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U.S. Citizen Services

Travel Warning: July 26, 2014

The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all travel to Libya and recommends that U.S. citizens currently in Libya depart immediately. On July 26, the U.S. Embassy suspended all embassy operations in Libya and relocated staff, due to ongoing violence between Libyan militias in the immediate vicinity of the Embassy.  read more >>

American Citizen Services

To make an appointment with the American Citizen Services Section, please visit the following site:

U.S. Embassy Tripoli American Citizen Services' ability to assist U.S. citizens is limited.  We are available by phone from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Sunday through Thursday at 091-379-4560 (218-91-379-4560 if dialing from outside Libya).  For after-hour American citizen emergencies, call 091-220-5203 (218-91-220-5203 if dialing from outside Libya). 

 These phone numbers are provided for U.S. citizen services only.  If you have other inquiries, please send an email to

U.S. citizens traveling to, or remaining in, Libya should use extreme caution and limit nonessential travel within the country, make their own contingency emergency plans, enroll their presence in Libya through the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP), and provide their current contact information and next-of-kin or emergency contact information. 

For information on "What the Department of State Can and Can't Do in a Crisis," please visit the Bureau of Consular Affairs' Emergencies and Crisis. Up-to-date information on security can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or, for callers outside the United States and Canada, on a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).

For further information, U.S. citizens should consult the Department of State's Country Specific Information for Libya . Stay up to date by bookmarking our Bureau of Consular Affairs website , which contains the current Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts as well as the Worldwide Caution. Follow us on Twitter <> and the Bureau of Consular Affairs page on Facebook as well. You can also download our free Smart Traveler App, available through iTunes and the Android market to have travel information at your fingertips.

How to Get to the Embassy, Map and Directions.

The U.S. Embassy is near the Airport Road.