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The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Maputo, Mozambique provides a range of consular services. Non-emergency American citizen services are provided by appointment only.
The Department of State assists U.S. citizens imprisoned overseas and works to ensure their fair and humane treatment.
The Department of State helps the family and friends of U.S. citizens who die abroad. We inform the U.S. citizen’s next-of-kin of the death and we provide information on arrangements for local burial or the return of remains to the United States and on disposition of estates and personal effects. We also issue a Consular Report of Death Abroad, an official record of death.
The Department of State’s Office of Children’s Issues works to resolve and prevent cases of international parental child abduction and to help children and families involved in abduction cases. For more information, see our international parental child abduction page on travel.state.gov.
The Department of State helps U.S. citizens who are victims of crime overseas. We connect crime victims with police and other services and provide information and resources to assist with physical, emotional, and/or financial injuries from crime.
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U.S. citizens in need of emergency financial assistance while abroad should first attempt to contact their family, friends, banking institution, or employer. Our American Citizen Services unit can assist in this effort, if necessary.
Use a commercial money transfer service, such as Western Union or MoneyGram., to wire money overseas. Money transfer cost comparison tools online can help you identify the best option. The person receiving the money will need to present proof of identity such as a passport. Link text: Be wary of International Financial Scams.
When the commercial options listed above are not available or feasible, family or friends may send funds via the U.S. Department of State for delivery to a destitute U.S. citizen abroad at the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate. The U.S. Department of State assesses a $30 fee to establish an account and transfer funds.
Destitute U.S. citizens may be eligible for a loan from the U.S. government to travel to the United States. Repatriation loans must eventually be paid back to the U.S. government. Your U.S. passports will be limited at the time the loan is issued and in most cases you will not be issued a new passport until the loan is paid in full. Contact us for more information.
Consular Affairs (CA) is the public face of the Department of State for millions of people around the world. We provide many services, and the most common are listed below.
If you are a U.S. citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident (green card holder), you are responsible for filing U.S. federal income tax returns while abroad. You will find useful information on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) website, such as Frequently Asked Questions about taxes or how to apply for an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN).
If you are a U.S. dual citizen or U.S. citizen living outside of the United States, you can register with the Selective Service System.
If you live in Mozambique and have questions about Social Security Administration (SSA) services, contact the SSA Federal Benefits Unit (FBU) in Portugal.
U.S. service members, veterans, and their beneficiaries can apply for benefits on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) website. The Federal Benefits Unit (FBU) may also be able to help veterans and beneficiaries with questions about benefits and services.
Depending on where you are eligible to vote, you may get your ballot by email, fax, or internet download. To start, complete a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) here. Print, sign, and return the FPCA to your local U.S. election office. Include your email address so election officials can reach you if there is a problem. If your state delivers ballots electronically by fax only, include your fax number. If you request electronic delivery and include your email address or fax number, you will receive your blank ballot 45 days before general and mid-term elections and generally 30 days before special, primary, and run-off elections for federal offices. We recommend completing a new FPCA each January, or when you move.
We are pleased to introduce the new Internet-Based Registration System (IBRS) for U.S. citizens who wish to register with the Embassy. IBRS will enable U.S. citizens to register themselves and members of their households online, and provide the Embassy with in-country contact information as well as emergency contact information of family members and friends in the United States.
The Department of State assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the entities or individuals whose names appear on the following lists. Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by the Department or the U.S. government. Names are listed alphabetically, and the order has no other significance. The information on the list is provided directly by the local service providers; we cannot vouch for this information.Medical Assistance American Liaison Network and Citizen Liaison Volunteers Transmitting Citizenship Apply for Citizenship Loss of Nationality Process in Mozambique
The list of medical providers we have is not meant to be exhaustive or definitive nor does it represent either a guarantee of competence or endorsement by the Department of State or the American Embassy. It does indicate that the American community has utilized them in the past. Retention on this list depends upon a combination of factors including availability, training, and positive assistance in previous consultations, etc. Patient input, both positive and negative, regarding experience with health care providers, is always welcome and provides additional information to assist in expanding or contracting this list.
The American Citizen Services unit is in the process of building our American Liaison Network of Citizen Liaison Volunteers (CLV) to ensure that we are able to communicate as effectively as possible with U.S. citizens in the event of an emergency. We are looking for volunteers to serve as CLVs in various regions of Mozambique. If you or someone you know may be interested, or you just want to learn more – let us know!
Transmission of U.S. citizenship depends on: At least one parent having the nationality of the United States at the time of the child’s birth; The existence of a blood relationship between the child and U.S. citizen parent(s); Documentary evidence demonstrating the U.S. citizen parent(s)’ presence in the United States prior to the child’s birth.
Access information and resources related to applying for U.S. citizenship.
Renunciation of U.S. citizenship is a serious and irrevocable act, which deserves your thoughtful consideration. It is imperative that you fully understand the nature of its consequences prior to requesting a Certificate of Loss of Nationality.
The United States is a party to the Hague Adoption Convention, an international treaty which seeks to ensure that intercountry adoptions are made in the best interests of the child and that safeguards are in place for their protection. All adoptions in another country must take place according to both U.S. and local laws for the adopted child to be eligible to immigrate to the United States. You should work with a U.S. adoption service provider specifically authorized to facilitate intercountry adoption. You can find more information about authorized adoption service providers and the intercountry adoption process at travel.state.gov and are invited to direct questions to Adoption@state.gov.
Parents of American children born abroad should obtain a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA), which is evidence of the child’s U.S. citizenship. A CRBA should be obtained as soon as possible after the birth of the child and cannot be issued after age eighteen. Parents will have to submit proof of their citizenship and identity as well. If your child was born in Mozambique and you wish to apply for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment and for information and documentation requirements. The CRBA is issued by the consular district where the child is born. CRBAs for children born in Nelspruit are issued by U.S. Consulate Johannesburg. A child born outside the U.S. must have a CRBA before receiving a U.S. passport.
U.S. embassy and consulate personnel cannot perform marriages. Depending on the local law, civil or religious officials generally perform marriages. If your marriage overseas was performed in accordance with local law, it is valid in the country where it took place. Whether your marriage is recognized elsewhere depends on the laws of that place.
If you get married abroad and need to know if your marriage will be recognized in the United States and what documentation may be needed, contact the office of the Attorney General of your state of residence in the United States.
The Consular Section maintains a Consular Liaison Network system to be activated in the case of an emergency. Consular Liaison Volunteers (CLVs) are Americans who volunteer to act as a focal point for the American community in their respective province by relaying important information in the case of an emergency. Because of the continuous turn-over of Americans resident in Mozambique, we are always looking for new CLVs or back-ups. If you are interested in volunteering to be a CLV, please contact the Consular Section.
U.S. citizens wishing to establish residency in Mozambique must provide a criminal record check to Mozambican immigration authorities. You must obtain this check in the U.S., either from your local police department or the FBI. The Embassy cannot produce criminal record or background checks, or take fingerprints for this purpose. FBI records cannot be authenticated by the Embassy but rather the Department of State’s Office of Authentication. Please visit the notarial page for more information.
Listed are names of translators of Portuguese into English and English into Portuguese, as well as other languages. The Embassy does not accept responsibility for the fidelity or legal acceptability of translations.
Mozambican authorities now require all travelers entering Mozambique to present a valid International Vaccination Certificate. Additionally, travelers who have been to any of the 43 countries where Yellow Fever is known to exist must present a valid Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate. If you cannot present a valid certificate on entry you may be vaccinated at your expense (approximately U.S. $50).
Learn how to request a criminal record request from the FBI.
The latest Department of State travel updates and guidance on travel.state.gov.
Visit the official list of embassies, consulates, and diplomatic missions from the U.S. Department of State.
The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is a free service to allow U.S. citizens and nationals traveling and living abroad to enroll their trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. Enroll Now
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