Dakar, Senegal
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last updated on 2015-07-08 by momov31
Consulate Phone Number: +221 823 4296 and +221 823 6520
Consulate E-Mail: U.S. Citizen Services: DakarACS@state.gov Non-Immigrant Visa Inquiries: DakarVisa@state.gov Immigrant Visa Inquiries: DakarImmigrantVisa@state.gov Diversity Visa Inquiries: DakarDiversityVisa@state.gov
Address: Avenue Jean XXIII x Rue Kléber
Working Hours: American Citizen Services
Mondays through Thursdays: 11:00-13:00 and 14:00-15:00

American Citizen Emergencies
Mondays through Thursday: 08:00-17:00
Fridays: 08:00-13:00

Non-Immigrant Visas
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 07:30-10:30 (by appointment only)

Non-Immigrant visa pick-up hours
Monday through Thursday: 14:00 to 15:00 (by appointment only)

Immigrant Visas
Mondays and Wednesdays: 07:30-10:30 (by appointment only)

Waivers and Lost Green Cards
Mondays and Wednesdays: 14:30-15:30

Cashier Hours
Monday through Thursday: 8:30-13:00 and 14:00-15:30
Best Way to Contact Consulate: Email. For K visa applicants, include "K Visa Applicant" and your case number.
Approx Waiting Time for interview date from when the Consulate receives the package from the NVC: 2 weeks
Issues a Packet 3?
Packet 3 Contains: Packet 3 is no longer available online. They e-mailed me (the petitioner) Packet 3.

You will need:
Birth certificates
Divorce certificates
Military service information
Police certificates
DS-156 x 2
DS 230

Several photos of you and your fiance(e)/spouse
Completed medical results
Issues a Packet 4? No
Packet 4 contents (if known):
What forms should be send back to the Consulate? None, bring them with you to the embassy on the day of your interview
Other Forms (if any)? None
Consulate offers Direct Consular Filing?
If so, for all or only for US citizen who is lawfully resident in your country?
Can fiance(e)/spouse attend the interview? Yes
Visa fee payment "same day" or "in advance"? Same_Day
Did the embassy schedule your interview or could you walk-in? Embassy Scheduled
Visa issued same day? No
If not whats the waiting period? 24-48 hours (They will give you a ticket with the day and time you can pick up your visa) I believe they only issue fiance/spousal visas on Tuesdays and Thursdays. They tell everyone to come at 2:00, so get there early or you may not get your visa the day you had scheduled.
Is the Medical exam same day as interview? Prior to Interview
Cost of Medical Exam? About CFA 70,000 (25,000 for blood tests, 25,000 for chest x-ray, 10,000 for final visit, 7,000-10,000 for vaccination)
List of doctors? Dr. Hassan Bahsoun Dr. Robert Rahmi

Clinique Casahous 123, Rue Joseph Gomis

Rue de Thiong (Ex Bayeux)

Dakar Dakar

Tel: (221) 33 821 36 14 Tel: (221) 33 821 04 09
How many Passport Photo's Required for the medical? 2
How many Passport Photo's Required at the interview? 2
Estimated waiting time at the consulate on the day of interview? 1-5 hours
Vaccination requirements? If you don't have any vaccination records, they will give you one shot that costs about 7,500 cfa.
Cheap and good hotels near the Consulate? Hotel Farid. Within walking distance of the embassy. Not bad price-wise for downtown Dakar, but I wouldn't stay there for more than one or two nights if you're on a real budget (it's about $60 for a two person room).
Additional Info? The petitioner should make every possible effort to be present at the interview. I was not with my husband and the interview went smoothly so do what is economically feasible for you. Previous members stated that they didn't need photos, but photos were the key to getting my husband's visa. They apparently barely glanced at my phone records, and other evidence though. But please keep in mind that each circumstance is different so bring as much evidence as possible because it is better to be over prepared than under (especially when you are sooo close to the finish line).The embassy policies are ever evolving so make sure you stay ahead.

***Be prepared to pay $165 after the interview. It is a fine print processing fee that MUST be paid AFTER the interview and BEFORE your spouse can leave the country. Your spouse will get a letter with the site you can electronically pay the fee following the interview.****

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