Information Resource Center

The Information Resource Center (IRC) section of the U.S. Embassy website is the “information booth” where we hope you’ll find whatever you were looking for but couldn’t find in other sections.

The IRC provides reference, referral and documentation service for researchers, journalists, govt officials, and others with a professional or scholarly interest in the United States. Qualified information resource specialists can assist with your inquiries about the U.S.

The IRC can provide personalized alert services on topics relating to U.S. policy and topical issues. If you need assistance from the IRC in connection with your work call 2130 8996 between 14.00 and 16.00 or send an email to


The IRC does not answer queries about visas to the United States or about other consular matters. For consular information,  please check the Consular pages of our website.

Public Information and Quick Reference Service

For general information about the United States, please check the About the U.S. section of the site.

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