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Important U.S. Citizen Services Information

Payment Methods & Details

For in-person appointments at the U.S. Embassy Antananarivo Madagascar:

  • Payment in U.S. Dollars, Malagasy Ariary, debit cards or by credit cards only. *Please be prepared to pay with cash in case the credit card verification system is temporarily unavailable.
  • We do not accept, personal checks, or postal orders.

Appointments & Locations

Location & Information

U.S. Embassy Antananarivo, Madagascar
Lot 207 A Andranoro , Antehiroka
105 Antananarivo – Madagascar
Tel: (+261) 33 44 320 00
Fax: (+261) 33 44 320 35

CRBA Appointment Information
  1. Do not schedule a CRBA appointment using our online appointment system.
  2. Review our  CRBA Checklist
  3. Form DS-2029
  4. Send a scanned copy of the completed CRBA Checklist and all relevant documents on the checklist to the following address AntanACS@state.gov
  5. Once our staff receives and reviews your documents and verifies that your application is complete, we will contact you to offer an appointment.  If anything is missing from the application packet, we will contact you with further instructions.
  6. The child and both parents must be present for the interview. The U.S. citizen parent’s attendance can be especially helpful if there are any questions about his or her meeting the physical presence requirements.
  7. If you are applying for your child’s U.S. passport at the same time as applying for the CRBA, both parents should appear.  Alternately, non-appearing parent(s) must provide a signed and notarized DS-3053 Statement of Consent regarding passport  application.
  8. Bring all original documents to your appointment.  Even if you have already sent us copies of a document, you will need to bring the original with you, along with the translated version if the document is not in English language. See here the list of accredited translators and interpreters in Madagascar.
  9. If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, send an email to AntanACS@state.gov in advance of the appointment date.

Link about more information regarding CRBA How to Replace or Amend a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) (state.gov)

Security Information


We strongly advise visitors to arrive 15 minutes before their scheduled appointment time.  In some cases we may not be able to accommodate visitors who arrive more than 15 minutes late.   Please allow for at least five minutes to complete the required security screening at the Consular entrance to the Embassy compound across from the Jovena gas station.


Due to security concerns and space limitations, the U.S. Embassy does not allow interested parties such as friends, relatives, attorneys, or business contacts to attend a visa interview with an applicant.

All U.S. Embassy visitors and their personal belongings must pass through a security screening before entering the Embassy compound.  For reasons of safety and security, visitors may not bring the following prohibited items onto the Embassy compound:

    • Cell phones, computers, and other electronic devices;
      Note: Cell phones may be stored securely at the Consular entrance for the duration of your visit but there is limited storage for other electronic items.
    • Media devices such as CDs, thumb drives, SD cards, headphones, speakers, etc.;
    • Cameras or video equipment, or other recording devices;
    • Flashlights;
    • Lighters and matches;
    • Knives and other sharp objects;
    • Other weapons or any item which can be used as a weapon;
    • Purses and bags larger than 18” x 18”; and
    • Liquids, gels, aerosols, oils, lotions, or powder (see exceptions below).

This list is not all-inclusive and security officials reserve the right to deny entry of items determined to be unsafe or a threat to security.

The following items are permitted:

    • Medical devices (please declare prior to screening);
    • Small quantities of make-up;
    • Small quantities of baby formula, baby food, and milk;
    • Small quantities of diapers;
    • Belts;
    • Watches;
    • Keys;
    • Non-liquid medications; and
    • Baby carriers or strollers that are small enough to pass through an x-ray machine.

Reasonable Accommodation

If you need reasonable accommodation for your appointment, we encourage you to request your accommodation immediately once you schedule your appointment. We make every effort to provide accommodations to persons with disabilities and medical conditions. Reasonable accommodations vary, depending on the situation and the person’s needs.
Examples of accommodations include, but are not limited to:

    • If you require a private appointment due to a medical condition or disability, we may schedule an alternative time for you to come in for your interview.
    • If you or your child has special needs that requires a private appointment in a quiet space without distractions, we may schedule an alternative time for you or your family to come in for your interview.
    • If you are unable to speak, you may be allowed to respond to questions in an agreed-upon nonverbal manner such as using pen and paper.
    • If you are deaf or hard of hearing, you may bring a sign language interpreter to translate during the interview if needed.
    • If you have low vision, we may provide you with communications in large print.

If you are unable to provide fingerprints because of a medical condition, including birth defects, physical deformities, skin conditions, you may qualify for a fingerprint waiver for certain fingers.

  • Interview waivers are only granted in extreme situations, such as having a medical condition that requires flying in an air ambulance.

The waiting room of the Consular Section and its restroom is wheelchair-accessible.

Please contact us at AntanVisa@state.gov for more information or to request reasonable accommodation.