Embassy in Dar es Salaam are currently limited due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Current services include American Citizen Services (ACS) appointments, immigrant visa (IV) appointments, and limited nonimmigrant (NIV) appointments. Additional information regarding each service category follows.
- Nonimmigrant visas are being processed in a limited capacity for Tanzanian citizens or residents, including visa interviews for routine visitor (B-1/B-2) visas. Interview waiver appointments are also available under certain conditions for the renewal of a B-1/B-2, C-1/C-2, or D visa that expired within the previous 48 months. Nonimmigrant visa appointments can be requested at https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-tz/niv. While the Embassy aims to process cases as soon as practicable, there are likely to be increased wait times for scheduling appointments due to substantial backlogs. The MRV fee is valid and may be used to schedule an interview appointment in the country where it was purchased within one year of the date of payment for payments made on or after October 31, 2021.
- Immigrant visas, including diversity visa (DV) and returning resident (SB-1) applications, are being processed in a limited capacity for Tanzanian citizens or residents. SB-1 applicants should contact us at email@example.com to request an appointment. All other immigrant visa applicants should wait to be notified of the scheduling of an interview by NVC or KCC in accordance with the phased resumption of visa services.
- Individuals may schedule U.S. Passport and notary appointments at https://evisaforms.state.gov/Instructions/ACSSchedulingSystem.asp and may email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) appointment.
In the case of true emergency situation, please see here.
If you have any questions about consular services, please contact the American Citizen Services unit at email@example.com.
As we begin to offer some routine appointments, our entire team is focused on one mission: providing high quality customer service in a safe and healthy environment. We thank you for your patience, cooperation, and understanding.
PLEASE NOTE THAT TO LIMIT THE RISK OF SPREADING COVID-19, VISITORS TO THE U.S. EMBASSY MUST WEAR A MASK AT ALL TIMES WHEN ON THE EMBASSY COMPOUND AND PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING WHENEVER POSSIBLE.
Visitors may not bring large bags, computers, or large electronics into the Embassy, and the Embassy cannot store these items. Visitors also cannot bring phones into the Embassy. There is limited phone storage available only for visitors with an American Citizen Services appointment (U.S. passport, Consular Report of Birth Abroad, or notarial service). The Embassy is not responsible for any lost or damaged items held in storage. Visitors should leave prohibited items at home or make alternate arrangements for the items’ secure storage.
Additionally, the U.S. Embassy in Dar Es Salaam does not provide parking facilities to members of the public seeking consular services. The Embassy strongly recommends that those seeking consular services plan to utilize public parking, arrive by taxi, or use the passenger drop-off point located in front of the consular entrance to the Embassy compound.