Due to the lapse in appropriations of the U.S. government for some agencies, the Embassy of the United States in Colombia will be operating in a limited manner until further notice. However, U.S. citizen services (such as passports), and visa services will continue. Visa interviews will resume after Christmas on December 26. The U.S. Embassy will continue providing essential services to U.S. citizens in Colombia during the lapse in appropriations of the U.S. government. U.S. citizens requiring emergency assistance please call 1 2752000. Outside of normal business hours, please call 1 2754021. Individuals outside of Colombia should call (57) 1 2752000.