Consular notification and access is the obligatory process by which federal, state, and local law enforcement and legal authorities provide information to foreign government representatives regarding their citizens in the United States and permit foreign consular officers to assist their nationals. Authorities have a legal requirement to provide consular notification and access. Consular notification and access is mandated by the Supremacy Clause of Article VI in the U.S. Constitution, the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations of 1963, and the relevant bilateral treaties.
Consular Notification Statements
Download a PDF of consular notification statements in various languages