How to get emergency assistance if you are in a foreign country
Find out what emergency help you can get from the U.S. Department of State if you are a U.S. citizen abroad.
If you are a U.S. citizen who needs assistance outside the U.S., find and contact the nearest U.S. embassy for help with:
- Foreign crises and natural disasters
- Lost or stolen passports
- Medical emergencies
- Crime or arrest
- Missing persons
- Parental child abductions
- Death abroad
Read answers to frequently asked questions about how the Department of State can and cannot help U.S. citizens in a foreign crisis.
LAST UPDATED: October 31, 2023