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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7 FAM 700 SHIPPING AND SEAMEN
-710 INTRODUCTION
-720 DEFINITIONS AND DESCRIPTIONS
-730 SHIPMENT AND DISCHARGE OF SEAMEN
-740 DESERTION, FAILURE TO REJOIN SHIP, ARREST OF SEAMEN
-750 REPATRIATION OF SEAMAN
-760 DECEASED SEAMEN AND THEIR EFFECTS
-770 PROTESTS, DISPUTES, AND OFFENSES
-780 MARITIME DISASTERS AND SEIZURES
-790 VESSEL DOCUMENTATION

7 FAM 800 NOTARIAL AND AUTHENTICATION SERVICES
-810 INTRODUCTION
-820 AUTHORITIES
-830 NOTARIAL ACTS IN GENERAL
-840 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS AND ATTESTATION OF WITNESS TO ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF EXECUTION OF AN INSTRUMENT
-850 TAKING AN AFFIDAVIT
-860 CERTIFICATION OF TRUE COPIES OF DOCUMENTS
-870 AUTHENTICATION OF DOCUMENTS
-880 FEDERAL AND STATE AGENCY DOCUMENTS
-890 UNUSUAL NOTARY REQUESTS

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

7 FAM 1000 PROTECTION OF FOREIGN INTERESTS AND THIRD COUNTRY PROTECTING POWER
-1010 INTRODUCTION
-1020 AUTHORITIES
-1030 UNITED STATES AS PROTECTING POWER
-1040 SERVICES ON BEHALF OF PROTECTED FOREIGN POWERS
-1050 RELINQUISHING PROTECTION
-1060 EXTENTION OF INFORMAL GOOD OFFICES BY THE UNITED STATES
-1070 REPRESENTATION OF INTERESTS OF THE UNITED STATES BY THIRD POWERS

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

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

7 FAM 1300 PASSPORT SERVICES
-1310 INTRODUCTION TO PASSPORT SERVICES
-1320 UNAVAILABLE
-1330 UNAVAILABLE
-1340 UNAVAILABLE
-1350 UNAVAILABLE
-1360 OVERSEAS PASSPORT ISSUANCE PROGRAM
-1370 THROUGH 1390 UNAVAILABLE
-1300 APPENDIX A - UNAVAILABLE
-1300 APPENDIX B - ENDORSEMENT CODES
-1300 APPENDIX C - UNAVAILABLE
-1300 APPENDIX D - PLACE OF BIRTH NAMES IN PASSPORTS
-1300 APPENDIX E - PASSPORT PHOTOGRAPHS
-1300 APPENDIX F - PASSPORT AMENDMENTS
-1300 APPENDIX G - PASSPORT FEES
-1300 APPENDIX J - RELEASE OF INFORMATION FROM PASSPORT FILES
-1300 APPENDIX K - UNAVAILABLE
-1300 APPENDIX M - GENDER CHANGE
-1300 APPENDIX N - PASSPORT WAIVERS, TRAVEL LETTERS, AND EMERGENCY AFTER HOURS PASSPORT SERVICES
-1300 APPENDIX O - TRAVEL DOCUMENTS ISSUED BY NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBES OR NATIONS OR PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS
-1300 APPENDIX Q - CHILDREN'S PASSPORT ISSUANCE ALERT PROGRAM (CPIAP)
-1300 APPENDIX T - INFORMATION REQUEST LETTERS AND INFORMATION NOTICES
-1300 APPENDIX U - PASSPORT RELATED SERVICES FOR PROTECTED POWERS
-1300 APPENDIX V - UNAVAILABLE

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

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

7 FAM 1600 THE CONSULAR ROLE IN INTERNATIONAL EXTRADITION
-1610 INTRODUCTION
-1620 EXTRADITION OF FUGITIVES TO THE UNITED STATES
-1630 EXTRADITION OF FUGITIVES FROM THE UNITED STATES
-1640 OTHER EXTRADITION MATTERS

7 FAM 1700 SAFETY AND PROTECTION OF MINORS
-1710 INTERNATIONAL PARENTAL CHILD ABDUCTION
-1720 CHILD ABUSE OR NEGLECT
-1730 CHILD EXPLOITATION
-1740 FORCED MARRIAGE OF MINORS
-1750 INTERNATIONAL CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT
-1760 RUNAWAYS, ABANDONED CHILDREN, AND OTHER UNACCOMPANIED MINORS
-1770 RETURN OF CHILDREN
-1780 BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION FACILITIES
-1790 INTERNCOUNTRY ADOPTION
-1700 APPENDIX A - ADOPTION CASE PROCESSING GUIDANCE IN NON-HAGUE COUNTRIES
-1700 APPENDIX B - DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: IMPLICATIONS ON INTERNATIONAL PARENTAL CHILD ABDUCTION TO THE UNITED STATES
-1700 APPENDIX C - ABDUCTIONS INVOLVING PERSONS UNDER CHIEF OF MISSION AUTHORITY

7 FAM 1800 CONSULAR CRISIS MANAGEMENT
-1810 DISASTER PREPAREDNESS
-1820 HOSTAGE TAKING AND KIDNAPPINGS
-1830 AVIATION AND OTHER TRANSPORTATION DISASTERS
-1840 NATURAL DISASTERS
-1850 UNAVAILABLE
-1860 UNAVAILABLE
-1870 PRIVATE U.S. CITIZEN FATALITIES DURING A DISASTER
-1880 AT THE FOCAL POINT OF A DISASTER
-1890 PROPERTY AND PERSONAL EFFECTS OF U.S. CITIZEN VICTIMS OF A DISASTER
-1800 APPENDIX A - MANAGING STRESS AND THE CONSULAR CRISIS WORKER
-1800 APPENDIX B - CONSULAR FLY AWAY TEAM AND CRISIS TDY CHECKLIST
-1800 APPENDIX D - CRISIS EVACUATION LOANS AND EVACUATION DOCUMENTATION

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


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