Contact Us

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

General Information or Questions
Please contact the Department of State's Office of Public Engagement at 202-647-6575
Send an email to the U.S. Department of State.

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:

DSS Field Offices


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)

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.