Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General Dubai

(September 16, 2020)

Resumption of Limited Routine Notary Appointments: The U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General in Dubai are now offering limited appointments for routine notary services. To schedule an appointment, please use the online appointment system for Embassy Abu Dhabi or Consulate Dubai.

The Embassy and Consulate continue to offer appointments for other routine services including minor passport renewal, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBAs), and first-time adult passport applications.

Renew U.S. Adult Passports from Home: The U.S. Embassy and U.S. Consulate General are accepting passport renewal applications for eligible adults through Emirates Post. We urge all eligible applicants to take advantage of the new mail-in service. Detailed information can be found here.

Actions to Take: 

-Enroll in STEP at  to receive alerts and ensure you can be located in an emergency.

-Confirm the validity of your travel documents, including passports and visas.

-Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date COVID-19 information.

-For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID19, please see the  CDC’s latest recommendations. 

-Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on for the latest information

-Visit our  Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in the UAE.

-Visit the  Department of Homeland Security’s website   on the latest travel restrictions to the U.S.

-Check with your airlines regarding information about your travel plans or restrictions.


U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi

Embassies District, Plot 38, Sector W59-02, Street No. 4

+971 2 414 2200


U.S. Consulate General Dubai

Sheikh  Khalifa  Bin  Zayed  and Al  Seef  Streets

+971 4 309 4000