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Consular Systems Upgrade

October 9th, 2015

Due to a consular systems upgrade, consular operations at the U.S. Embassy Tunis will be closed to the public on Friday, October 9, excepting for delivery of previously issued visas and emergency American Citizen Services. For any emergency travel, please look at the instructions on requesting an emergency appointment here, or contact us directly at  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Welcome to the Visa Unit’s Homepage!

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Tunis is responsible for providing visa services to those seeking to enter the United States for a temporary period and for those wishing to take up indefinite or permanent residence in the United States.

For specific information on visas for temporary visitors, please consult the Nonimmigrant Visa  section.  Those who plan to travel to the United States to establish permanent residency, please consult the information in the Immigrant Visa  section of this website.   

    US visas for same-sex spouses

          A same-sex marriage is now valid for immigrant and non-immigrant visa purposes, as long as the marriage is recognized in the “place of celebration.” The validity of a marriage will depend on whether it was legally valid in the place of celebration, rather than the place of domicile.   A same-sex marriage is valid for immigration purposes even if the couple intends ultimately to reside in one of the 37 states that do not recognize same-sex marriages.  The same-sex marriage is valid even if the applicant is applying in a country in which same-sex marriage is illegal.  For more information, please see here

Travel & Tourism in the U.S.

  • Tourism


  • Please monitor Tripoli website for information on resumption of service using the following link:
    We do not know when the Consular section in Tripoli will resume services. 

    Effective April 1st, 2013, the U.S. Embassy in Tunis will no longer accept new non-immigrant visa applications from Libyans residing outside of Tunisia. For more details, please visit the Libyan applicant sections.