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About the US embassy and its location in Asmara, Eritrea.

U.S. Embassy Asmara

179 Alaa Street

Asmara, Eritrea

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Phone: (+291)1-12-00-04

Fax: (+291)1-12-75-84

179 Alaa Street Asmara, Eritrea Go to Embassy >

Visa information for tourist and business visits to the U. S. for citizens from Eritrea

Eritrea is not participating in the Visa Waiver Program . If you want to visit the USA for the purpose of business or tourism you will have to apply for a regular visit visa(B1 / B2).

Apply for your B1 / B2 visa

Do you hold a passport for a country other than Eritrea? Check if you are eligible for ESTA!

Check your eligibility

About Eritrea

Eritrea is located in north-east Africa. The main languages spoken in Eritrea are Tigrinya, Beja, Arabic, Tigre, Kunama, Saho, Bilen, Nara, Afar and English. The current population (as of 2016) is 4,954,645. Eritrea has a human development index (HDI) of 0.440 and therefore can be considered as country with low human development (according to UNDP – United Nations Development Programme). There are a lot of different embassies and consulates located in Eritrea. Among these, there are also representations of the United States of America.

About Asmara

Asmara s located in the province of Maekel and is the capital of Eritrea. 896,000 people are living in Asmara (as of 2018). The city is very important and represents Eritrea internationally which is why the U.S.A. choose it as location for one of their embassies.

About the US embassy in Asmara, Eritrea

Offices located within the US embassy located in Asmara include:

  • Public Affairs Section
  • Regional Security Office
  • Defense Attache Office

Visa services offered by the US embassy in Asmara, Eritrea

Visa services for USA immigration/non-immigration visas are handled by the department for travel permits.  You can schedule an interview for a visa here:

You can contact them via phone (+291)1-12-00-04.

American citizen services offered by the US embassy in Asmara, Eritrea

American citizen services are handled by a number of departments depending on your issue. Please visit  ( for more information on how to proceed with your issue/query.

Notary services offered by the US embassy in Asmara, Eritrea

This embassy offers notary services to all US passport holders and foreign nationals (on the provision they are using the documents within the United States). This price is $50 paid in cash or US issued credit card, per page.