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U.S. Embassy Asmara Resumes Limited Visa Services

The U.S. Embassy in Eritrea has reopened for limited visa and all U.S. citizen services.

The extent to which visa services have been made available remains unclear; further information will be provided as soon as obtained by AILA.

Consular services were initially suspended in February in response to what the State Department characterized as the Government of Eritrea's flagrant violations of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.

Information courtesy of the Rome District Chapter (RDC).


Consular operations, including visa services, at the U.S. Embassy in Eritrea have been suspended until further notice. According to Embassy Asmara, the closure is in response to the Government of Eritrea's flagrant violations of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations. These violations include failing to notify U.S. consular staff of the arrest of American citizens, hindering the travel of Embassy officials to visit American citizens in distress, and interfering with the delivery of the U.S. Embassy's diplomatic pouches. The Consular Section will continue to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens.

Information courtesy of the Rome District Chapter (RDC)

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Cite as AILA Doc. No. 10022564.

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