A country's consulate provides services and information to their citizens who are living in or visiting another country. They also provide information and assistance to people who want to visit or become citizens of their country. Some countries have consulates in New York City.

You can get information from consulates about:

  • Passports
  • Visas
  • Birth records and registration
  • Nationality

Call 311 for assistance by phone.

Consulate vs Embassy

Consulates are local offices that are led by a Consul General. They provide services for their own citizens living in or visiting the U.S. as well as services for U.S. citizens.

Embassies are located in Washington, D.C. There is only one embassy per country in the U.S. and each are led by their country's Ambassador. 311 does not provide information about Embassies.

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