ALL CONSULAR SERVICES AT EMBASSY SANAA ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Updated February 24, 2015
Notice: the U.S. Department of State has designated the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Egypt to handle American Citizens Services cases emanating out of Yemen, as well as process visas for Yemeni citizens.
NOTICE TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS RESIDING IN OR TRAVELING TO YEMEN:
Embassy Sanaa has suspended consular operations in Yemen. If you are a U.S. citizen residing in or traveling to Yemen, the Embassy may be unable to provide assistance or services to you, even if an emergency situation arises. If you must travel to or remain in Yemen, please register with the State Department’s online Smart Traveler Enrollment Program as soon as possible. This will allow Embassy Sanaa to communicate travel alerts and Emergency Messages to you, should the need arise.
If you are immigrating to the United States, please see the Immigrant Visa webpage for more information.
If you are an emergency business traveler, student, exchange visitor, or maritime crewmember, please consult the Non-Immigrant Visa webpage for more information.
IMPORTANT: We understand that the security situation in Yemen is causing frustrating delays for our visa applicants and their families. However, we ask that visa applicants not come to the Embassy without an appointment. The security situation in Sanaa precludes us from allowing anyone without a pre-scheduled appointment to enter the U.S. Embassy compound in order to apply for a visa, or to inquire about any visa related matter. If you come to the Embassy without an appointment, you will not be allowed through the gates, and you will not be allowed to speak with a Consular Officer. To contact us about a visa related matter, please read the instructions that follow.