Victims of Crime

The State Department is committed to assisting U.S. citizens who become victims of crime while abroad. 

We can help:

  • Replace a stolen passport
  • Contact family, friends, or employers
  • Obtain appropriate medical care
  • Address emergency needs that arise as a result of the crime
  • Explain the local criminal justice process
  • Connect you to local and U.S.-based resources to assist victims of crime
  • Obtain information about any local and U.S. victim compensation programs available
  • Provide a list of local lawyers who speak English

We cannot:

  • Investigate crimes
  • Provide legal advice or represent you in court
  • Serve as official interpreters or translators
  • Pay legal, medical, or other fees for you

General information and other useful links for victims of crime are available at the Department of State’s Help for American Victims of Crime Overseas webpage.

For information about crime victim compensation programs in the U.S., please see the National Association of Crime Victim Compensation Board website.


Contact Information for Victim Assistance Programs

 

DISCLAIMERThe U.S. Department of State assumes no responsibility for the professional ability or integrity of the organizations whose names appear below.  This referral does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation of the U.S. Department of State.