The US State Department’s Office of American Citizen Services and Crisis Management (ACS) will work with the overseas embassies and consulates to provide emergency services to Americans abroad. Help is available to send money overseas to assist U.S. citizens, repatriate the remains of loved ones who have died, assist victims of crime, and help U.S. citizens who are detained in foreign prisons. ACS also administers a repatriation loan program to bring home destitute Americans. We operate a 24-hour Duty Officer Program.

We also work on task forces convened to deal with natural or man-made disasters.