Consular Officer

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Consular officers are Foreign Service Officers (FSOs) assigned by the United States Department of State that working at U.S. embassies and consulates abroad. They adjudicate immigrant and non-immigrant visas, and provide supports for U.S. citizens traveling or living overseas. While most consular officers' duties are known as issuing visas, they also provide other services include:

  • Receiving, reviewing and adjudicating visa applications
  • Facilitate adoptions
  • Help U.S. citizens with family reunification, in medical emergencies  and evacuate Americans
  • Combat fraud and fight human trafficking
  • Protecting American citizens, property or interests in a foreign country
  • Monitoring security issues that helps American abroad to make decisions concerning travel and activities.

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