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DS Public Affairs

For general information or questions about DS:

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:


Toll-free: 1-800-877-3927 (1-800-USREWARDS)

DS Recruitment

For information about jobs:

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)

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.

DSS Most Wanted

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

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