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American Citizen Services at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate

U.S. Embassies and Consulates worldwide can help U.S. citizens with a wide variety of services. They fall into two major categories, emergency and non-emergency (routine or regular). There are many services that many U.S. citizens request but that the U.S. Embassy/Consulate unfortunately cannot provide. Please note that when you are in a foreign country, you must follow that country’s laws.

Emergency Services

  • Visiting U.S. citizens in jail following an arrest
  • Missing persons / Welfare
  • Assisting victims of violent crime
  • Assisting families and friends after the death of a U.S. citizen
  • Medical emergencies
  • Loss or theft of passport
  • Denial of freedom to travel
  • Financial emergencies
  • Assisting U.S. children and families involved in an abduction
  • Destitution

Any similar situations of an emergency nature.

Non-Emergency Services

  • Consular report of birth to U.S. citizen abroad
  • Federal benefits
  • Routine passport matters, such as renewal
  • Add visa pages
  • Help register to vote in U.S. elections
  • Provide information on safety and security in a foreign country
  • Provide routine notary services
  • Check on the welfare of U.S. citizens
  • Assist U.S. children and families involved in custody, support, and other cases
  • Provide assistance to recipients of Social Security and other U.S. federal benefits

Services Not Available

  • Providing physical protection to you or your family
  • Searching for missing baggage
  • Discussing visa cases (This may be available in some embassies or consulates.)
  • Settling disputes with hotel managers or landlords
  • Finding employment, residence, or schools for you or your family
  • Paying your debts or fines
  • Sorting out property disputes
  • Interfering in judicial proceedings
  • Arranging release from U.S. military service obligations
  • Demanding that an American be released from jail
  • Performing marriage ceremonies
  • Offering legal advice
  • Offering translation services
  • Providing postal services

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