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Los Angeles, CA


Photo of Los Angeles [© Shutterstock®]The Office of Foreign Missions in Los Angeles serves the consular posts of more than 90 countries in southern California, Nevada, Arizona, and Utah, as well as accredited diplomatic and consular personnel of all nations visiting the region.

In accordance with the Foreign Missions Act (22 U.S.C. 4301-4316) and the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, OFM Los Angeles is responsible for ensuring equitable treatment of U.S. diplomatic and consular personnel abroad and providing, on a reciprocal basis, appropriate privileges, benefits and services to the foreign mission community in the U.S.

OFM Los Angeles is also responsible for ensuring compliance of diplomatic privileges and immunities for foreign diplomats and officials residing in the U.S. including: tax exemptions, diplomatic duty-free customs clearances, motor vehicle registrations and drivers licensing.

Furthermore, OFM Los Angeles is responsible for regulating the activities of foreign missions in the U.S. in a manner that is in accordance with both foreign policy and national security interests of the United States. OFM regional offices liaise with local, state and federal government agencies in matters affecting foreign consular representation, immunities and privileges, and reinforce the Bureau of Consular Affairs’ message to law enforcement agencies regarding consular notification in the event of arrest, detention, or death of foreign nationals.


Contact Us:

Office of Foreign Missions-Los Angeles
10940 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 1425
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Email: OFMLACustomerService@state.gov

Phone: (310)235-6292

Fax: (310) 235-6297

Operating hours are from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (Pacific Time), Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays.


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