How to get money if you are in a foreign country during an emergency
Find out how you can get money wired or obtain a loan in an emergency abroad from the U.S. State Department or a U.S. embassy. And find out how you can pay your loan back.
If you are outside the U.S. and need money in an emergency, there are a number of ways you can have money sent from a friend or family member. These include:
- Bank transfer
- Credit cards
- Wire transfer
If these options are not possible, the U.S. State Department may be able to help your friend or family member transfer the money.
Look up and contact a U.S. Embassy or consulate to ask about repatriation and evacuation loans.
If you get a repatriation or evacuation loan, you must repay it. Use Pay.gov.
LAST UPDATED: December 6, 2023