The Travel.State.gov website provides information to U.S. citizens undertaking international travel on a variety of subjects, including passports and visas for various purposes, locating U.S. Embassies and Consulates, international adoptions and abductions, emergencies and destination-specific information. Additional topics for unforeseen events and emergencies while abroad are also provided.
Passport and visa information available covers the process for application, renewal and replacement of the documents both at home and abroad. Visa requirements for the many reasons people travel abroad are outlined, including tourism, business, employment, immigration, and study and exchange. Information on documenting a traveler's citizenship for events such as a birth, marriage, death or voting abroad is outlined.
A search tool connects users to the U.S. Embassy website where they can locate any U.S. Embassy, Consulate or diplomatic mission in the world for assistance. Legal steps and requirements for adopting a child abroad are detailed along with any current pertinent warnings for specific countries. Information on the parental abduction of children to and from the United States is also provided.
Information on issues that students traveling in foreign countries might face is given as well as emergency scenarios that any traveler might face. Some emergency situations include medical or health care emergencies, arrest or detention, being the victim of a crime, natural disasters and missing persons. Travelers can also check the website for any U.S. State Department safety warnings or advisories about travel to specific countries.