Proclamation on Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Persons who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus

Entry of aliens who were present in China, excluding the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau, within 14 days prior to their arrival at the port of entry in the United States is suspended, per Presidential Proclamation.  If you reside in China, have traveled to China recently, or intend to travel to China ... Read More»

Reciprocity Schedule for Equatorial Guinea

Effective January 31, 2020, the reciprocity schedule for Equatorial Guinea will be revised for the following non immigrant visa categories.  This change will decrease the validity or increase the fee for the below categories commensurate to those imposed by the Government of Equatorial Guinea on U.S. citizens.   Class Reciprocity Fee Applications Validity   F1 ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (January 30, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (January 30, 2020) Location:  Equatorial Guinea Event:  There is an ongoing outbreak of pneumonia first identified in Wuhan, China, caused by a novel (new) coronavirus.  The Embassy is not aware of any confirmed cases in Equatorial Guinea.  A January 27 decree by the Government of the Republic of ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Malabo (January 7, 2020)

Location: Equatorial Guinea Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Actions to Take: Keep a low profile. Be aware of your surroundings. Stay ... Read More»

Voting in 2020 U.S. Elections

Registering to Vote and submitting a ballot is fast, easy, and can be done from anywhere in the world! Start by confirming your voter registration with your state.  Some states require absentee voters to register annually so you may need to re-register.  Go to to connect to your state’s voter portal to register to vote, ... Read More»

DS-160 Instructions

Starting February 1, 2020, you must submit fully and correctly completed DS-160s to be allowed entry into the U.S. Embassy for your visa interview.  Correctly completed applications must have: Uploaded photo; U.S. contact name, address, and specific relationship; social media information; Correct visa class; Accurate information on last five U.S. visits to include date and ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Malabo (November 23, 2019)

Location:  Equatorial Guinea Event:  On November 20th, 2019, a ship was attacked by pirates in Equatorial Guinea’s territorial waters.  Security forces have been placed on heightened alert in Malabo and throughout the country. The U.S. Embassy is not aware of any threats to U.S. citizens. Actions to take: Use caution when walking or driving at ... Read More»

A Hispanic American at U.S. Embassy Malabo

I am a Venezuelan American.  That makes me a Hispanic American.  As many of you know, Hispanics are a mix of races:  indigenous people, European, and Sub-Saharan African (not to mention that some of those Europeans [Spaniards] were already mixed with North Africans before they had left Spain).  Prior to the arrival of Europeans, the ... Read More»

Diversity Visa-2021 Now Open

The DV-2021 registration period opened on October 2, 2019, and will close on November 5, 2019.  Applicants can access the electronic DV entry form (E-DV) at the official E-DV website: during the registration period.  DV i Diversity Visa Infographic_10-2019 nstructions also are available on the Department of State’s public webpage at Read More»

Ambassador Susan Stevenson’s 2019 Independence Day Remarks

Ambassador’s Remarks Independence Day Reception La Gaviota Restaurant, Sipopo July 3, 2019 Ministro Delegado de Asuntos Exteriores y Cooperación, Su Excelencia Bonifacio Mitogo Edjang Oficiales del Gobierno de la República de Guinea Ecuatorial, Miembros de la Comunidad Diplomática, Damas y Caballeros, Bienvenidos, Bienvenue, Welcome! Gracias por venir esta tarde para celebrar los 243 años de ... Read More»

Equatorial Guinea to Participate in Humphrey Program for Study in the United States

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to inform you that the Humphrey application is open until August 09, 2019.  Each year approximately 200 Fellows funded by the U.S. Department of State engage in non-degree study and related professional experiences at 18 American universities. Each year approximately 200 Fellows funded by the U.S. Department of State engage ... Read More»

Ambassador’s Welcome Reception Remarks May 8, 2019

Good evening, and welcome to the residence of the U.S. Embassy. Many of you may know the house better than I do!  That’s because it’s your house, too, and a symbol of the importance the United States places on our bilateral cooperation. Thank you officials of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, Ambassadors, ... Read More»

Independence Day Security Alert- U.S. Embassy Malabo, Equatorial Guinea

Location:  Malabo Event:  During the upcoming 50th Anniversary of Independence celebration from October 10-12, Equatoguinean authorities are likely to increase security in Malabo.  During a military parade scheduled for October 12, road blockages are anticipated between Arab Contractors Branch Office to the Paseo and from the President’s Palace to Arab Contractors Branch Office.  Expect an ... Read More»

Embassy Partner Opens Headquarters to Serve Equatoguinean Women

On May 19, Equality and Human Rights for Women in Africa Director Anastasia Nzang Nze inaugurated the organization’s new headquarters and center for training underemployed women.  Anastasia Nzang Nze is a well-known woman’s rights advocate with whom the Embassy has partnered with for outreach events related to women empowerment and countering gender-based violence.  The opening ... Read More»

Passport Fee Increases

Effective April 2, 2018, the passport execution fee will increase from $25 to $35.  The $10 execution fee increase applies to U.S. passport applicants using the DS-11 form including: first-time applicants over age 16, children under age 16, and applicants who reapply after reporting their previous passport lost or stolen. Customers applying with the DS-11 ... Read More»

Equatorial Guinea’s 2371 Implementation Report Response

The government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea has begun its tenure on the United Nations Security Council with important accomplishments to bring peace and stability to a world full of challenges.  Officials are representing their country well.  Nevertheless, members of the United Nations Security Council also must serve as role models and the Equatoguinean ... Read More»

Voting in 2018 U.S. Elections

Your vote counts!  Did you know that many U.S. elections for house and senate seats have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters?  All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot ... Read More»

Improvements to Safety and Security Information

On January 10, 2018, the Department of State made changes to our safety and security information to make it easier to find, understand, and use. Travel Advisories will replace Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts.  Every country will have a Travel Advisory, which will provide one of four standard levels of advice.  The Travel Advisory will give ... Read More»

Holiday Security Reminder

The U.S. Embassy encourages U.S. citizens to maintain a high level of vigilance and bolster their personal security on and around the Equatoguinean public holidays of Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. The U.S. Embassy advises all U.S. citizens to be particularly vigilant around places of worship; locations where large crowds may gather; government facilities; ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Recall of Tainted Imported Liquor Products

The U.S. Embassy alerts U.S. citizens that the Equatorial Guinean government has found toxic substances in liquor products imported from India.  Specifically, two brands of liquor, Goldach and Crown Black, were found to be adulterated and possibly contain methanol instead of ethanol.  These brands have been removed from local stores and are not supposed to ... Read More»

Absentee Voting Week

Absentee Voting Week is September 26-October 3 Be an Active Voter by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2016 U.S. elections and participating in Absentee Voting Week! In many states, the voter registration deadline for the November 2016 elections is October 10.  For some voters this might mean their paper voter registration and ... Read More»

Department of State Human Rights Report: Concerns about Equatorial Guinea

Last month, the Department of State released the annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices.  The Human Rights Reports document the human rights situation in 199 countries and territories around the world.  Every year, diplomats and staff at U.S. embassies and consulates work with human rights activists, governments, non-governmental organizations, and colleagues in Washington to ... Read More»

Voting in 2016 elections

Your vote counts!  Did you know that many U.S. elections for house and senate have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters? All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot receipt ... Read More»

Change in Consular Fees

The Department of State has published an interim final rule that makes changes to the passport book fees and fees related to the relinquishment of nationality. On September 26, 2015, the Department of State lowered the passport book application fee by $20 and raised the passport book security surcharge (enhanced border security fee) by $20 to ... Read More»

Worldwide Caution

1. The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution to provide information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. Recent terrorist attacks, whether by those affiliated with terrorist entities, copycats, or individual perpetrators, serve as a reminder that U.S. citizens need to maintain a ... Read More»
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