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U.S. Department of State 
Key Officers of Foreign Service Posts 
Guide for Business Representatives 
Released:  March 1996 


Information/Notices; Telephoning; Addressing






             POST INFORMATION AND SPECIAL NOTICES 
              
              
             POSTS OPENED - None 
              
             POSTS  CLOSED - Malabo,  Equatorial Guinea (E), Poznan,  
             Poland  (CG), Bordeaux, France (CG), Bilbao, Spain (C) 
              
             POSTS CHANGED IN  RANK, STATUS, ETC. - Hanoi, Vietnam  
             (USLO) to Hanoi, Vietnam (E); Skopje, Macedonia (USLO) to  
             Skopje, Macedonia (E) 
              
              
             BREAKDOWN OF POSTS AS OF February 23, 1996 
              
             Embassies (E) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . *164 
              
             Branch Offices of Embassy (BO). . . . . .    3 
              
             Missions (M): . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   12 
                USUN (New York), 
                USOAS (Washington), 
                USEC (Brussels), 
                ICAO (Montreal),  
                USNATO (Brussels), 
                FODAG (Rome), 
                USOECD (Paris), 
                UNEP (Nairobi), 
                OSCE (Vienna), 
                UNESCO (Observer Mission-Paris), 
                UNVIE (Vienna), and 
                European Office of UN and Other IO (Geneva) 
              
             U.S. Interests Sections (USINT). . . . . .   1 
              
             U.S. Offices (USREP) . . . . . . . . . . .   0 
              
             Consulates General (CG). . . . . . . . . .  66 
              
             Consulates (C) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14 
              
             U.S. Liaison Office (USLO) . . . . . . . .   1 
              
                    Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . **260 
              
             Consular Agencies (CA) . . . . . . . . . .  45 
              
              
             *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 a 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 
              
             Posts with APO/FPO Numbers: 
              
                  APO/FPO Address* 
              
                  Name  
                  Organization 
                  PSC or Unit number, Box number 
                  APO AE 09080 or APO AA 34038 or PO 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-four digit add-on 
                  (see 9-digit ZIP Code explanation and listing) 
              
                  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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