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DS Public Affairs

For general information or questions about DS:
e-mail: DSPublicAffairs@state.gov

Mailing address:

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


Other Contact Information

Passport and Visa Fraud

You may submit information and inquiries regarding passport and visa fraud to Diplomatic Security via e-mail at: PassportVisaFraud@state.gov.


National Security Threats

Write us at: 202-702-7843 via Signal, Telegram, or WhatsApp
Or via our Tor-based tips-reporting channel at: he5dybnt7sr6cm32xt77pazmtm65flqy6irivtflruqfc5ep7eiodiad.onion 


DS Recruitment

For information about jobs:
571-345-3783
e-mail: DSSCareers@state.gov
website: www.careers.state.gov


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)
e-mail: SecurityClearance@state.gov


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.
571-345-2223
website: www.osac.gov 


DSS Most Wanted

If you have information on any suspects contact DSS Most Wanted at DSSMostWanted@state.gov or call toll free at 1-855-TIP-4-DSS.

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