Emergency Financial Assistance

U.S. citizens sometimes face emergencies abroad. In most cases, family or friends can send money directly to the U.S. citizen abroad using Western Union.

What can we do for you?

You can approach the Embassy to request financial assistance.
In the event of an emergency, we can help you contact relatives or financial institutions in the United States.

If you need to return to the United States but you don’t have the means to do so, we can help as well. If you are in this situation, please contact us via e-mail at MontevideoACS@state.gov before visiting us.

For more information about emergency financial assistance for U.S. citizens abroad, please visit the Department of State’s website.