U.S. Department of State Resources

The U.S. Department of State (USDOS) provides information about everything from preparing to go abroad, with current travel warnings and exchange rates, to what you do if an emergency arises. Check out USDOS Traveler for links to information about passports, visas, country-specific information, and more.

Know Before You Go

International Travel Homepage
Tips, requirements, and general travel information

Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)
Register at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in the country you plan on visiting

Passport Information
Current information about applying for or renewing your passport

Travel Tips
Tips and information to help avoid difficulties while traveling abroad

Students Abroad
Specialized information from the Department of State for students studying abroad

Directory of Embassies and Consulates

Locate U.S. embassies and consulates by region.

U.S. Department of State Fact Sheets By Country

View country specific information such as travel advisories, news updates, political agreements, and economic agreements.

Safety, Advisories, Emergencies

U.S. Department of State Travel Advisories
Resource for researching travel risks to specific countries

American Citizen Services and Crisis Management
Provides emergency services to Americans traveling or living abroad

Road Safety
Information and tips about road safety overseas

OSAC Travel Safety Reference Guide
Travel safety reference guide with lists of best practices for planning safe travel abroad

Overseas Security Advisory Council
Global security news and reports