Bureau of Consular Affairs Law and Legal Definition

The Bureau of Consular Affairs’ mission is to protect the lives and interests of American citizens overseas and to strengthen U.S. border security. The Bureau of Consular Affairs deal with events and issues such as birth, death, marriage, adoption, child custody, citizenship, and relocation to another country, which have a personal impact. The Bureau of Consular Affairs provides passports to enable Americans travel internationally and it is also willing to lend a helping hand when citizens fall victim to crime, accident or illness in other countries, or just want to vote absentee.