U.S. EMBASSY SANAA IS OPEN FOR EMERGENCY CONSULAR SERVICES ONLY
Updated January 25, 2015
Due to the security situation in Yemen, U.S. Embassy Sanaa is now open for American Citizen Services (ACS) and emergency visa services only. The Embassy’s recent additional staffing reductions will preclude the provision of non-emergency visa services until further notice.
NOTICE TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS RESIDING IN OR TRAVELING TO YEMEN:
If you are a U.S. citizen residing in or traveling to 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 a U.S. citizen requiring an urgent citizenship service, please call us at (967) 1 755-2000 (during business hours) or (967) 1 755-2170 (after business hours), or email us at SanaaACS@state.gov.
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.