U.S. Citizen Services

Welcome to the U.S. Citizen Services Unit of the Consular Section at the U.S. Embassy in Tunis!

The U.S. Embassy in Tunis provides a variety of emergency and non-emergency services, as well as helpful information, to U.S. citizens visiting or living in Tunisia and Libya.  Please review our website to familiarize yourself with the services we can and cannot offer.  We do not schedule appointments for services that we do not offer, such as consultations about visas or to inquire about federal benefits (i.e. social security).

Routine U.S. Citizen services are scheduled by email appointment only.  Please email TunisACSAppointments@state.gov to make an appointment to register the birth of your child, apply for a passport, or for a notarial service.  Our former online self-scheduling system is not currently available.  Please note that appointments are only currently only scheduled on Mondays and Thursdays during business hours (08:30 to 16:30).  Routine U.S. Citizen services are not available after business hours, during the weekend, or on any American or Tunisian national holiday.

If you arrive at the embassy for any non-emergency service without an appointment, you will be asked to return after securing one.  We appreciate your cooperation with this policy, which ensures that services are available and offered in an efficient manner.  Please note that failure to renew a passport in a timely manner prior to your travel is not an emergency service, and that you will need an appointment to apply for a new passport.

Once you have scheduled an appointment, please arrive on time with the necessary documents and form of payment (USD, TND, or credit card).  For security reasons, do not bring any large items (including luggage, large backpacks, laptop computers, or large cameras) to the embassy. The security guards will hold small bags, cameras, and cell phones until your departure.

Please also review the following COVID-19 protocols, which we have implemented to protect the health and safety of both our staff and others seeking embassy services:

  • All embassy guests over the age of six are required to wear a face mask to enter the embassy and throughout their appointment.
  • All U.S. Citizen services customers who are traveling from another country for the appointment (such as Libya), or that have recently arrived in Tunisia after international travel, must comply with mandatory quarantine and testing policies before appearing for an appointment.  We will require proof that you observed either 14 full days of quarantine prior to your appointment OR seven days of quarantine with a new negative PCR test taken on the seventh day (self-scheduled and self-funded).
  • Failure to comply with the COVID-19 mask, testing, or quarantine protocols will result in appointment cancellation. The customer will be responsible for rescheduling.

Alerts and Messages

COVID-19 Information
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