U.S. Citizen Services

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.

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 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).

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.

For telephone inquiries please call (216) 71 107 000 Monday to Thursday between 9 AM and 11 AM Press “0” for the operator and ask for American Citizen Services.  You may also contact the American Citizens Services office at LibyaACS@state.gov.

Schedule an Appointment:
Please visit the U.S. Embassy in Tunis website for information about scheduling American Citizen Services appointments.

For security reasons, do not bring luggage–including large backpacks–laptop computers, or large cameras.  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.

Alerts and Messages

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