U.S. Code of Federal Regulations

Regulations most recently checked for updates: Feb 04, 2023

§ 5.3 - Rules of procedure, description of forms available, or the places at which forms may be obtained.

Rules of procedure regarding the following listed matters may be consulted under the corresponding regulations referenced in § 5.4, or obtained upon application to the offices listed below. Forms pertaining to the following listed matters, and instructions relating thereto may also be obtained at the offices indicated in the following table 1 to § 5.3:

Table 1 to § 5.3

Subject matter Office Address
Access to Information and RecordsBureau of AdministrationOffice of Information Programs and Services (IPS), U.S. Department of State, State Annex 2 (SA-2), 515 22nd Street NW, Washington, DC, Suite 8100, 20522-0208, Fax: (202) 261-8579, URL: FOIA.state.gov.
For passport records and records of the Office of the Inspector General, please see 22 CFR 171.4(a).
Appointment of Foreign Service OfficersBoard of Examiners for the Foreign ServiceBoard of Examiners for the Foreign Service, Department of State, SA-1, H-518, 2401 E Street NW. Washington, DC 20522.
AuthenticationsOffice of AuthenticationsU.S. Department of State, 600 19th Street NW, Washington, DC 20006.
Civil RightsOffice of Civil RightsOffice of Civil Rights (S/OCR), 2201 C Street NW, Suite 7428, Washington, DC 20520.
International educational and cultural exchange programsBureau of Educational and Cultural AffairsFor ECA-funded programs, Department of State, 2200 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20522-0500, ECA.state.gov; phone (202) 632-6445.
For the Exchange Visitor Program, Department of State, SA-4E, Room E-B001 - 2201 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20520. Jexchanges@state.gov; phone (202) 632-6445.
International Traffic in Arms RegulationsDirectorate of Defense Trade ControlsU.S. Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, 2401 E Street NW, SA-1, Room H1200, Washington, DC 20037.
U.S. PassportsPassport Serviceshttps://travel.state.gov/, National Passport Information Center, 877-487-2778, 888-874-7793 (TDD/TTY), 8:00 am to 10:00 pm ET Monday-Friday, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm ET Saturday (excluding federal holidays), NPIC@state.gov.
Organizational charthttps://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/rls/dos/99484.htm.
Procurements and assistance, domestic/international acquisition and federal assistance policyOffice of the Procurement ExecutiveU.S. Department of State, A/OPE (SA-15, Suite 1060), Washington, DC 20522, FAX 703-875-6155.
Protection and welfare of U.S. citizens, intercountry adoption, international child abduction, and other consular services abroadOverseas Citizen Serviceshttps://travel.state.gov/, 888-407-4747 (from U.S. and Canada), +1 202-501-4444 (from Overseas).
Treaties and international agreementsOffice of the Assistant Legal Adviser for Treaty Affairshttps://www.state.gov/s/l/treaty/.
Visa issuanceOffice of Visa Serviceshttps://travel.state.gov/, National Visa Center - Public Inquiries, 603-334-0700 (immigrant visas only), 603-334-0888 (nonimmigrant visas only), 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. ET Monday-Friday (excluding federal holidays), https://secureforms.travel.state.gov/ask-nvc.php.