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U.S. Department of State
Spring/Summer 1995: Key Officers of Foreign Service Posts
Office of Information Services

[SECTION 3 OF 9]





                 POST INFORMATION AND SPECIAL NOTICES

POSTS OPENED--Hanoi, Vietnam (USLO); Dusseldorf, Germany (CG)

POSTS CLOSED--Mogadishu, Somalia (USLO) - "The Somalia Liaison Office" 
is now located in Nairobi, Kenya.  It is not a separate post.

POSTS CHANGED IN  RANK, STATUS, ETC.- Koror, Palau (USLO) to Koror, 
Palau (E)

BREAKDOWN OF POSTS AS OF March 30, 1995
Embassies (E)...................................163*
Branch Offices of Embassy (BO)....................3
Missions (M): USUN (New York), USOAS (Washington), USEU  (Brussels), 
ICAO (Montreal), USNATO (Brussels), FODAG (Rome), USOECD (Paris), UNESCO
(observer Mission-Paris), UNVIE (Vienna), and European Office of UN and 
Other IO (Geneva)................................10
U.S. Interests Sections (USINT)...................1
U.S. Offices (USREP)..............................0
Consulates General (CG)..........................67
Consulates (C)...................................17
U.S. Liaison Office (USLO)........................2
     Total......................................263**

Consular Agencies (CA) (includes Abuja (BO)).....46

*This count reflects only those countries where the United States has an 
established physical Mission.  An additional 12 countries have U.S. 
Ambassadors accredited to them but no physical Mission exists.  
Operations have been temporarily suspended at the following post:  
Baghdad (1/91).

**Total post count does not include Consular Agencies (CA).




                    TELEPHONING A FOREIGN SERVICE POST

Below is the procedure for telephoning a Foreign Service post.  American 
Embassy Canberra is used as an example.

Calling From a U.S. Government Agency:

Dial 9 + international access code + country code + city code + local 
number
Ex:  9 + 011 + [61] + (6) + 2705000

Others:
Dial international access code + country code + city code + local number
Ex:  011 + [61] + (6) + 2705000

NOTE:  Some international calls will require operator assistance because 
the country is not an international dial country.  The telephone listing 
for these countries will not be preceded by a country code and city code 
(always shown in brackets and parentheses).

Calls to certain points outside the continental U.S. can be dialed in 
the same manner as long distance.  Simply dial the area code or country 
code and the local number.  For these locations, no city code will 
appear with the telephone number.




                EXAMPLES OF ACCEPTED FORMS FOR ADDRESSING MAIL


\It is most important that correspondence to a Foreign Service post be 
addressed to a section or position rather than to an  officer by  name.  
This will eliminate delays resulting from the forwarding of official 
mail to officers who have transferred. Normally, correspondence 
concerning commercial matters should be addressed simply  "Commercial 
Section" followed by the name and correct mailing address of the post.


Posts with APO/FPO Numbers:

APO/FPO Address*
Name
Organization
PSC or Unit number, Box number
APO AE 09080  or APO  AA 34038 or APO AP 96337

International  Address**
Name of Person/Section
American Embassy
P.O. Box 26431***
Manama, Bahrain


Posts without APO/FPO Numbers:

Diplomatic Pouch Address*
Name of Person/Section
Name of Post
Department of State
Washington, D.C.  20521-plus four digit add-on (see ZIP Codes below)

International Address**
Name of Person/Section
American Embassy
Jubilaeumstrasse 93***
3005 Bern, Switzerland

NOTE:  Do not combine any of the above forms (e.g., international plus 
APO/FPO addresses).  This will only result in confusion and possible 
delays in delivery.  Mail sent to the Department for delivery through 
its pouch system for posts with APO/FPO addresses cannot be accepted and 
will be returned to the sender.

* Use domestic postage.
**   Use international postage.
***  Use street address only when P.O. Box is not supplied.



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