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Rep. Engel: Those Looking for Information Regarding U.S. Citizens in Nepal Should Contact the U.S. State Department

 

Rep. Engel: Those Looking for Information Regarding U.S. Citizens in Nepal Should Contact the U.S. State Department

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot Engel, the Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, is encouraging people who are looking for information regarding American citizens in Nepal to contact the U.S. State Department through the department's website or via email. To notify the Department about a U.S. Citizen in Nepal, visit https://tfa.state.gov/ccd and select "2015 Nepal Earthquake." You will then be prompted to submit as much information as possible regarding the individual. If you are unable to provide information via the link above, send an email to NepalEmergencyUSC@state.gov to inform the State Department of the U.S. citizen’s presence in Nepal. Please be sure to provide them with as much of the following information on the person as possible: 

- Full name

- Date of birth

- Place of birth

- Last known location

- Number of accompanying family members who are not U.S. citizens

- Any available contact information

- Any other information you think would be helpful in locating the U.S. citizen – i.e. related travel or tour agency name and contact information or any travel itineraryinformation

Information can also be provided about a U.S. citizen in Nepal via telephone, at 1-888-407-4747(From the U.S. & Canada), and +1-202-501-4444 (From Overseas). American citizens who are currently in Nepal are also encouraged to enroll in the State Department's Smart Travelers Enrollment Program (STEP) by visiting the following address: https://step.state.gov/step/

"Contacting the State Department is the best way to help account for Americans who were in Nepal during this devastating earthquake. U.S. aid and disaster response teams are on the way, but if you or anyone you know may have information regarding a U.S. citizen in Nepal, please contact the State Department immediately with any pertinent information," Congressman Engel said.