U.S. Embassy Sana’a “Super Saturday” Event hosted by Ambassador Matthew H. Tueller and Consular Staff Responds to the Needs of American Citizens in Ye

June 22, 2014

SANA’A — U.S. Ambassador to Yemen Matthew H. Tueller, along with Embassy Sana’a Consular staff, hosted a special weekend event to register the births of children born in Yemen who are eligible for American citizenship. Embassy Consular staff volunteers opened their doors for the June 21st “Super Saturday” to assist more than 120 Americans and Yemeni-American dual nationals residing in Yemen complete Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) forms to document the U.S. citizenship of their children.

The U.S. Embassy’s Consular Section organized this Super Saturday event in order to begin processing an expected 7,000 CRBAs in 2014. Of all Embassy services requested by American citizens in Yemen, CRBA applications are in highest demand.

Due to the Embassy’s operating status over the last year, Consular officers hosted the event to meet a higher than normal demand for appointments in recent months. Meanwhile, the Consular Section continues taking steps to increase overall capacity.

These “newest” American citizens – some of whom came to the event from areas throughout Yemen — also met U.S. Ambassador to Yemen Matthew H. Tueller, who greeted the families and listened to their concerns. “We welcome this opportunity to assist the Yemeni American community, and are excited to have all of these new American citizens here with us today,” said Ambassador Tueller. “With 7,000 new CRBA reports expected this year, we hope that this will contribute to the already strong Yemeni-American relationship our countries and people enjoy today.”

The U.S. Embassy in Sana’a serves more than 73,000 American citizens residing in Yemen. The Embassy’s Consular Section provides a full range of Consular services, including the issuing of visas, notarization of documents, the welfare and whereabouts verification for American citizens, passport renewals, CRBAs, Consular reports of death and assistance in returning to the United States.

To request U.S. Embassy Sana’a Consular Services: 

• U.S. citizens requiring citizenship services can book an appointment via our website at yemen.usembassy.gov. U.S. citizens requiring emergency Consular services should contact the Embassy duty officer at +967-1-755-2000 (press 0 for extension). The Embassy Duty Officer is unable to answer visa questions.

• Petitioners or beneficiaries inquiring about the status of an immigrant visa application, or applicants in need of green card renewal services, can email IVSanaa@state.gov. Immigrant visa appointments are scheduled through the National Visa Center in Portsmouth, NH. If your case has not yet been scheduled for an appointment, you can contact the National Visa Center at nvcinquiry@state.gov for an updated case status.

• To apply for a non-immigrant visa (for tourism, business, family visits, or study), please schedule an appointment through our website: yemen.usembassy.gov. If you have an urgent need to travel to the United States, please email NIVSanaa@state.gov to explain your situation. If your situation merits a true emergency, we will do our best to schedule you for an expedited appointment