Burundi is party to the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (Hague Adoption Convention).  Intercountry adoption processing in Hague countries is done in accordance with the requirements of the Convention; the U.S. implementing legislation, the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000 (IAA); and the IAA’s implementing regulations, as well as the implementing legislation and regulations of Burundi.

Prospective adoptive parents therefore should expect to finalize the adoption in Burundi and for the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi to only issue IH-3 visas to Burundian children who are legally adopted in Burundi.

All Immigrant Visa processing for Burundi, including adoptions, is done by the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi. Therefore prospective adoptive parents should expect to work with the U.S. Embassy Nairobi instead of the U.S. Embassy Bujumbura.

For more information on intercountry adoptions in Burundi visit State Department Information on Adoptions in Burundi