American Citizen Services can assist when U.S. citizens in Niger are arrested, are missing, are victims of violent crime, become ill, die, or otherwise need immediate help.
If you have an emergency during business hours, call +227 20-72-26-61 and ask to be connected to the Consular Section or email ConsulateNiamey@state.gov or visit the embassy.
If the main number is unavailable, you may call one of the following alternate numbers:
Please note that non-emergency services are currently suspended due to staffing shortages. If you have an urgent need for an appointment, please email ConsulateNiamey@state.gov.
In the event that your family needs to reach you while you are traveling abroad because of an emergency at home or because they are worried about your welfare, they should call the State Department’s Citizens Emergency Center at 1-888-407-4747 (from the U.S. and Canada) or +1-202-501-4444 (from other countries). The State Department will relay the message to consular officers in the country in which you are traveling. Consular officers will try to locate you, pass on urgent messages, and, consistent with the Privacy Act, report back to your family.
For more information on getting help in an emergency, visit the State Department’s Emergencies Abroad web page.
The U.S. Embassy is located in Niamey on Rue des Ambassades. The Embassy is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Friday.
Appointments for Families
If you have more than one family member to schedule, each family member will need an appointment. If there are no days with enough available appointments to accommodate your family, please schedule as many as possible on the day with the most available appointments. You can then send us an email at ConsulateNiamey@state.gov and explain your situation. We will then do our best to accommodate you.
Information about how to apply for an emergency passport is available by contacting the Consular Section at 20-72-26-61 or by email at ConsulateNiamey@state.gov.
The Public Affairs Section manages press, cultural, and educational activities for the U.S. Embassy in Niamey and is responsible for coordinating U.S. public diplomacy efforts in Niger. The section is housed in the American Cultural Center (ACC) and also includes the American Cultural Center and the Rosa Parks Library. Learn more about our American Spaces.
The Public Affairs Section handles all relations between the Embassy and the media, including Nigerien, U.S., and international journalists. It conducts press conferences, briefings, and interviews; arranges coverage of Embassy programs and activities; organizes dialogues for U.S. officials with their Nigerien counterparts; distributes texts, transcripts, and articles that explain U.S. policies; and informs the Ambassador and the State Department about Nigerien media coverage of issues related to U.S. policies. The Section also manages cultural and educational activities including exchange programs such as the Fulbright & Humphrey fellowship programs and the International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP); U.S. speaker programs; American cultural presentations; and conferences with local experts on issues of mutual U.S.-Nigerien interest. The American Cultural Center is a full-service lending/research library with access to the Internet and multiple on-line databases. It also has an expansive collection of books, periodicals and audio-visual materials available in English and French. American Cultural Center staff are available during regular business hours and by special appointment, to assist with requests for targeted research. They also offer educational advising services for students interested in studying in the United States.
American Cultural Center
Rue de la Tapoa
BP 11201, Niamey, Niger
Address from The United States
Public Affairs Section (PAS) Niamey
2420 Niamey Place
Dulles, VA 20189-2420
Phone: (227) 20-73-31-69 or 20-72-39-41
American Center: Mon & Wed-Sat, 9:00am-12:00 pm (public hours)
Tues mornings & weekday afternoons, 1:00-4:30 pm (by appointment only)
Educational Advising: Thurs & Fri, 3:00-4:30 pm
Key Staff in the Public Affairs Section
The EducationUSA Advisor, based at the American Cultural Center, provides guidance to prospective students, including:
You can meet the EducationUSA Adviser at the American Cultural Center on Mondays and Thursdays from 14:30 to 16:30 or by appointment.
The Foreign Commercial Service office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Commercial Service’s office at the U.S. Embassy is staffed by the State Department and provides information regarding U.S. commercial relations in the Africa, which is available from the U.S.Department of Commerce Africa page.
The Commercial Service exists in order to assist U.S. exporters and investors in international markets. For example, our office can provide U.S. business visitors with counseling, translation services, and direct introductions to key decision makers, with background checks on local companies of interest to potential U.S. investors or joint venture partners, and other useful vehicles.
We welcome U.S. business visitors, as well as local visitors interested in U.S. products, for whom we maintain a commercial library. Please call us at (227) 20-72-26-61 or fax us at (227) 20-73-31-67 for appointments or information.
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