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

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