How can i reach the Embassy of Lesotho in Washington DC to apply visa?

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The Lesotho Embassy is in Washington, DC, with H. E. Sankatana Gabriel Maja serving as the Ambassador. The Embassy of Lesotho offers many services to the Lesotho citizen as well as for other citizens in the United States, such as Lesotho passport renewal, emergency passport Issuing, attestation certificates, Lesotho visa requirements for Diplomatic and official passport holders, etc.

To know more, please visit:

2511 Massachusetts, N.W. Washinton, DC. 20008.
Tel: 1-202-797-5533

Businessman holding card of lesotho flag

To allow for more ease of use and access, the embassy/Consulate has established multiple consulates across the country to offer its services seamlessly.

What are the primary task activities performed by the Embassy/Consulate of Lesotho located in Washington, DC, USA?

The embassy/Consulate assists travelers from the United States to Lesotho, and vice versa. It also plays a main role in the educational exchange program, science, and technical development, arts, and culture sponsored by the Lesotho government.

What are the other services offered by the Lesotho consulate/ Embassy in Washington, DC?

Community Services: Embassy dealing with aiding the distressed Lesotho woman, community welfare societies providing help to Lesotho diaspora, registration of new organization with Lesotho Embassy, transportation of mortal remains to Lesotho with due respect, sending and receiving legal documents/summons through Embassy

Commerce: Businessnews services, appointing Commercial representative, aiding the establishment of new businesses in the USA, maintaining regulation of both export and import in coordination with USA authorities,  promotion of Lesotho exporters and manufacturers in the USA, promoting Investing in Lesotho, publishing list of exhibition and trade fair in Lesotho

Education: Publishing Lesotho centric activities in university and schools, providing no objection certificate to students for study in Lesotho, registration of Lesotho student aboard, study in Lesotho promotion activities, doing a student exchange program, giving science and technology-related opportunities, academic research collaborations        

What type of passport services are provided by the Lesotho Embassy/Consulate?

The primary purposes of travel to the United States by Lesotho nationals are tourism, higher education, employment, and other activities (such as parents visiting children, business events, etc.). In the United States, any foreign resident needs to possess a valid travel document, or the traveler will be deported to their home country. If the travel documents, such as a passport, got expired or were lost, the embassy would work to provide new records to the traveler and issue an emergency Lesotho passport based on the travel need of the applicant.

How many Lesotho consulates/Embassy is in the United States to serve travelers?

The Lesotho Embassy in Washington, DC (address listed above) along with two consulates/Embassy spread across the country to aid travelers to and from Lesotho.

Address of Lesotho Consulate in New Orleans

Honorary Consulate of Lesotho – New Orleans  

4 Grand Teton Court

New Orleans, Louisiana 70131

Address of Lesotho Consulate in Austin

Honorary Consulate of Lesotho – Austin

7400 Valburn Drive,

Austin, TX 78731

Does a consulate operate out of Washington, DC Consulate/embassy?

There is no separate Consular Address in Washington, DC. Both Embassy and Consular service office located in the same address

Can a traveler submit travel documents to the Lesotho Embassy/Consulate in Washington, DC?

Yes. Applicant can visit Lesotho visa application centre for submission of documents, they must be submitted by visiting the Lesotho Embassy/Consulate in Washinton, DC, In the case of an Lesotho e visa, a visit is not mandatory to the embassy, consulate, or Lesotho authorised visa agent.

Can a traveler collect travel documents from the Lesotho Embassy/Consulate in Washington, DC?

Yes, you must visit the Lesotho Embassy/Consulate in Washington DC, to collect the documents. For Lesotho electronic visa, you don’t require to visit.

On which holidays is the Embassy/Consulate closed?

The list of holidays the Lesotho Embassy in Washinton DC, observes can be found at the link below.

Is there a FAQ related to the Embassy and Consulates?

Visa Related FAQ:

Does Lesotho provide any E-visa?

Yes, there are four types of E-visa offered by Lesotho as following

  1. USA to Lesotho Business E-Visa Single Entry
  2. USA to Lesotho Tourist E-Visa Single Entry
  3. USA to Lesotho Business E-Visa Multiple Entry
  4. USA to Lesotho Tourist E-Visa Multiple Entry

What does Visa-Free Score for Lesotho Passport mean? 

To visit visa-free countries, Lesotho passport accumulates points that decide the visit without a visa or to obtain a visa on arrival.

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