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About the US embassy and its location in Maseru, Lesotho.

About Lesotho

Lesotho is located in southern Africa. The main languages spoken in Lesotho are Sesotho and English. The current population (as of 2016) is 2,203,821. Lesotho has a human development index (HDI) of 0.515 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 Lesotho. Among these, there are also representations of the United States of America.

About Maseru

Maseru is located in the province of Maseru and is the capital of Lesotho. 330,760 people are living in Maseru (as of 2016). The city is very important and represents Lesotho internationally which is why the U.S.A. choose it as location for one of their embassies.

About the US embassy in Maseru, Lesotho

Offices located within the US embassy located in Maseru include:

  • Millennium Challenge Corporation
  • U.S. Peace Corps
  • Special Projects Office
  • Consular Section
  • Political Section
  • Economic/Commercial Section
  • Public Diplomacy Section

Visa services offered by the US embassy in Maseru, Lesotho

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 +266 22312666.

American citizen services offered by the US embassy in Maseru, Lesotho

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 Maseru, Lesotho

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.