Whoops: US Embassy in Cairo tells Sudanese student who wants to study in America to contact closed US Embassy in Khartoum

Our government can’t get its act together at home, so it’s not much of a stretch to assume it’s a mess abroad, too. Still, this is pretty ridiculous. The U.S. Embassy in Cairo, rather infamous now for tweeting things it shouldn’t, advised a Sudanese student seeking to study in the U.S. to contact the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum in order to obtain a visa. Just one problem: the embassy in Khartoum has been closed since September.


Special Announcement: Update November 12, 2012: All visa services at the U. S. Embassy in Khartoum are still suspended until further notice.

On September 14, 2012 protestors attacked the U. S. Embassy in Khartoum, Sudan. For security reasons the Consular Section is closed to the public until further notice. The Embassy regrets the inconvenience this temporary suspension causes for persons wishing to visit the United States. At this time, we do not know when the U. S. Embassy will resume Consular and visa services. Please monitor our website for information on resumption of service.

The student quickly discovered that Cairo’s help wasn’t all that helpful:

Cairo responded by providing information about protocol for Egyptian students:

So, basically, all Mustafa needs to do is become an Egyptian citizen. And then he’ll be all set! Thanks, U.S. government!

  • TocksNedlog

    The U.S. Embassy in Cairo: This just has NOT been their year.

  • TocksNedlog

    Perhaps Dinesh D’Souza can help this young man; you know, when he’s not busy doing other things, LIKE PAYING FOR AN OPERATION FOR BARACK OBAMA’S NEPHEW IN KENYA.

  • BorderLine Guy

    I assume that idiot from mid-Sept that decided to poke the Muslim Brotherhood with a stick lost their job, but it appears they’ve replaced him/her with another genius.

    • Turning Leaves

      Why would you assume that the “idiot from mid-Sept” got fired? I don’t think he slept with Paula Broadwell or one of the Khawam twins.

  • walterc

    If the embassy in Kartoum can’t help you, try the consulate in Benghazi.
    Bunch of idiots running our government top to bottom.