Local Resources for U.S. Citizens

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  1. Local Resources
  2. Emergency Assistance
  3. Legal Assistance
  4. Medical Assistance
  5. Notaries Public

Please note: The Department of State assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the entities or individuals whose names appear on the following lists. Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by the Department or the U.S. government. Names are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance. The information on the list is provided directly by the local service providers; the Department is not in a position to vouch for such information.

This section provides information on specific consular services available to American citizens in Canada. For further details, please select one of the links above.

Traveling abroad doesn’t have to be confusing if you know the right things before you go. In this section, we aim to provide you with the essentials if you are planning on traveling abroad.

However, in order to consult the most recent and updated information, we advise you to have a look at http://travel.state.gov/, the website the U.S. Department of State has designed especially to make American travelers aware of the requirements to be fulfilled and the cautions to be heeded when undertaking a trip abroad.

Please note that all citizen services require an appointment. To book an appointment, please use the State Department ACS Appointment System.

The following individuals, institutions or hospitals (PDF 201 KB) have informed the Embassy that they are qualified to practice in the categories specified. Some speak English. The Embassy assumes no responsibility for the professional ability or integrity of the individuals, institutions or hospitals listed herein.

The local airlines approved for use by personnel under Chief of Mission authority are listed below. There have been no changes made since the list was last published on August 12, 2016

  1. Congo Airways
  2. flyCAA (Compagnie Africaine D’Aviation) Airbus 321 operated flights only
  3. Aviation Sans Frontiere France (ASF-FRANCE)
  4. KINAVIA
  5. Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF)
  6. United Nations High Committee for Refugees (UNHCR)
  7. United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS)
  8. MONUSCO
  9. European Commission Humanitarian (ECHO) Flight

Health professionals are concerned that the continued spread of a highly pathogenic avian influenza virus among animals (mainly poultry) in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Europe has the potential to significantly threaten human health. If highly pathogenic avian influenza, such as the H5N1 subtype, mutates and spreads easily from one person to another, influenza could break out globally, and lead to a pandemic. While there are no reports of sustained human-to-human transmission of such a virus, the U.S. Government and international health agencies are advising Americans living, working and/or traveling overseas how to prepare for a pandemic, should one strike. The following link: http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/go/health/avian-influenza-a–h5n1–and-pandemic-influenza.html provides helpful information for travelers and Americans resident abroad.

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