U.S. Citizen Services

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

*** Effective Sunday, June 12 at 12:01 a.m. EDT, the CDC rescinded its Order requiring all airline or other aircraft passengers to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 to board any aircraft destined to the United States from a foreign country.  Of note, CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect.  For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers.

Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.

Covid-19 Operational information

The U.S. Embassy in Cotonou has resumed routine processing of U.S. passport and CRBA applications These services are offered by appointment only. While COVID-19 precautions are in place, capacity is limited, and applicants should expect wait times for consular service appointments and processing time

General Information

The American Citizen Services (ACS) unit of the Consular Section provides information and assistance to U.S. citizens living or traveling in Benin.  For more information on the hours of operation, general information for travelers, how to enroll with the Embassy and services provided, please review the menu on the right side of the page.

Emergency cases (such as medical emergencies, deaths or arrests involving American citizens) will still be handled on a walk-in basis during normal Embassy hours or after hours by calling the Embassy duty officer.

Alerts and Messages

COVID-19 Information

See all Messages and Alerts for U.S. Visitors to Benin.