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7 FAM 000 CONSULAR PROTECTION OF U.S. NATIONALS ABROAD
-010 INTRODUCTION  [157 Kb]
-020 AUTHORITIES  [33 Kb]
-030 GOOD OFFICES AND DEMARCHES  [78 Kb]
-040 CONSULAR REGISTRATION OF U.S. CITIZENS AND U.S. NON-CITIZEN NATIONALS  [123 Kb]
-050 CONSULAR INFORMATION PROGRAM, MESSAGES FOR U.S. CITIZENS, AND THE NO DOUBLE STANDARD POLICY  [176 Kb]
-060 PRIVACY ACT AND AMERICANS CITIZENS SERVICES  [184 Kb]
-070 WARDEN SYSTEMS  [138 Kb]
-080 DUAL NATIONALITY  [111 Kb]
-090 CONSULAR DISTRICTS, CONSULAR TITLES, AND DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR SEALS  [87 Kb]

7 FAM 100 WELFARE AND WHEREABOUTS OF U.S. NATIONALS ABROAD
-110 INTRODUCTION  [176 Kb]
-120 EMERGENCY FAMILY MESSAGES  [91 Kb]
-130 OVERDUE ARRIVAL  [68 Kb]
-140 CONSULAR VISITS IN WELFARE AND WHEREABOUTS CASES  [98 Kb]
-150 MISSING PERSONS  [100 Kb]
-160 FAMILY ABUSE SITUATIONS  [76 Kb]
-170 REPORTING ON AMERICAN COMMUNITY GROUPS ABROAD  [75 Kb]
-180 REFUGE: TEMPORARY EMERGENCY PROTECTION OF PRIVATE U.S. NATIONALS  [109 Kb]

7 FAM 200 DEATHS AND ESTATES OF U.S. NATIONALS ABROAD
-210 INTRODUCTION  [126 Kb]
-220 NOTIFICATION AND REPORTING OF DEATHS OF U.S. NATIONALS ABROAD  [193 Kb]
-230 DEATHS OF NON-NATURAL CAUSES - HOMICIDE, SUICIDE, ACCIDENTAL DEATH  [123 Kb]
-240 IDENTIFICATOIN OF REMAINS  [125 Kb]
-250 DISPOSITION OF REMAINS  [187 Kb]
-260 DISPOSITION OF REMAINS REPORT  [109 Kb]
-270 REPORT OF DEATH OF A U.S. CITIZEN ABROAD  [146 Kb]
-280 PRESUMPTIVE DEATH  [79 Kb]
-290 PERSONAL ESTATES OF DECEASED U.S. CITIZENS ABROAD  [257 Kb]
-200 APPENDIX A - DEATH ON HIGH SEAS OR ON AIRCRAFT  [125 Kb]
-200 APPENDIX B - GRIEF, BEREAVEMENT, MOURNING, FUNERAL CUSTOMS, CULTURAL CONSIDERATIONS  [127 Kb]
-200 APPENDIX C - DEATH OF CHILDREN, STILLBIRTHS, AND MISCARRIAGES  [104 Kb]
-200 APPENDIX D - IDENTIFYING NEXT OF KIN OR LEGAL REPRESENTATIVE  [98 Kb]
-200 APPENDIX E - DEATH WITH DIGNITY  [88 Kb]
-200 APPENDIX F - DEATHS OF FOREIGN NATIONALS IN THE UNITED STATES  [89 Kb]

7 FAM 300 EMERGENCY FINANCIAL AND MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS FOR U.S. CITIZENS ABROAD
-310 INTRODUCTION  [151 Kb]
-320 GENERAL FINANCIAL ISSUES AND INFORMATION  [131 Kb]
-330 HEALTH AND MEDICAL ISSUES AND INFORMATION PROGRAM, INTER-AGENCY COORDINATION, AND LISTS OF MEDICAL RESOURCES  [198 Kb]
-340 MENTAL ILLNESS AND OTHER CASES OF CITIZENS LACKING FULL MENTAL CAPACITY  [111 Kb]
-350 MEDICAL ASSISTANCE  [145 Kb]
-360 MEDICAL EVACUATION  [202 Kb]
-370 REPATRIATION LOANS  [282 Kb]
-380 EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE TO U.S. CITIZENS ABROAD  [267 Kb]
-390 RECEPTION AND RESETTLEMENT IN THE UNITED STATES FOR DESTITUTE, MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY ILL U.S. NATIONALS AND DEPENDENTS  [172 Kb]

7 FAM 400 ARREST OF U.S. CITIZENS ABROAD
-410 INTRODUCTION  [155 Kb]
-420 NOTIFICATION AND ACCESS  [187 Kb]
-430 PRETRIAL CONFINEMENT  [140 Kb]
-440 CONSULAR ARREST EMERGENCY MEDICAL AND DIETARY ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS  [217 Kb]
-450 TRIALS  [116 Kb]
-460 PROLONGED IMPRISONMENT  [154 Kb]
-470 SPECIAL ARREST CASES  [235 Kb]
-480 INTERNATIONAL PRISONER TRANSFER PROGRAM  [537 Kb]
-490 POST-CONFINEMENT AND RELEASE ISSUES  [83 Kb]
-400 APPENDIX A REQUESTS FOR CLEMENCY, PARDON, AND RELEASE OF PRISONERS ON HUMANITARIAN GROUNDS OR OTHER REASONS  [112 Kb]

7 FAM 500 FEDERAL BENEFITS FOR INDIVIDUALS ABROAD AND SERVICES FOR OTHER FEDERAL AGENCIES
-510 INTRODUCTION  [142 Kb]
-520 DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY  [196 Kb]
-530 SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION  [451 Kb]
-540 DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS  [253 Kb]
-550 SELECTIVE SERVICE SYSTEM  [142 Kb]
-560 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR  [126 Kb]
-570 RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD  [125 Kb]
-580 OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGMENT  [162 Kb]
-590 MANAGING A FEDERAL BENEFITS UNIT  [128 Kb]

7 FAM 600 PROPERTY, CLAIMS, AND RELATED MATTERS
-610 INTRODUCTION  [125 Kb]
-620 ACCEPTING PRIVATE PROPERTY FOR SAFEKEEPING  [118 Kb]
-630 TOURIST AND TRADE COMPLAINTS  [70 Kb]
-640 CUSTOMS DISPUTES  [96 Kb]
-650 VEHICLE, VESSEL AND AIRCRAFT SEIZURE, AND THEFT CLAIMS  [154 Kb]
-660 REAL PROPERTY INQUIRIES  [90 Kb]
-670 ASSISTANCE TO CITIZENS INVOLVED IN COMMERCIAL, INVESTMENT, AND OTHER BUSINESS RELATED DISPUTES ABROAD  [95 Kb]
-680 CULTURAL OBJECTS  [83 Kb]
-690 INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY  [70 Kb]

7 FAM 700 SHIPPING AND SEAMEN
-710 INTRODUCTION  [121 Kb]
-720 DEFINITIONS AND DESCRIPTIONS  [93 Kb]
-730 SHIPMENT AND DISCHARGE OF SEAMEN  [102 Kb]
-740 DESERTION, FAILURE TO REJOIN SHIP, ARREST OF SEAMEN  [82 Kb]
-750 REPATRIATION OF SEAMAN  [99 Kb]
-760 DECEASED SEAMEN AND THEIR EFFECTS  [97 Kb]
-770 PROTESTS, DISPUTES, AND OFFENSES  [108 Kb]
-780 MARITIME DISASTERS AND SEIZURES  [107 Kb]
-790 VESSEL DOCUMENTATION  [91 Kb]

7 FAM 800 NOTARIAL AND AUTHENTICATION SERVICES
-810 INTRODUCTION  [113 Kb]
-820 AUTHORITIES  [170 Kb]
-830 NOTARIAL ACTS IN GENERAL  [134 Kb]
-840 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS AND ATTESTATION OF WITNESS TO ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF EXECUTION OF AN INSTRUMENT  [101 Kb]
-850 TAKING AN AFFIDAVIT  [94 Kb]
-860 CERTIFICATION OF TRUE COPIES OF DOCUMENTS  [119 Kb]
-870 AUTHENTICATION OF DOCUMENTS  [117 Kb]
-880 FEDERAL AND STATE AGENCY DOCUMENTS  [128 Kb]
-890 UNUSUAL NOTARY REQUESTS  [124 Kb]

7 FAM 900 INTERNATIONAL JUDICIAL ASSISTANCE
-910 INTRODUCTION AND AUTHORITIES  [102 Kb]
-920 TAKING VOLUNTARY DEPOSITIONS OF WILLING WITNESSES  [275 Kb]
-930 COMPULSION OF EVIDENCE  [140 Kb]
-940 TRAVEL OF WITNESSES AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS  [99 Kb]
-950 SERVICE OF PROCESS  [260 Kb]
-960 CRIMINAL MATTERS, REQUESTS FROM FOREIGN TRIBUNALS, AND OTHER SPECIAL ISSUES  [167 Kb]
-970 SUITS AGAINST THE U.S. GOVERNMENT AND/OR U.S. GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES  [83 Kb]
-980 SUBPOENA OF CONSULAR OFFICERS OR CONSULAR RECORDS  [90 Kb]
-990 LISTS OF ATTORNEYS AND LEGAL RESOURCES  [121 Kb]

7 FAM 1000 PROTECTION OF FOREIGN INTERESTS AND THIRD COUNTRY PROTECTING POWER
-1010 INTRODUCTION  [75 Kb]
-1020 AUTHORITIES  [154 Kb]
-1030 UNITED STATES AS PROTECTING POWER  [114 Kb]
-1040 SERVICES ON BEHALF OF PROTECTED FOREIGN POWERS  [72 Kb]
-1050 RELINQUISHING PROTECTION  [84 Kb]
-1060 EXTENTION OF INFORMAL GOOD OFFICES BY THE UNITED STATES  [64 Kb]
-1070 REPRESENTATION OF INTERESTS OF THE UNITED STATES BY THIRD POWERS  [105 Kb]

7 FAM 1100 ACQUISITION AND RETENTION OF U.S. CITIZENSHIP AND NATIONALITY
-1110 ACQUISITION OF U.S. CITIZENSHIP BY BIRTH IN THE UNITED STATES  [151 Kb]
-1120 ACQISITION OF U.S. NATIONALITY IN U.S. TERRITORIES AND POSSESSIONS  [328 Kb]
-1130 ACQUISITION OF U.S. CITIZENSHIP BY BIRTH ABROAD TO U.S. CITIZEN PARENT  [375 Kb]
-1140 ACQUISITION OF NONCITIZEN U.S. NATIONALITY BY BIRTH ABROAD  [129 Kb]
-1150 ACQUISITION OF U.S. CITIZENSHIP BY NATURALIZATION  [221 Kb]
-1160 UNASSIGNED  [41 Kb]
-1170 HONORARY CITIZENSHIP  [92 Kb]
-1180 POSTHUMOUS CHILDREN  [80 Kb]
-1100 APPENDIX A - DEOXYRIBONUCLEIC ACID (DNA) TESTING AND CITIZENSHIP  [136 Kb]
-1100 APPENDIX E - BIRTH IN WEDLOCK, OF WEDLOCK, VOID, AND VOIDABLE MARRIAGES  [98 Kb]
-1100 APPENDIX H - MISCELLANEOUS CITIZENSHIP AND NATIONALITY RELATED CERTIFICATES AND OTHER DOCUMENTS  [153 Kb]
-1100 APPENDIX K - DEFENSES OF UNAWARENESS, IMPOSSIBILITY OF PERFORMANCE, CONSTRUCTIVE COMPLIANCE, AND OFFICIAL MISINFORMATION  [109 Kb]
-1100 APPENDIX L RETENTION PROVISIONS  [170 Kb]

7 FAM 1200 LOSS AND RESTORATION OF U.S. CITIZENSHIP
-1210 INTRODUCTION  [144 Kb]
-1220 DEVELOPING A LOSS-OF-NATIONALITY CASE  [282 Kb]
-1230 ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW AND APPEAL OF LOSS-OF-NATIONALITY FINDINGS  [114 Kb]
-1240 INTER-AGENCY COORDINATION AND REPORTING REQUIREMENTS  [97 Kb]
-1250 NATURALIZATION AND OATH OF ALLEGIANCE TO A FOREIGN STATE  [134 Kb]
-1260 RENUNCIATION OF U.S. CITIZENSHIP  [119 Kb]
-1270 MILITARY SERVICE AND LOSS OF NATIONALITY  [151 Kb]
-1280 LOSS OF NATIONALITY AND TAKING UP A POSITION IN A FOREIGN GOVERNMENT  [120 Kb]
-1290 MINORS, INCOMPETENTS, PRISONERS, PLEA BARGAINS, CULTS, AND OTHER SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES  [127 Kb]
-1200 APPENDIX A - LOSS OF NATIONALITY AND THE EARLY YEARS OF THE REPUBLIC  [157 Kb]
-1200 APPENDIX B - U.S. SUPREME COURT DECISIONS ON LOSS OF NATIONALITY  [124 Kb]
-1200 APPENDIX C - TAKING UP RESIDENCE ABROAD: LOSS OF NATIONALITY, DUAL NATIONALS, AND NATURALIZED CITIZENS  [86 Kb]
-1200 APPENDIX D - FRAUDULENT NATURALIZATION  [77 Kb]
-1200 APPENDIX E - LOSS OF NATIONALITY OF MARRIED WOMEN UNDER THE ACT 1907 AND SUCCESSOR STATUTES  [119 Kb]
-1200 APPENDIX G - POSTHUMOUS LOSS OF NATIONALITY  [83 Kb]

7 FAM 1300 PASSPORT SERVICES
-1310 INTRODUCTION TO PASSPORT SERVICES  [125 Kb]
-1320 UNAVAILABLE  [25 Kb]
-1330 UNAVAILABLE  [52 Kb]
-1340 UNAVAILABLE  [30 Kb]
-1350 UNAVAILABLE  [25 Kb]
-1360 OVERSEAS PASSPORT ISSUANCE PROGRAM  [248 Kb]
-1370 THROUGH 1390 UNAVAILABLE  [64 Kb]
-1300 APPENDIX A - UNAVAILABLE  [26 Kb]
-1300 APPENDIX B - ENDORSEMENT CODES  [252 Kb]
-1300 APPENDIX C - NAMES TO BE USED IN PASSPORTS  [233 Kb]
-1300 APPENDIX D - PLACE OF BIRTH NAMES IN PASSPORTS  [433 Kb]
-1300 APPENDIX E - PASSPORT PHOTOGRAPHS  [115 Kb]
-1300 APPENDIX F - PASSPORT AMENDMENTS  [129 Kb]
-1300 APPENDIX G - PASSPORT FEES  [121 Kb]
-1300 APPENDIX J - RELEASE OF INFORMATION FROM PASSPORT FILES  [177 Kb]
-1300 APPENDIX K - UNAVAILABLE  [30 Kb]
-1300 APPENDIX M - GENDER CHANGE  [123 Kb]
-1300 APPENDIX N - PASSPORT WAIVERS, TRAVEL LETTERS, AND EMERGENCY AFTER HOURS PASSPORT SERVICES  [162 Kb]
-1300 APPENDIX O - TRAVEL DOCUMENTS ISSUED BY NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBES OR NATIONS OR PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS  [107 Kb]
-1300 APPENDIX Q - CHILDREN'S PASSPORT ISSUANCE ALERT PROGRAM (CPIAP)  [125 Kb]
-1300 APPENDIX R - POSSESSION OF MORE THAN ONE PASSPORT BOOK  [137 Kb]
-1300 APPENDIX T - INFORMATION REQUEST LETTERS AND INFORMATION NOTICES  [107 Kb]
-1300 APPENDIX U - PASSPORT RELATED SERVICES FOR PROTECTED POWERS  [108 Kb]
-1300 APPENDIX V - SUPPLEMENTAL VISA PAGE INSERTS  [96 Kb]

7 FAM 1400 DOCUMENTATION OF MAJOR LIFE EVENTS
-1410 INTRODUCTION  [95 Kb]
-1420 PLACE OF BIRTH, DEATH, MARRIAGE, AND DIVORCE  [58 Kb]
-1430 DRIVER'S LICENSES  [117 Kb]
-1440 CONSULAR REPORT OF BIRTH ABROAD OF A CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  [277 Kb]
-1450 MARRIAGE OF U.S. CITIZEN ABROAD  [120 Kb]
-1460 DIVORCE OVERSEAS  [91 Kb]
-1470 DOCUMENTING STILLBIRTH (FETAL DEATH)  [90 Kb]

7 FAM 1500 OVERSEAS VOTING PROGRAM
-1510 INTRODUCTION  [106 Kb]
-1520 VOTING FORMS AND SUPPLIES  [99 Kb]
-1530 VOTING ACTION PLAN  [106 Kb]
-1540 BASIC ABSENTEE VOTING PROCESS  [99 Kb]
-1550 POST ELECTION REPORTING  [78 Kb]
-1560 POLITICAL ACTIVITIES AND THE OVERSEAS VOTING PROGRAM GUIDANCE  [95 Kb]
-1570 FOREIGN COUNTRY ELECTION ACTIVITY IN THE UNITED STATES  [55 Kb]

7 FAM 1600 THE CONSULAR ROLE IN INTERNATIONAL EXTRADITION
-1610 INTRODUCTION  [147 Kb]
-1620 EXTRADITION OF FUGITIVES TO THE UNITED STATES  [244 Kb]
-1630 EXTRADITION OF FUGITIVES FROM THE UNITED STATES  [182 Kb]
-1640 OTHER EXTRADITION MATTERS  [127 Kb]

7 FAM 1700 SAFETY AND PROTECTION OF MINORS
-1700 APPENDIX A - ADOPTION CASE PROCESSING GUIDANCE IN NON-HAGUE COUNTRIES  [117 Kb]
-1700 APPENDIX B - DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: IMPLICATIONS ON INTERNATIONAL PARENTAL CHILD ABDUCTION TO THE UNITED STATES  [83 Kb]
-1710 INTERNATIONAL PARENTAL CHILD ABDUCTION  [351 Kb]
-1720 CHILD ABUSE OR NEGLECT  [211 Kb]
-1730 CHILD EXPLOITATION  [132 Kb]
-1740 FORCED MARRIAGE OF MINORS  [120 Kb]
-1750 INTERNATIONAL CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT  [128 Kb]
-1760 RUNAWAYS, ABANDONED CHILDREN, AND OTHER UNACCOMPANIED MINORS  [159 Kb]
-1770 RETURN OF CHILDREN  [122 Kb]
-1780 BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION FACILITIES  [144 Kb]
-1790 INTERNCOUNTRY ADOPTION  [278 Kb]
-7 FAM 1700 Appendix C Abductions Involving Persons Under Chief of Missian Authority  [72 Kb]

7 FAM 1800 CONSULAR CRISIS MANAGEMENT
-1810 DISASTER PREPAREDNESS  [211 Kb]
-1820 HOSTAGE TAKING AND KIDNAPPINGS  [182 Kb]
-1830 AVIATION AND OTHER TRANSPORTATION DISASTERS  [357 Kb]
-1840 NATURAL DISASTERS  [130 Kb]
-1850 UNAVAILABLE  [52 Kb]
-1860 UNAVAILABLE  [64 Kb]
-1870 PRIVATE U.S. CITIZEN FATALITIES DURING A DISASTER  [127 Kb]
-1880 AT THE FOCAL POINT OF A DISASTER  [129 Kb]
-1890 PROPERTY AND PERSONAL EFFECTS OF U.S. CITIZEN VICTIMS OF A DISASTER  [140 Kb]
-1800 APPENDIX A - MANAGING STRESS AND THE CONSULAR CRISIS WORKER  [159 Kb]
-1800 APPENDIX B - CONSULAR FLY AWAY TEAM AND CRISIS TDY CHECKLIST  [93 Kb]
-1800 APPENDIX D - CRISIS EVACUATION LOANS AND EVACUATION DOCUMENTATION  [166 Kb]

7 FAM 1900 CRIME VICTIM ASSISTANCE
-1910 INTRODUCTION  [81 Kb]
-1920 CONSULAR OFFICER'S AUTHORITY AND RESPONSIBILITY TO VICTIMS OF SERIOUS CRIMES  [120 Kb]
-1930 GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR ASSISTING VICTIMS OF CRIMES  [168 Kb]
-1940 REPORTING CRIME VICTIM CASES  [94 Kb]
-1950 CRIME VICTIMS' RIGHTS  [101 Kb]
-1960 CRIME VICTIM ASSISTANCE, COMPENSATION PROGRAMS, AND RESOURCES  [88 Kb]
-1970 INFORMATION RESOURCES AND OUTREACH  [72 Kb]


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