If you are concerned about a U.S. citizen relative or friend who is traveling or living in Burma, please contact us:
If calling the 24 Hour Embassy Telephone, explain that you want to speak to the Duty Officer or a Consular Officer. When contacting us please provide:
- The of the person you are looking for,
- His/her U.S. passport number,
- Date and place of birth,
- Travel plans,
- The date when he/she entered Burma.
Please note the information we can share with you about these searches is sometimes impacted by the Privacy Act, which is a U.S. law designed to protect the privacy rights of U.S. citizens. The Act states that we may not reveal information regarding a U.S. citizen’s location, welfare, intentions, or problems to anyone, including the citizen’s family members and Congressional representatives, without the written consent of that individual. Although we recognize that this law may occasionally cause distress to concerned families, we must comply with the provisions of the Privacy Act if the individual has asked us not to share information about him or her. Exceptions can occasionally be made for the health and safety of the individual and when minors are involved. A consular officer can explain to you how the Privacy Act might impact your specific case.
For more information on missing persons please visit Department of State’s website.