Emergency Assistance

  1. Emergency Assistance

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.

To report an emergency involving a U.S. citizen in Guyana, please contact the U.S. Department of State or the U.S. Embassy in Guyana. You can reach the U.S Embassy during normal business hours or after hours, seven days a week via the following numbers:

During Business Hours (7:30 am – 4:00 pm)

Call 592-225-4900 Ext 4222

Weekends and After Business Hours

After hours emergencies are handled by the Embassy’s Duty Officer. Situations such as the arrest, serious illness, injury, destitution, or death of a U.S. citizen constitute emergencies. In an emergency involving an American citizen in Guyana, you can reach us after hours via Post One on telephone number: 592-225-4126 or 592-225-4127.

From the United States: 011-592-225-4126 or 011-592-225-4127

The Department of State’s Citizen Emergency Center can be reached at (202) 647-5225 or toll-free from within the U.S. at (888) 407-4747. The Department will contact consular officers at the U.S. Embassy in Georgetown. Consular officers will try to locate a missing U.S. citizen or provide other assistance as appropriate, pass on urgent messages, and, consistent with the Privacy Act, report back to the caller.

Death of a U.S Citizen

The U.S. Embassy is ready to assist family and friends in the event of the death of a U.S. citizen in Guyana. Please click HERE for detailed information.

Victims of Crime

If you are the victim of crime while overseas, please review the information the State Department has provided for you in such cases of Emergencies and Crisis abroad.  It will give you appropriate guidance on the how to proceed after reporting your crime to the local authorities and other resources available to you even after returning to the United States.

Arrests in Guyana

If you or a family member is arrested, local authorities are required to notify the U.S. Embassy pursuant to the Vienna Convention. You may ask that local police contact the Embassy on your behalf. Officers will work to protect your interests and ensure that you are treated in a manner consistent with local laws and customs.

See the section “Arrests in Guyana” for more information.

Emergency Passports

Please be aware that the rules for emergency passport issuance are strict, and a consular officer will determine if your situation meets the State Departments standard for an emergency.  Emergencies are generally considered to be either a lost or stolen passport of a tourist with an urgent need for travel (a local police report is required for such an application); or, a medical emergency in the United States. See: Emergency U.S Passport for application instructions.