Victims of Crime
See guidance regarding Emergency Financial Assistance .
For information regarding the application for a U.S. passport see How to Apply for a U.S. Passport .
For legal assistance in Canada , please see the Embassy’s website at https://ca.usembassy.gov/ Under U.S. Citizen Services, select “Legal Assistance”. Here you will find a list of attorneys for each consular district.
Please note: The Department of State assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the entities or individuals whose names appear on the following lists. Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by the Department or the U.S. government. Names are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance. The information on the list is provided directly by the local service providers; the Department is not in a position to vouch for such information.
Contact your local police to report a crime in progress.
Help that can be provided:
- Replace a lost or stolen passport
- Contact family, friends, or employers with written permission, in accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974
- Provide information to facilitate access to appropriate medical care
- Address emergency needs that arise as a result of the crime
- Explain financial assistance options, such as assistance available to return to the United States
- Provide information about local points of contact or organizations who discuss relevant host country laws and implementation of those laws
- Share information about the status of your case in the local criminal justice process when applicable
- Connect you to overseas and U.S.-based resources for victims of crime, if available
- Provide a list of local lawyers who speak English
The Embassy web page has additional resources and information for crime victims.
Please visit the Embassy website at https://ca.usembassy.gov/ Under U.S. Citizen Services, select “Victims of Crime”. https://ca.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/victims-of-crime/
Additional information is also available at the Department of State’s website https://travel.state.gov/content/travel.html , select “International Travel,” select “Emergencies,” and follow the guidance under “Help for U.S. Citizen Victims of Crime”.
For passports, see guidance for Passports (above)
For legal assistance in Canada , please see our website at https://ca.usembassy.gov/ . Under U.S. Citizen Services, select “Legal Assistance”.
For medical assistance in Canada , please see our website at https://ca.usembassy.gov/ . Under U.S. Citizen Services, select “Medical Assistance”.
If you would like to speak to someone directly regarding a crime committed against a U.S. citizen in Canada , call the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate:
Calgary: 403-266-8962, press “0” for immediate assistance
Québec City: 418-692-2095