Appointment System

American citizens and other clients need to schedule an appointment for consular services. Appointments are available Monday through Thursday online at

Unfortunately, the American Embassy in Addis Ababa does not accept clients without appointments. In extraordinary circumstances, such as an emergency involving the potential loss of life or limb, please send a request through email to  during business hours for access to the consular section.  Please note that your request might be approved or denied.

Applicants with an emergency requiring immediate service should sent an email to and request an expedited appointment.

To to this page to make or cancel an appointment for passport-related applications, reports of birth abroad for children, notarial services, or any other routine service.

Be sure to print the confirmation screen and bring the page with you to your appointment.

Clients need to schedule an appointment BEFORE coming to the embassy. Our system allows clients to plan their visit in advance, ensures shorter wait times, and allows more efficient handling of individual cases.

Please also review the information for your appointment prior to attending to ensure quick processing of your application and to avoid the need to make multiple trips to the embassy. A list of required forms and specific instructions for the services we offer can be found by following the links below.

Please allow several hours per appointment. While we make every effort to provide efficient service, unanticipated emergencies can occur at any time and there may be inevitable delays in providing services.