American Citizen Services Appointments

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, limited immigrant visa (IV) appointments, and limited nonimmigrant (NIV) appointments. Additional information regarding each service category follows.

  • Nonimmigrant visa appointments are limited to Tanzanian citizens or residents for student (F-1 and M-1) and exchange (J-1) visas, as well as emergency, Mission-critical, and Interview Waiver cases. Interview waiver appointments are 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 Note that the nonrefundable MRV fee may be used to schedule an interview appointment in the country where it was purchased until September 30, 2022.
  • 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 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.

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

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. ELECTRONICS ARE NOT PERMITTED ON EMBASSY GROUNDS. The Embassy will no longer store any items for visitors seeking Consular Services. 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.