U.S. Embassy Permanently Suspends Routine American Citizen and Routine Visa Services in Lesotho

Maseru, Lesotho, May 28, 2021: The United States Embassy has permanently suspended routine American citizen services and visa application processing in Maseru.  These services will be transferred to U.S. Consulate General Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa.

Although routine services for U.S. citizens, such as passport renewals and notarial services, will move to U.S. Consulate General Johannesburg, the U.S. Embassy in Maseru will continue to support U.S. citizens in need of emergency assistance in Lesotho.

Lesotho citizens seeking a nonimmigrant or a “visitor visa” for tourism and business travel to the United States must apply via the Consular Section of the U.S. Consulate General in Johannesburg.  Only diplomatic visa categories will be processed in Maseru.  All immigrant visas categories will continue to be processed by the U.S. Consulate General in Johannesburg.

If you have questions regarding Consular services in Lesotho or require additional information, please visit the U.S. Citizen Services and Visa pages on Embassy Maseru’s official website and follow the Embassy on Twitter and Facebook.