US Consulate Immigrant Visa Instructions: Africa

Below is a list of US Consulates and Embassies across Africa that provide Immigrant Visas. The Instruction links should be the most up-to-date version of the Immigrant Interview instructions since they are webpages and the US Government has moved away from PDF Versions being the only form of Instruction, which has a high tendency of being outdated. However, on every page, you are able to “PDF” the instructions to help with Interview Preparation.

Algeria (Algiers)

Immigrant visas to the United States are processed for citizens and residents of Algeria at the U.S. Embassy in Algiers.

Visa Instructions: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Supplements/Supplements_by_Post/ALG-Algiers.html

Angola (Luanda)

Immigrant visas to the United States are processed for citizens and residents of Angola at the U.S. Embassy in Luanda.

Visa Instructions: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Supplements/Supplements_by_Post/LUA-Luanda.html

Benin (Cotonou)

Immigrant visas to the United States are processed for citizens and residents of Benin at the U.S. Consulate General in Cotonou.

Visa Instructions: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Supplements/Supplements_by_Post/COT-Cotonou.html

Botswana (Johannesburg, South Africa)

Immigrant visas to the United States are processed for citizens and residents of South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique, Mauritius, Lesotho, and Swaziland at the U.S. Consulate General in Johannesburg.

Visa Instructions: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Supplements/Supplements_by_Post/JHN-Johannesburg.html

Burkina Faso (Ouagadougou)

Immigrant visas to the United States are processed for citizens and residents of Burkina Faso at the U.S. Embassy in Ouagadougou.

Visa Instructions: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Supplements/Supplements_by_Post/OUG-Ouagadougou.html

Burundi (Bujumbura)

Immigrant visas to the United States are processed for citizens and residents of Burundi at the U.S. Consulate General in Bujumbura.

Visa Instructions: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Supplements/Supplements_by_Post/BUJ-Bujumbura.html

Cabo Verde (Praia)

Immigrant visas to the United States are processed for citizens and residents of Cabo Verde at the U.S. Embassy in Praia.

Visa Instructions: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Supplements/Supplements_by_Post/PIA-Praia.html

Cameroon (Yaounde)

Immigrant visas to the United States are processed for citizens and residents of Cameroon at the U.S. Embassy in Yaounde.

Visa Instructions: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Supplements/Supplements_by_Post/YDE-Yaounde.html

Central African Republic (Bangui)

Immigrant visas to the United States are processed for citizens and residents of Central African Republic at the U.S. Embassy in Bangui.

Visa Instructions: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Supplements/Supplements_by_Post/BGI-Bangui.html

Chad (Yaounde, Cameroon)

https://td.usembassy.gov/visas/ The U.S. Embassy N’Djamena does not process Immigrant Visas. For further information on immigrant visas please visit the U.S. Embassy in Cameroon.

Visa Instructions: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Supplements/Supplements_by_Post/YDE-Yaounde.html

Comoros (Antananarivo, Madagascar)

Immigrant visas to the United States are processed for citizens and residents of Comoros at the U.S. Embassy in Antananarivo, Madagascar.

Visa Instructions: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Supplements/Supplements_by_Post/ANT-Antananarivo.html

Congo (Republic of the Congo)

The U.S. Embassy in Brazzaville does not process immigrant visas. Immigrant visa applicants residing in Republic of the Congo must attend an in-person visa interview at the U.S. Embassy in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo:

Visa Instructions: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Supplements/Supplements_by_Post/KIN-Kinshasa.html

Cote d’Ivoire (Abidjan)

Immigrant visas to the United States are processed for citizens and residents of Cote d’ivoire at the U.S. Consulate General in Abidjan.

Visa Instructions: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Supplements/Supplements_by_Post/ABJ-Abidjan.html

Djibouti (Djibouti)

Immigrant visas to the United States are processed for citizens and residents of Djibouti at the U.S. Embassy in Djibouti.

Visa Instructions: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Supplements/Supplements_by_Post/DJI-Djibouti.html

Egypt (Cairo)

Immigrant visas to the United States are processed for citizens and residents of Egypt at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo.

Visa Instructions: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Supplements/Supplements_by_Post/CRO-Cairo.html

Equatorial Guinea (Yaounde, Cameroon)

The U.S. Embassy in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea does not process immigrant visas. For more information on applying for an immigrant visa from a residence in Equatorial Guinea, please review the U.S. Embassy Yaoundé, Cameroon.

Visa Instructions: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Supplements/Supplements_by_Post/YDE-Yaounde.html

Gabon (Libreville)

Immigrant visas to the United States are processed for citizens and residents of Gabon at the U.S. Embassy in Libreville.

Visa Instructions: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Supplements/Supplements_by_Post/LIB-Libreville.html

Gambia (Dakar, Senegal)

US Embassy Banjul, Gambia does not handle Immigrant Visas. All Immigrant visa cases are done in the U.S. Embassy Dakar, Senegal.

Visa Instructions: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Supplements/Supplements_by_Post/DKR-Dakar.html

Ghana (Accra)

Immigrant visas to the United States are processed for citizens and residents of Ghana at the U.S. Embassy in Accra.

Visa Instructions: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Supplements/Supplements_by_Post/ACC-Accra.html

Guinea (Dakar, Senegal)

The Embassy in Conakry, Guinea does not process immigrant visas. The US Embassy in Dakar, Senegal handles immigrant visas for citizens and residents of Guinea who qualify for permanent residence in the United States.

Visa Instructions: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Supplements/Supplements_by_Post/DKR-Dakar.html

Guinea-Bissau (Dakar, Senegal)

Since the U.S. does not have an Embassy or any other diplomatic presence in Guinea-Bissau, the U.S. government cannot provide services to U.S. citizens in Guinea-Bissau. Limited American Citizen Services are available for travelers to Guinea-Bissau at the U.S. Embassy in Dakar, Senegal.

Visa Instructions: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Supplements/Supplements_by_Post/DKR-Dakar.html

Kenya (Nairobi)

Immigrant visas to the United States are processed for citizens and residents of Kenya at the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi.

Visa Instructions: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Supplements/Supplements_by_Post/NRB-Nairobi.html

Lesotho (Johannesburg, South Africa)

Immigrant visas to the United States are processed for citizens and residents of South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique, Mauritius, Lesotho, and Swaziland at the U.S. Consulate General in Johannesburg.

Visa Instructions: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Supplements/Supplements_by_Post/JHN-Johannesburg.html

Liberia (Monrovia)

Immigrant visas to the United States are processed for citizens and residents of Liberia at the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia.

Visa Instructions: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Supplements/Supplements_by_Post/MRV-Monrovia.html

Libya (Tunis, Tunisia)

Immigrant Visa applicants who are physically present in Libya and who have an approved immigrant visa petition may elect to have the petition forwarded to the U.S. Embassy in Tunis, Tunisia for visa processing. Once the petition is received, Embassy Tunis will contact the applicant or petitioner to schedule the immigrant visa interview.

Visa Instructions: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Supplements/Supplements_by_Post/TNS-Tunis.html

Madagascar (Antananarivo)

Immigrant visas to the United States are processed for citizens and residents of Madagascar at the U.S. Embassy in Antananarivo.

Visa Instructions: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Supplements/Supplements_by_Post/ANT-Antananarivo.html

Malawi (Lilongwe)

Immigrant visas to the United States are processed for citizens and residents of Malawi at the U.S. Embassy in Lilongwe.

Visa Instructions: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Supplements/Supplements_by_Post/LIL-Lilongwe.html

Mali (Dakar, Senegal)

U.S. Embassy Bamako does not process immigrant visas for Mali. Malian immigrant visas are processed by the U.S. Embassy in Dakar, Senegal. For more information on Immigrant Visas, please visit the website for the U.S. Embassy Dakar.

Visa Instructions: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Supplements/Supplements_by_Post/DKR-Dakar.html

Mauritania (Dakar, Senegal)

The U.S. Embassy in Nouakchott, Mauritania does not process Immigrant Visas. All Immigrant Visas for Mauritanians are handled at the U.S. Embassy in Dakar, Senegal.

Visa Instructions: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Supplements/Supplements_by_Post/DKR-Dakar.html

Mauritius (Johannesburg, South Africa)

The Embassy in Port Louis, Mauritius, does not process immigrant visas. Immigrant visas are processed at the U.S. Consulate General in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Visa Instructions: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Supplements/Supplements_by_Post/JHN-Johannesburg.html

Morocco (Casablanca)

Immigrant visas to the United States are processed for citizens and residents of Morocco at the U.S. Consulate General in Casablanca.

Visa Instructions: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Supplements/Supplements_by_Post/CSB-Casablanca.html

Mozambique (Johannesburg, South Africa)

ALL immigrant and diversity visa interviews and adjudications for residents of Mozambique will take place in the U.S. Consulate General in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Visa Instructions: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Supplements/Supplements_by_Post/JHN-Johannesburg.html

Namibia (Johannesburg, South Africa)

The U.S. Embassy Windhoek, Namibia does not process immigrant visas for Namibian citizens. These immigrant visas are handled by the U.S. Consulate General in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Visa Instructions: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Supplements/Supplements_by_Post/JHN-Johannesburg.html

Niger (Niamey)

Immigrant visas to the United States are processed for citizens and residents of Niger at the U.S. Embassy in Niamey.

Visa Instructions: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Supplements/Supplements_by_Post/NMY-Niamey.html

Nigeria (Lagos)

Immigrant visas to the United States are processed for citizens and residents of Nigeria at the U.S. Consulate General in Lagos.

Visa Instructions: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Supplements/Supplements_by_Post/LGS-Lagos.html

Rwanda (Kigali)

Immigrant visas to the United States are processed for citizens and residents of Rwanda at the U.S. Embassy in Kigali.

Visa Instructions: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Supplements/Supplements_by_Post/KGL-Kigali.html

Sao Tome and Principe (US Embassy in Gabon):

Citizens and Residents of Sao Tome and Principe should visit the US Embassy in Libreville, Gabon for Immigrant Visa guidance.

Visa Instructions: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Supplements/Supplements_by_Post/LIB-Libreville.html

Senegal (Dakar)

Immigrant visas to the United States are processed for citizens and residents of Senegal at the U.S. Embassy in Dakar.

Visa Instructions: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Supplements/Supplements_by_Post/DKR-Dakar.html

Seychelles (Johannesburg, South Africa)

Seychelles does not process immigrant visas. Visit the U.S. Consulate General Johannesburg, South Africa for more information.

Visa Instructions: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Supplements/Supplements_by_Post/JHN-Johannesburg.html

Sierra Leone (Freetown)

Immigrant visas to the United States are processed for citizens and residents of Sierra Leone at the U.S. Embassy in Freetown.

Visa Instructions: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Supplements/Supplements_by_Post/FTN-Freetown.html

Somalia (Nairobi, Kenya)

The U.S. Embassy in Somalia is unable to provide any consular services at this time. The U.S. Embassy in Nairobi covers Somalia’s consular district.

Visa Instructions: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Supplements/Supplements_by_Post/NRB-Nairobi.html

South Africa (Johannesburg)

Immigrant visas to the United States are processed for citizens and residents of South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique, Mauritius, Lesotho, and Swaziland at the U.S. Consulate General in Johannesburg.

Visa Instructions: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Supplements/Supplements_by_Post/JHN-Johannesburg.html

South Sudan

The U.S. Embassy in Juba provides limited visa service for official and diplomatic travel only, please see https://travel.state.gov/content/travel.html for more information.

Sudan (Khartoum)

Immigrant visas to the United States are processed for citizens and residents of Sudan at the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum.

Visa Instructions: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Supplements/Supplements_by_Post/KHT-Khartoum.html

Swaziland (Johannesburg, South Africa)

Immigrant visas to the United States are processed for citizens and residents of South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique, Mauritius, Lesotho, and Swaziland at the U.S. Consulate General in Johannesburg.

Visa Instructions: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Supplements/Supplements_by_Post/JHN-Johannesburg.html

Tanzania (Dar es Salaam)

Immigrant visas to the United States are processed for citizens and residents of Tanzania at the U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam.

Visa Instructions: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Supplements/Supplements_by_Post/DRS-Dar-es-Salaam.html

Togo (Lome)

Immigrant visas to the United States are processed for citizens and residents of Togo at the U.S. Embassy in Lome.

Visa Instructions: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Supplements/Supplements_by_Post/LOM-Lome.html

Tunisia (Tunis)

Immigrant visas to the United States are processed for citizens and residents of Tunisia at the U.S. Embassy in Tunis.

Visa Instructions: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Supplements/Supplements_by_Post/TNS-Tunis.html

Uganda (Kampala)

Immigrant visas to the United States are processed for citizens and residents of Uganda at the U.S. Embassy in Kampala.

Visa Instructions: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Supplements/Supplements_by_Post/KMP-Kampala.html

Zambia (Lusaka)

Immigrant visas to the United States are processed for citizens and residents of Zambia at the U.S. Embassy in Lusaka.

Visa Instructions: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Supplements/Supplements_by_Post/LUS-Lusaka.html

Zimbabwe (Harare)

Immigrant visas to the United States are processed for citizens and residents of Zimbabwe at the U.S. Embassy in Harare.

Visa Instructions: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Supplements/Supplements_by_Post/HRE-Harare.html

 

 

 

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