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SCARS|RSN™ Reporting Scams: Reporting To The FBI Around The World

The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation maintains offices around the world, including in Ghana and Nigeria.

The FBI has offices around the globe. These offices—called legal attachés or legats—are located in U.S. embassies.

For more than seven decades, the FBI has stationed special agents and other personnel overseas to help protect Americans back home by building relationships with principal law enforcement, intelligence, and security services around the globe that help ensure a prompt and continuous exchange of information.

Today, we have 63 legal attaché offices—commonly known as legats—and more than two dozen smaller sub-offices in key cities around the globe, providing coverage for more than 180 countries, territories, and islands. Each office is established through mutual agreement with the host country and is situated in the U.S. embassy or consulate in that nation.

Our legal attaché program is managed by the International Operations Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. This office keeps in close contact with other federal agencies, Interpol, foreign police and security officers in Washington, and national and international law enforcement associations. International liaison and information sharing are conducted in accordance with executive orders, laws, treaties, Attorney General Guidelines, FBI policies, and interagency agreements.

Alphabetical List of Overseas Offices

  • Abu Dhabi, UAE

    American Embassy: 011-971-2-414-2200
    Dubai, UAE Suboffice
    011-971-4-309-4000
    Nations covered: United Arab Emirates

  • Abuja, Nigeria

    American Embassy: 011-234-9-461-4000
    Lagos, Nigeria Suboffice
    American Consulate: 011-234-1-460-3400
    Nations covered: Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Nigeria

  • Accra, Ghana

    American Embassy: 011-233-30-2741-000
    Nations covered: Ghana, Togo

  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    American Embassy: 011-251-11-130-6000
    Nations covered: Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Sudan

  • Amman, Jordan

    American Embassy: 011-962-6-590-6000
    Beirut, Lebanon Suboffice
    American Embassy: 011-961-4-542-600
    Nations covered: Jordan, Lebanon, Syria

  • Ankara, Turkey

    American Embassy: 011-90-312-455-5555
    Istanbul Suboffice
    American Consulate: 011-90-212-335-9000
    Nations covered: Turkey

  • Astana, Kazakhstan

    American Embassy: 011-7-3172-70-2100
    Nations covered: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

  • Athens, Greece

    American Embassy: 011-30-210-720-2490
    Nations covered: Cyprus, Greece

  • Baghdad, Iraq

    American Embassy: 1-240-553-0590
    Erbil, Iraq Suboffice
    Nations covered: Iraq

  • Bangkok, Thailand

    American Embassy: 011-66-2-205-4000
    Nations covered: Laos, Myanmar, Thailand

  • Beijing, China

    American Embassy: 011-8610-6532-3831
    Nations covered: Mongolia, People’s Republic of China

  • Berlin, Germany

    American Embassy: 011-49-30-238-5174
    Frankfurt Suboffice
    American Consulate: 011-49-69-7535-0
    Nations covered: Germany

  • Bern, Switzerland

    American Embassy: 011-41-31-357-7011
    Nations covered: Liechtenstein, Switzerland

  • Bogota, Colombia

    American Embassy: 011-571-275-2000
    Nations covered: Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela