U.S. Department of State Resources

The U.S. Department of State (USDOS) provides information about preparing to go abroad, with current travel warnings and exchange rates, relevant country-specific information and what to 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 your travel for free 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 USDOS 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.

Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC)
Global security news and reports.

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

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

Road Safety
Information and tips about road safety abroad.