printable banner

U.S. Department of State - Great Seal

U.S. Department of State

Diplomacy in Action

Contact Us at the Bureau of Diplomatic Security

We welcome your comments, inquiries, and suggestions. Email is preferred.

DS Public Affairs
For general information or questions about DS:

Mailing address:

DS Public Affairs
Bureau of Diplomatic Security
U.S. Department of State
Washington, DC 20522-2008

Submit a Tip

You may submit information and inquiries regarding passport and visa fraud to Diplomatic Security via e-mail at:


The Rewards for Justice (RFJ) Program maintains a dedicated tip line to provide information on past or planned acts of international terrorism against the United States.
Toll-free: 1-800-877-3927 (1-800-USREWARDS)

DS Recruitment

For information concerning jobs in DS:

Security Clearances
For information on the Department of State’s security clearance process, or to inquire into the status of your security clearance application.
Available between 6:00 A.M. and 10:00 P.M., EST
571-345-3186 or toll-free: 1-866-643-4636 (1-866-643-INFO)

Criminal Investigations

Please click here for DS field office contact information.

DS Command Center

For emergency or after-hours contact.
571-345-3146 or toll-free: 1-866-217-2089

Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC)
For assistance to the American private sector on overseas security matters.


Do you already have an account on one of these sites? Click the logo to sign in and create your own customized State Department page. Want to learn more? Check out our FAQ!

OpenID is a service that allows you to sign in to many different websites using a single identity. Find out more about OpenID and how to get an OpenID-enabled account.