The Repatriation Program provides temporary assistance to United States (U.S.) citizens and their dependents that are identified by the U.S. Department of State as needing to return from a foreign country to the U.S. If an American citizen in a foreign country becomes ill, is without funds or needs to be returned to the U.S. because of a threatening situation in a foreign country, necessary services and a loan are provided through the Repatriation Program. If you have questions regarding the State's role in the Repatriation Program, please contact the Refugee Programs Bureau (RPB) at (916) 654-4356 or RPB@dss.ca.gov.
To repatriate back to the U.S; contact the U.S. Embassy in the foreign country in which you are currently living.
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Repatriation Program Information
- RPB Repatriation Fact Sheet
- ORR Repatriation Program Overview
- ORR Repatriation Fact Sheet
- Adult Protective Services Program Phone Numbers
Policies and Procedures
- California Repatriation Program Regulations - Division 68
- Social Services Available Under the U.S. Repatriation Program - ACIN I-43-09
- Services and Reimbursement for Repatriated Citizens - ACIN I-92-09
- County Reimbursements for Services to Repatriated Citizens - ACIN I-27-10
- Social Services Available Under The United States (U.S.) Repatriation Program - ACIN I-41-15
- International Social Services – Temporary Assistance to Repatriates