U.S. Citizen Services
Welcome to the U.S. Citizen Services homepage for the United States Embassy in Rangoon, Burma. Providing services to U.S. citizens abroad is one of the most important roles of the Embassy. This website provides information on how to contact us and on the services we provide.
ACS Online Appointment System
American Citizens are encouraged to make appointments for services online at the Embassy’s Online Appointment System. It’s fast, easy and convenient. We try to assist all customers during our ACS hours (2:00-3:30pm M-F), but cannot guarantee service to those who fail to make an appointment. American Citizens with emergency needs are not required to make an appointment.
Location & Service Hours
Address: 110 University Ave, Kamayut Township, Rangoon, Burma
Non-emergency hours: 2:00PM to 3:30PM (MON-FRI), except for Embassy Holidays
Phone: (951) 536-509
The Embassy is available 24 hours a day to assist U.S. citizens in emergencies. After hours, or in case of a busy signal when dialing the Consular Office phone number above, dial:
Duty Officer Phone: (95)-(9)-51-24330
24 Hour Embassy Phone: (95)-(1)-500-547
Security is always important at our Embassies and Consulates. When you visit Embassy Rangoon or our Consular Office, please bring your U.S. passport as identification. Our Embassy guards will request to see that identification. If you are a U.S. citizen that has lost your passport, try to contact the Consular Office before coming to the Embassy.
All visitors pass through a metal detector, and your bags will be scanned. Visitors may not bring liquids into the Embassy, but water fountains are available for visitors.
Important Note to all United States citizens traveling to Burma: Although many sanctions have recently been lifted, no Burmese bank accepts traveler's checks and Burmese businesses rarely have capabilities to accept credit cards. While several banks in Burma now accept limited Visa or Master Card ATM card withdrawals, we encourage foreign travelers to enter the country with enough cash to cover all expenses, including unexpected ones. Crisp USD100 bills usually are exchanged at a higher rate than lower denomination, less pristine ones. Myanmar banks are aware of the new USD100 bill design, but smaller money exchange businesses may be unfamiliar with the new bill. Please plan accordingly to ensure a smooth trip.
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