American Citizen Services – Message for U.S. Social Security Beneficiaries

As part of the Foreign Enforcement Program, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has recently informed us that there are over 3000 Social Security recipients residing in Colombia who have not returned the required “Proof of Life” report to the U.S. Social Security Administration.  If you have not yet returned your proof of life form, please do so immediately.   Please note that the Social Security Administration will suspend your benefits in February 2018 if they do not receive the completed form by December 31, 2017.

If you are receiving benefits from the Social Security Administration and wish to know if you are required to complete the proof of life form this year, please visit

All SSA recipients should receive the proof of life form in the mail by October.  If by the end of October you have not received and returned your report to the U.S. Social Security Administration, please visit to download the form.

YOU MUST MAIL the original completed and signed form to:

Social Security Administration
Wilkes Barre Data Operations Center
Attention: FEQ Analyst, FEQ Forms 7161-7162
1150 E. Mountain Dr. Room 341
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702-7997


Please note the U.S. Embassy in Bogota cannot not receive or process the forms for beneficiaries.  Forms received at the U.S. Embassy will be destroyed.