Website Reviews: Bureau of Consular Affairs

The Bureau of Consular Affairs’ web site,, has two groups of potential users: Americans considering travel abroad, and citizens of other states who are seeking to travel to the United States. These users will find a website which meets their needs effectively, while being easily navigated even on most portable electronic devices.

App Reviews

Check out these reviews of travel-related apps!

Mobile App Reviews: SaferCar

SaferCar is a mobile app offered by the National Transportation Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) for Android and iOS devices. It offers on-the-go access to many of the useful features found on, also maintained by the NHTSA. Within the app, users can search 5-Star Safety Ratings of vehicles as well as vehicle safety recall history.

Mobile App Reviews: MyTSA

The Transportation Security Administration created the MyTSA app as a way to disseminate important information to air travelers.

Social Media

Travel tips from the federal government via Twitter

Trip Planning

Tip sheets and lists to answer questions about international travel

Passport Application Procedures

General information about passport applications and procedures

Traveling Abroad

Guidance for naturalized citizens interested in traveling outside the U.S.