Message for U.S. Citizens: Change in Currency Exchange Rate for Consular Services

U.S. Embassy Cotonou informs U.S. citizens that, effective November 25, 2020, the consular exchange rate increased from 590F CFA to 600F CFA ($1.00 US = 600F CFA). All consular service fees, including passports, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad, notarials, and visas, will reflect this new exchange rate.

Payment for consular services at U.S. Embassy Cotonou can be made in currency or coinage in United States dollar or West African CFA franc.  Credit cards, checks, and other forms of payment are not accepted.