The Bureau of Consular Affairs (CA) is part of the U.S. Department of State. We protect the lives and interests of American citizens abroad and strengthen the security of United States borders through the vigilant adjudication of visas and passports. We are part of the Management Group in the U.S. State Department. There are eight offices led by the Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs.
Office of Comptroller
The principal strategic and resource management office for the Bureau of Consular Affairs.
Consular Systems & Technology
Office of Consular Systems & Technology
Develops, installs and provides training for the Bureau's automated information processing systems.
Office of Executive Director
Provides a full range of management support for the Bureau, including management of the Bureau's IT systems and infrastructure, human resources, and controlled consular supplies.
Office of Fraud Prevention
Dedicated to providing resources, tools, and information that will enhance consular officers' ability to detect and deter passport and visa fraud.
Overseas Citizen Services
Office of Overseas Citizen Services
Responsible for the protection and safety of U.S. citizens traveling and residing abroad.
Policy Coordination & Public Affairs
Office of Policy Coordination & Public Affairs
Articulates the Bureau's policy through media relations, public outreach, Congressional liaison, and strategic planning.
Office of Passport Services
Creates passport cards and books while validating the identity and citizenship of applicants. Provides information and services to U.S. citizens about how to obtain, replace, or change a U.S. passport.
Visa Services Office
Covers all aspects of visa policy, procedures, and information related to the issuance on U.S. visas to foreign citizens who are applying at U.S. embassies and consulates overseas.