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Emergency Information – Abroad

Help outside Canada – Department of Global Affairs

If you need help when you are outside of Canada, call the Department of Global Affairs
613-996-8885 collect (outside Canada)





From outside Canada


From inside Canada –

If you fear being taken abroad, or if you are assisting someone who has been taken abroad

  • 613-996-8885
  • +1 613 996 8885 (call collect where available)
  • 1-800-387-3124 (toll-free from the U.S. and Canada only)



  • 613-209-1233 (carrier charges may apply)



  • 613-944-1310
  • 1-800-394-3472 (toll-free from the U.S. and Canada only)


When you contact Global Affairs:

  • Tell them your situation, including the threat of forced marriage.
  • Give them contacts in Canada who are aware of your situation and who can verify your identity.
  • Tell them if you have a short timeframe in which to communicate, and let them know if it is safe for them to return your call