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Information for U.S. Citizens in the Middle East

Intercountry Adoption


Country Information

Equatorial Guinea

Equatorial Guinea
Republic of Equatorial Guinea
Exercise Increased Caution

Reissued with obsolete COVID-19 page links removed.

Exercise increased caution in Equatorial Guinea due to an outbreak of Marburg virus disease in the mainland area of the country.

The Government of Equatorial Guinea declared an outbreak of Marburg virus disease (MVD) on February 13, 2023. The CDC has issued a Level 2 Travel Health Notice for MVD in Equatorial Guinea.

The U.S. Embassy in Malabo has temporarily restricted U.S. government employee travel to the mainland region due to an outbreak of MVD. The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Equatorial Guinea

Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Equatorial Guinea.

If you decide to travel to Equatorial Guinea:


Hague Convention Participation

Hague Adoption Convention Country?
Are Intercountry Adoptions between this country and the United States possible?
Intercountry adoptions to the United States from Equatorial Guinea and from the United States to Equatorial Guinea are possible.

Hague Convention Information

Equatorial Guinea is not a party to the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (Hague Adoption Convention or Convention). 

The Judicial Secretary at the Family Court at the Ministry of Justice confirmed that intercountry adoption is not allowed from Equatorial Guinea to the United States. U.S. citizen prospective adoptive parents living in Equatorial Guinea who would like to adopt a child from the United States or from a third country should contact Equatorial Guinea’s Ministry of Justice, Religious Affairs, and Penitentiary Institutions.  See contact information below.

Please visit the Department of State’s country page for more information on travelling to Equatorial Guinea and the U.S. Embassy Malabo’s website for information on consular services.

Contact Information


Equatorial Guinea does not have a designated adoption authority. We encourage you to consult with the Embassy of Equatorial Guinea to the United States for information on how to proceed and with the Ministry of Justice, Religious Affairs, and Penitentiary Institutions.

Embassy of Equatorial Guinea
2020 16th Street, NW, Washington DC 20009
Tel: (202) 518-5700
Fax: (202) 518-5252

U.S. Embassy in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea
Address: U.S. Embassy Malabo
Malabo II Highway (between the headquarters of Sonagas and the offices of the United Nations)
Tel: (+240) 333 09 57 41

Office of Children’s Issues
U.S. Department of State
2201 C Street, NW
Washington, DC 20520
Tel: 1-888-407-4747

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
For questions about filing a Form I-600A application or a Form I-600 petition:

USCIS National Benefits Center (NBC)
Tel: 1-877-424-8374 (toll free); 1- 913-275-5480 (local); Fax:1- 913-21-5808

For general questions about immigration procedures:
USCIS Contact Center
1-800-375-5283 (TTY 1-800-767-1833)

Last Updated: March 6, 2020

Assistance for U.S. Citizens

U.S. Embassy Malabo
Carretera Malabo II
Malabo, Guinea Ecuatorial
+(240) 333-095-741
+(240) 555-516-008
No Fax

Equatorial Guinea Map