Citizenship Services

If you are an American citizen requiring emergency assistance after business hours, please contact the US Embassy duty officer at (597) 710-1112. This number is NOT for visa inquiries. No visa inquiries will be answered on this number. During business hours (Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.), please call our general number (597) 556-700 and follow the voice menu instructions for the emergency U.S. citizen services option.

The US Embassy’s consular section provides non-emergency services (including routine passport, registration and notary services) by appointment on Fridays from 08:00 to 11:00 a.m.  To schedule an appointment please click here.

For more information, please contact the consular section by email at

U.S. citizenship may be acquired either at birth or through naturalization subsequent to birth.  Persons born outside of the U.S. may acquire U.S. citizenship under certain circumstances. For more information please read the Department of State information on Acquisition of U.S. Citizenship.

To read more about transmitting U.S. citizenship to children born to an American citizen parent in Suriname or French Guiana, please click here

Renunciations of U.S. citizenship are accepted at the U.S. Embassy by appointment only. Please contact the American Citizen Services at for more information or to schedule an appointment.

For more information on renunciation of U.S. citizenship please visit the Department of State website.