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San Francisco, CA


 

Photo of San Francisco [© Shutterstock®]The Office of Foreign Missions in San Francisco serves the consular posts in Alaska, northern California, Hawaii and the U.S. Territories in the Pacific, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota and South Dakota, 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 San Francisco 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 San Francisco 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 San Francisco 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-San Francisco
235 Pine Street, Suite 1600
San Francisco, CA 94104
Email: OFMSFCustomerService@state.gov 
Phone: (415) 744-2910
Fax: (415) 744-2913

Operating hours are 8:30 am - 5:00 pm (Pacific Time), Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays.


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