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U.S. Citizen Services


Due to staff training and holidays, the Consular Agency in Barranquilla will have limited office hours from November 27 – December 7.  The agency will only be open November 27, December 1 and December 4, and will resume normal office hours December 9.  Please call (5) 353-2001 to make an appointment

**Important: The Consular Agency in Barranquilla will be working on a reduced schedule of operations until further notice. Please call ahead to schedule appointments for Consular Reports of Birth Abroad, Passport Applications, and Notary Services.**


The American Citizen Services office at the U.S. Embassy in Bogotá and the U.S. Consular Agency in Barranquilla both provide assistance to U.S. citizens in Colombia.

The American Citizen Services (ACS) section of the U.S. Embassy in Bogotá offers a varied menu of services.  Please select the service you require, follow all instructions, and make an appointment if necessary.  Following is a list of the services that are provided with a link to the information. 

Security and Travel Information

Emergency & Travel Messages for all U.S. Citizens

Demonstration Notices

Colombia-Specific Information

Preparing for Emergencies

Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)

Passports & Reports of Birth


Reports of Birth Abroad

Emergency Services & Contacts

Death of a U.S Citizen Abroad

Victims of Crime

Arrests and Detention

Getting Financial Assistance

International Parental Child Abduction

Missing Persons

Related U.S. Government Services

Federal Benefits

Voter Registration

Affordable Care Act

Veterans Affairs

U.S. Taxes

Notarial Services

Local Resources

Lawyers and Legal Assistance

Hospitals and Medical Resources

Please contact with any questions.  You will typically receive a response within two (2) business days. If you have questions related to Federal Benefits, please contact

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Town Hall Meeting in Cartagena

  • U.S. Consular Agency Barranquilla
    Town Hall in Cartagena with U.S. Citizens


    All U.S. citizens are invited to a

    Town Hall Meeting with Consul General Julie Ruterbories

    - Overview of the consular services, especially services to U.S. citizens, provided by the U.S. Mission in Colombia

    - Presentation of the new Consular Agent in Barranquilla, Ms. Jill Loving Coronado

    There will be time for questions and answers.

    Thursday, December 3, 2015

    Time:   4:30 p.m – 6:30 p.m.
    Salon: Cartagena
    Hotel Caribe
    Cra. 1 #2-87

    Please bring a valid government-issued ID for admittance

Fee changes effective Sep. 26

  • Please click here for important information about changes to consular fees.

Tax Information