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Foreign Service

Procedures for Foreign Service can be obtained by visiting the website for the Bureau of Consular Affairs at and selecting Law & Policy, then Consular Notification and Access.

The attached documents summarize the basic requirements of consular notification and access:

  • Part 1 - Basic Instructions
  • Part 2 - Detailed Instructions on the Treatment of Foreign Nationals
  • Part 3 - Frequently Asked Questions
  • Part 4 - Translations of Suggested Statements to be made to Foreign Nationals to be Arrested or Detained
  • Part 5 - Legal Material
  • Part 6 - Foreign Embassies and Consulates in the United States