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About the US embassy and its location in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

About Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso is located in western Africa. The main languages spoken in Burkina Faso are French, Moore, Fula and Dioula. The current population (as of 2017) is 20,107,509. Burkina Faso has a human development index (HDI) of 0.423 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 Burkina Faso. Among these, there are also representations of the United States of America.

About Ouagadougou

Ouagadougou is located in the province of Kadiogo and is the capital of Burkina Faso. 2,200,000 people are living in Ouagadougou (as of 2015). The city is very important and represents Burkina Faso internationally which is why the U.S.A. choose it as location for one of their embassies.

About the US embassy in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Offices located within the US embassy located in Ouagadougou include:

  • Public Affairs Section
  • Economic and Commercial Section
  • Political Section
  • Regional Security Office
  • Consular Section
  • Management Section

Visa services offered by the US embassy in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

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 (226) 25-49-53-00.

American citizen services offered by the US embassy in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

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 Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

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.