Tips on Visiting the U.S. Embassy in Sarajevo

Tips to make your trip to the Embassy easy and fast:

  • Only applicants with scheduled appointments can come into the Embassy.  Children under 18 years of age may be accompanied by a parent or guardian and assistants may accompany the disabled.
  • Arrive approximately 15 minutes before the time on your appointment confirmation.
  • Please limit what you bring to the Embassy because we have limited storage space.  We cannot store the following items, which we recommend you leave at home:
    • Weapons or tools
    • Large electronic items, such as laptops or larger
  • You can’t bring large backpacks or electronic equipment (e.g., cell phones, etc.) into the Embassy.  Be prepared with the information and papers you need for your appointment.
  • Most trips to the Consular Section require less than 30 minutes.
  • There is no parking available at the Embassy.  There are a number of commercial facilities around the Embassy.
  • You don’t need an appointment to pick up your new passport or Report of Birth Abroad.
  • If you only need information, we highly recommend that you contact us by email ( for all inquiries related to a visa, for all inquiries related to U.S. Citizen Services.)
  • Bring enough money for your appointment.  You can pay for all services, except for nonimmigrant visas, with a credit card.  And we accept U.S. dollars or Bosnian marks for all services!
  • Before your appointment, take one last look at the required documents for your service.  We love to finish your service after just one trip!