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U.S. Department of State

Diplomacy in Action

Media Credentials and Visa Information

The United States has no central office responsible for journalists, no "Ministry of Information." Generally, journalists work without need of official permission. However, each office or event may require individual accreditation. Program officers collect information and provide guidance on the credentialing requirements of each organization or event. However, protocol and security factors prevent Center officials from intervening in the procedures of other organizations. They, not the Foreign Press Center, decide how many credentials to issue and to whom.

-Media Credentials in Washington D.C.
-Washington FPC Credential Application Form  [186 Kb]
-Media Credentials in New York