Sections & Offices

The Management Section provides a full range of administrative support services to all offices of the mission. It provides daily support to Mission employees by maintaining program operations and working with the U.S. Department of State on post’s long-term planning: buildings, workforce structure, communications systems, and resources, in addition to negotiating with the host government on reciprocity and labor issues relevant to Embassy operations. The Management Officer ensures that foreign policy operations and services to the public are efficient, effective, and secure.

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy is responsible for providing assistance and protection to U.S. citizens in Romania, for the issuance of passports and other documentation to citizens and nationals, and for the protection of U.S. border security and the facilitation of legitimate travel to the United States.

The Consular Section offers visa services and provides information and assistance to U.S. citizens in Romania. The Consul General is Daniel Perrone.

  • Visa Services
    For information about non-immigrantand immigrant visa please visit the Visa section of this website. For visa related questions, please write to VisasBucharest@state.gov (please see the A to Z Index first).
  • U.S. Citizens Services
    Emergency Contact
    For U.S. citizens solely inquiring about general information or services in cases of arrest, illness, death, passport, birth, acquisition and loss of nationality, citizenship, notarial services and other consular services for U.S. citizens not related to visa matters, please write to: ACSBucharest@state.gov.

 

 

The mission of the Public Diplomacy Office is to promote understanding of U.S. political, economic and social issues, explaining to Romanian audiences both the current Administration’s foreign policy agenda and the complexities of U.S. society and culture.

The Public Affairs Section consists of three sections:

Press Section (Media and Social Media). The Press Attaché is Richard R. Silver.
Cultural Affairs Section (Cultural, Educational, Exchange Programs).
Information Resource Center.

The Counselor for Public Diplomacy Ronald E. Hawkins leads the Public Diplomacy Office.
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The Economic Section focuses on promoting shared prosperity for the United States and Romania and enhances the relationship in economic, environmental, and scientific affairs.  The section follows Romanian economic policy developments to understand how they will affect U.S. interests, advocates for U.S. economic and business interests in Romania, explains U.S. economic policies and financial regulations to Romanian audiences, and provides assistance to U.S. firms doing business in Romania.
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The Foreign Agricultural Service as part of the U.S. Embassy in Romania represents the interests of the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Romania. The regional office is based in Warsaw, Poland and covers Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Romania. The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) Bucharest works for improving access of U.S. products on the Romanian market and to improve the competitive position of U.S. agriculture in Romania.
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The Political Section analyzes and reports on political matters that affect U.S. interests. It conveys U.S. Government views on political issues to foreign officials, negotiates agreements, and maintains close contact with political and labor leaders, third country diplomats, and others of influence.

The Human Resource Office directs, manages and provides comprehensive human resource programs such as compensation, recruitment, training, orientation, career development, mentoring, benefits, separation, performance evaluation, etc., by emphasizing customer service and responsiveness.

The United States Marine Corps Security Guards protect classified material, American lives, and property of U.S. missions abroad.

The Office of Defense Cooperation Romania is responsible to the Commander, United States European Command, the United States Ambassador to Romania and the Defense Security Cooperation Agency for the execution of security cooperation programs including International Military Education and Training, Foreign Military Financing/Foreign Military Sales, State Partnership Program, George C. Marshall Center, military to military engagements and humanitarian assistance programs. In addition, the ODC Romania coordinates training, exercises, operations and bilateral defense agreements.
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The U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce successfully brings together exporters and importers of U.S. goods and services from around the world. The Commercial Service’s objective in Bucharest is to expand U.S. exports to Romania by developing local contact databases, researching local market trends and developing opportunities for US companies to accomplish this. It also provides U.S. companies with services (fee-based) to locate interested buyers, distributors and agents, and advocates on behalf of U.S. companies when they face trade barriers that impede them from conducting business.

Learn more about the U.S. Commercial Service at http://www.export.gov. For information about Commercial Service Bucharest, please go to: Doing Business in Romania and Commercial Services Romania.

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
    Each Legal Attache (Legat) represents the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and protects the interests of the Bureau. The FBI responds to domestic and extraterritorial needs as effectively as possible. This is accomplished through partnerships and cooperation with Romanian and Moldovan law enforcement agencies on every level.
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  • Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
    The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) works together with Romanian and international drug law enforcement agencies on matters regarding international drug control programs and drug related money laundering.
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  • Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training
    The Resident Legal Advisor program is operated by the Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training [“OPDAT”], which is part of the Criminal Division of the United States Department of Justice in Washington. OPDAT helps fulfil the Justice Department’s commitment to assist states and entities around the world as they attempt to build and maintain, or to improve, effective and fair criminal justice institutions.
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  • Regional Security Office
    The Regional Security Office Bucharest is responsible for providing a safe and secure working environment for U.S. Diplomats in Romania. The Regional Security Office Bucharest overseas a number of security and law enforcement programs at post to include; criminal investigations, personnel investigations, physical/residential security, the local guard force program, security of classified material, law enforcement liaison, police training programs and the counter-terrorism rewards program.
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  • United States Secret Service
    The United States Secret Service works together with Romanian and other international law enforcement agencies on matters concerning the counterfeiting of United States currency and other financial crimes. The USSS is also responsible for providing protection for our nation’s leaders, such as the President and Vice President.
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  • Intellectual Property Law Enforcement
    A major goal of the IPLEC program is to help develop strategies for more effective investigation and prosecution of intellectual property offenses through trainings and case-based mentoring.
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The U.S. Defense Attaché Office (DAO) performs representational functions on behalf of the Secretary of Defense, the Secretaries of the Military Services, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Chiefs of the U.S. Military Services, and the Commander of European Command. Additionally, the Defense Attaché Office develops military-to-military relationships with the Romanian Armed Forces and provides advice on military matters to the U.S. Ambassador to Romania.
The Defense & Air Attaché is Col. Paul T. Matier.