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  • Limited Consular Services - April 8 to May 5

    Limited Consular Services - April 8 to May 5

    Because of administrative reasons, we will not be able to offer any visa services or routine services to U.S. citizens from April 8, 2014 until May 5, 2014. We will continue to offer emergency service to U.S. citizens during this time.

  • American Center Deputy Fitwi Ghezai welcome Education Minister Semere Rossom

    Chargé d’affaires Sue Bremner

    and American Center Deputy Fitwi Ghezai welcome Education Minister Semere Rossom to the American Center booth at the annual Asmara Book Fair, March 24, 2014.

  • Our 2014 Book Fair display

    Our 2014 Book Fair display

  • Our 2014 Book Fair booth

    Our 2014 Book Fair booth

  • Addressing Climate Change: A Top U.S. Priority

    Addressing Climate Change: A Top U.S. Priority

    “The global climate challenge is about opportunity, security, even our very survival in the long term.” - Secretary of State John Kerry

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  • Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2013

    Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2013

    As we mark the 65th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights this year, the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices highlight the continued pursuit of “free and equal dignity in human rights” in every corner of the world.

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    Honoring Sudanese Singer Mohamed Wardi

    Embassy staff teamed up with Asmara's Peacebuilding Center to honor the life and music of the Sudanese singer Mohamed Wardi April 12. Wardi's son, Abdel Wahab Wardi, conducted a mixed group of musicians from Eritrea, Sudan and South Sudan who collectively celebrated the triumph of music over the divides of race, language, tribalism, politics and civil war.

    Click here to view the photo gallery 

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Education USA

  • EducationUSA

    Home to the world's best colleges and universities. Contact Educational Advisor in Asmara for guidance on finding and applying to an accredited U.S. college or university.

Consular Information

  • Emergency Contact
    Emergency Contact
    If you are an American citizen with an afterhours emergency, please call the Embassy switchboard at (291)1-12-00-04.  Inform them that you have an Emergency and need to speak with the DUTY OFFICER immediately.

    For nonemergency issues please contact us at (291)1-12-00-04 ext. 2411 Monday through Thursday, 8:00am – 6:00pm; Fridays 8:00am – 12:00 noon or via e-mail at ConsularAsmara@state.gov

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  • The Embassy is closed on all official U.S. and Eritean Holidays.