"New" FBI adds 63 offices overseas extending its reach into 180 countries

"New" FBI adds 63 offices overseas extending its reach into 180 countries

The FBI's power to arrest is no longer limited to the U.S. They have 63 offices overseas with reach into 180 countries, according to the FBI. 


When did Congress approve the FBI's expansion of its offices and authority overseas?


Here are the FBI's eleven offices in Europe:

  • Berlin, Germany

    American Embassy: 011-49-30-238-5174
    Frankfurt Suboffice
    American Consulate: 011-49-69-7535-0
    Nations covered: Germany

  • Bern, Switzerland

    American Embassy: 011-41-31-357-7011
    Nations covered: Liechtenstein, Switzerland

  • Brussels, Belgium

    American Embassy: 011-32-2-512-5519
    Nations covered: Belgium, Luxembourg, U.S. Mission to NATO and the EU

  • Copenhagen, Denmark

    American Embassy: 011-45-3341-7100
    Stockholm, Sweden Suboffice
    America Embassy: 011-46-8-783-5488
    Nations covered: Denmark, Faroe Island, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden

  • London, England

    American Embassy: 0-11-44-207-894-0007
    Nations covered: United Kingdom ( England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales), Republic of Ireland, Channel Islands (Guernsey, Jersey)

  • Madrid, Spain

    American Embassy: 011-34-91-587-2200
    Nations covered: Andorra, Gibraltar, Portugal, Spain

  • Paris, France

    American Embassy: 011-33-1-4312-2222
    Lyon Suboffice (INTERPOL)
    Nations covered: France, Monaco

  • Prague, Czech Republic

    American Embassy: 011-420-2-5702-2000
    Nations covered: Czech Republic and Slovakia 

  • Rome, Italy

    American Embassy: 011-39-06-4674-2710
    Nations covered: Italy, Malta, San Marino, Vatican City

  • The Hague, Netherlands

    American Embassy:  011-31-70-310-2264
    Nations covered: Netherlands, U.S. Mission to Europol

  • Vienna, Austria

    American Consulate: 011-43-1-313-39-2155
    Nations covered: Austria, Croatia, Slovenia


The FBI also has offices in Africa, South and Central America, Asia, and the Middle East. They are marked in red on the attached world map:


Loretta Lynch, Attorney General for the Obama Administration, said the Justice Department, Secret Service, and FBI were making arrests and prosecuting crimes internationally.


In a speech at the Hague, Netherlands, Lynch announced the Justice Department was assigning a second prosecutor within the European Cyber-Crime Centre, also known as EC3.

Lynch also said the FBI is placing "three new permanent Cyber Assistant Legal Attachés (offices) in foreign offices including London, Ottawa and Canberra, Australia."




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