U.S. Citizen Services
U.S. embassies and consulates are currently experiencing technical difficulties that may result in delays in visa processing and receiving and sending communications. Additionally, applicants who have interviews for student and exchange visitor (F/M/J) visas scheduled for this week should bring proof of payment of the SEVIS fee. U.S. citizens may also experience delays in sending and receiving communications. U.S. citizens requiring emergency assistance should contact the U.S. Consulate in Karachi directly at +92-21-3527-5000 and ask for U.S. Citizens Services during business hours, which are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pakistan time (EST+10) Monday-Friday except U.S. and Pakistani public holidays; please limit calls after hours to serious emergencies only.
Who We Are
Welcome to the website for U.S. Consulate Karachi's American Citizen Services (ACS) section. American Citizen Services is a unit of the Consulate devoted to assisting and providing information to Americans abroad. We visit Americans in jail, assist families and friends following the death of a U.S. citizen, offer help to U.S. children and families involved in abduction, custody, support, and other cases, check on the welfare of U.S. citizens, provide routine notary services, help register to vote in U.S. elections, and can provide you with information on safety and security in Pakistan. Detailed information on these and the other services we provide is available via the links on the left.
Notice: The Pakistani Government has announced new Polio vaccination requirements for all travelers exiting Pakistan. Please click here for details on the new requirements.
Notice: the MERS virus and travel to the Arabian peninsula. The U.S. Embassy wishes to provide the following resources to all citizens considering travel to the Arabian peninsula. The World Health Organization (WHO) has published travel advice on MERS for persons on pilgrimages: http://www.who.int/ith/updates/20130725/en/; additional information may be found on the WHO website regarding Coronavirus infections: http://www.who.int/csr/disease/coronavirus_infections/en/. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has also published guidance for travelers to countries in or near the Arabian Peninsula, including specific recommendations for health care workers: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/alert/coronavirus-saudi-arabia-qatar. Additional information about MERS can be found at http://www.cdc.gov/CORONAVIRUS/MERS/INDEX.HTML.