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Important Citizen Services Information


Preferred application form format: Email scanned PDFs to TunisACSAppointments@state.gov

Payment Methods & Details

The American Citizen Services (ACS) office of the Consular Section at U.S. Embassy Tunis accepts payment in cash or credit card, in US dollars or Tunisian Dinars. The Consular Section does not accept personal checks nor Libyan dinar for payment of any consular fees..

Appointments & Locations

The American Citizen Services (ACS) office of the Consular Section at U.S. Embassy Tunis provides information and assistance to U.S. citizens in Libya.  This office provides passport and citizenship services as well as birth registrations for U.S. citizen children born abroad.

Please visit the U.S. Embassy in Tunis website for information about scheduling American Citizen Services appointments. Please note that we do not accept walk-in appointments.

Security guards will hold small tourist cameras and cell phones until you depart the Embassy, but there is no storage available for luggage, large backpacks, laptop computers, or large cameras—please do not bring them to the Embassy.

Please see these additional tips for a smooth visit before your appointment here.

Additional Information

On July 26, 2014 the U.S. Embassy suspended all embassy operations in Libya and relocated staff due to civil unrest.  The U.S. Embassy in Tripoli remains closed, and the security situation in Libya remains unpredictable and unstable.  Please review the Travel Advisory for Libya.

The Department of State continues to advise U.S. citizens to not go to Libya and strongly recommends that U.S. citizens remaining in Libya depart immediately.

The Department of State reminds all American citizens traveling to or living in Libya to enroll with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate at this link: Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).

For non-emergency issues and questions, please email LibyaACS@state.gov.  In an emergency, please contact the U.S. Embassy Tunis via the main switchboard at +216 71-107-000.

Reasonable Accommodation

If you need reasonable accommodation for your appointment, we encourage you to request your accommodation immediately once you schedule your appointment. We make every effort to provide accommodations to persons with disabilities and medical conditions. Reasonable accommodations vary, depending on the situation and the person’s needs.
Examples of accommodations include, but are not limited to:

    • If you require a private appointment due to a medical condition or disability, we may schedule an alternative time for you to come in for your interview.
    • If you or your child has special needs that requires a private appointment in a quiet space without distractions, we may schedule an alternative time for you or your family to come in for your interview.
    • If you are unable to speak, you may be allowed to respond to questions in an agreed-upon nonverbal manner such as using pen and paper.
    • If you are deaf or hard of hearing, you may bring a sign language interpreter to translate during the interview if needed.
    • If you have low vision, we may provide you with communications in large print.

If you are unable to provide fingerprints because of a medical condition, including birth defects, physical deformities, skin conditions, you may qualify for a fingerprint waiver for certain fingers.

  • Interview waivers are only granted in extreme situations, such as having a medical condition that requires flying in an air ambulance.

The waiting room of the Consular Section and its restroom is wheelchair-accessible.