Resources for Doing Business Abroad

Conducting business abroad may entail frequent international travel to visit prospective business partners. Likewise, business partners may come to the U.S. to work with you. The following resources will help you find and authenticate paperwork you and your overseas business partners may need for traveling.

Resources for Doing Business Abroad

  • Stay Safe & Secure while Doing Business Abroad:
    The State Department’s Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) can help your business stay safe abroad—whether you’re on your first overseas business trip or your expanding your operations into your 100th country. OSAC maintains an office of security analysts that can help you with security questions big and small, and a website full of the latest information on trends and benchmarking. Plus, OSAC has over 140 in-country networks around the globe that can help you make instant contacts with other U.S. businesses operating overseas.

  • International Travel Resources, Tips and Advisories
    Provides must-read resources if you are planning to go overseas to conduct business. Country-specific resources include current travel advisories, tips for international travel and document requirements.

  • International Business FAQs
    Lists answers to frequently asked questions about doing business abroad, facilitating overseas investment, trade restrictions and assisting foreign companies.

  • Department of State Office of Authentications
    Outlines the Department of State's Authentications Office, which is responsible for signing and issuing certificates under the Seal of the U.S. Department of State.  The Authentications Office also verifies business documents that will be used overseas, including company bylaws, powers of attorney, trademarks, diplomas, transcripts, distributorship agreements, articles of incorporation, good standing certificates, home studies and letters of reference. The Office also ensures that the requested information will serve in the interest of justice and is not contrary to U.S. policy.

  • Passports
    Supplies information and services to American citizens who need to obtain, replace or change a passport.