In this section of, you will find information on a wide array of issues that often affect Americans traveling or living abroad.

These include “private matters” such as marriage, divorce, the need for a foreign attorney or for a document to be notarized. Or, you may be looking for information on documenting the birth of an American citizen abroad, acquisition of U.S. citizenship, and matters related to the death abroad of an American citizen.

You will also find information about “public matters” such as our international law obligations with regard to foreign nationals arrested or detained in the United States and other treaty, legal or public policy matters, including Congressional testimony on consular issues.

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