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last updated on 2020-03-15 by green_rabbit

Phone Number: +221 823 4296 and +221 823 6520
(+221) 78 113 73 95 or (+221) 78 111 07 89
+221 33 879 40 00 (most current number) +221 338 79 4366
E-Mail: Immigrant Visa Inquiries: DakarImmigrantVisa@state.gov Non-immigrant:DakarVisa@state.gov Scheduling Interview (K-1 and expedites) dakarivscheduling@state.gov
Address: Avenue Jean XXIII x Rue Kl�ber
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 Contact Method: For IR-1/CR-1 Immigrant Visa inquiries, email: dakarimmigrantvisa@state.gov
To call to inquire about Immigrant Visa, call: (+221) 33 879 4000 Monday-Thursday 3-4pm only

Email. For K visa applicants, include "K Visa Applicant" and your case number.

Re-scheduling a Missed Immigrant Visa or Initial K-1 Fiance or V-92 Follow-to-Join Appointment

1) Schedule the interview online here.

2) Schedule the interview by email DakarIVscheduling@state.gov.

3) Schedule by calling the call center via a Senegal phone number: (+221) 78 113 73 95 or (+221) 78 111 07 89.

4) Schedule by calling the call center via a United States phone number: 1-703-831-3412.
Approx Waiting Time for Interview After Consulate Recieves NVC Package: Feb 2020: It was a 2 month wait for an open date. Previous info: 2 weeks
Issues Packet 3?
Packet 3 Contains: Feb 2020: I was sent a link to https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Supplements/Supplements_by_Post/DKR-Dakar.html and no Packet 3.

Previous info:
Packet 3 is no longer available online. They e-mailed me (the petitioner) Packet 3 and Packet 4

You will need:
Birth certificates
Marriage Certificate
Divorce certificates
Military service information
Police certificates
DS-156 x 2
DS 230
DS 260 confirmation page

Several photos of you and your fiance(e)/spouse
Completed medical results
Issues Packet 4? No
Packet 4 Contents (if known): Packet 3 and packet 4 are now electronically combined.
Forms to Consulate? None, bring them with you to the embassy on the day of your interview.
Other Forms (if any)?
Direct Consular Filing Offered? No
If DCF Allowed: For all or only US citizen lawfully resident in country?
Can fiance(e)/spouse attend interview? Yes
Visa fee payment "same day" or "in advance"? Advance
Did embassy schedule interview or could you walk-in? Embassy Scheduled
Visa issued same day? No
If not what's 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 70,000 CFA (35,000 for consultation, 5,000 for blood tests, 45,000 for chest x-ray, 7,000-10,000 for vaccination)
This does not include the estimated 30,000 CFA for transportation to each location.
List of doctors? Approved Physicians


Dr. Hassan Bahsoun
Clinique Casahous
Rue de Thiong
Tel: (221) 33 821 36 14

Dr. Robert Rahmi
123, Rue Joseph Gomis
(Ex Bayeux)
Tel: (221) 33 821 04 09

Dr. Rakieh El Hadi
57, Rue Dr. Thèze
Tel: (221) 33 822 2321


Dr. Ben Baba
Clinique Pasteur
4ème/5ème Avenue & Blvd
B.P. 1435
Tel: +224 628 21 2876
Mobile: +224 664 28 9121


Dr. Ayo Palmer
Westfield Clinic
54 Kombo Sillah Highway
Tel: +220 439 2213
Mobile: +220 367 9305
How many Passport Photo's Required for the medical? 4
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 between 7,000-10,000 CFA. If you go to Dr. Kane's office, you will have to pick up the requested vaccine yourself.
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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