U.S. Citizen Services


The American Citizen Services office at the U.S. Embassy in Ouagadougou provides assistance to U.S. citizens in Burkina Faso.

The U.S. Embassy in Ouagadougou suspended routine consular services on March 18 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Embassy has now resumed all routine American Citizen Services but continues to offer a reduced number of appointments due to COVID-19 precautions. This includes passports, Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA), and notary services.

U.S. citizens in need of 24/7 emergency assistance should call +226 25495300 from Burkina Faso or +1 (301) 985-8742 from the United States.  For routine issues or to schedule an appointment for a specific service, please email consularouaga@state.gov.

Visa Services:  Please visit our Visas page for more information on visa services currently provided.

If you can’t find what you are searching for on our site, please visit the Bureau of Consular Affair’s website.

Current Exchange Rate

Please note that U.S. Citizen Services fees, when made in local currency, may vary due to the fluctuating exchange rate. As a result of the current value of the dollar, the African Financial Community (CFA) rate is currently 550 CFA francs to one U.S. dollar.

Messages and Alerts

COVID-19 Information

See all Messages and Alerts for U.S. Visitors to Burkina Faso.