The Overseas Citizens Services Office (The U.S. State Department)
The State Department's Office of American Citizen Services and Crisis Management (ACS) supports the work of our overseas embassies and consulates in providing emergency services to Americans traveling or living abroad. They also assist in non-emergency matters of birth, identity, passport, citizenship, registration, judicial assistance, and estates. ACS can facilitate the transfer of funds overseas to assist U.S. citizens in need, repatriate the remains of loved ones who have died overseas, assist victims of crime, and help U.S. citizens who are detained in foreign prisons. In other words, ACS is here to assist you and your family whenever and wherever they can.
ACS also administers a repatriation loan program to bring home destitute Americans. They operate a 24-hour Duty Officer Program and Crisis Response Teams who work on task forces convened to deal with natural or man-made disasters.
Overseas Citizen Services: Call 1-888-407-4747 from the United States
Call 202-501-4444 from abroad