Information Resource Center

Welcome to the Information Resource Center!

The Information Resource Center is part of the Office of Public Affairs (OPA) and provides:

  • Authoritative and timely background on the content and context of U.S. policy issues and American society;
  • Research and reference service on American foreign and domestic policies, including political and legislative developments, social, economic, environmental issues, people, and institutions;
  • Outreach activities, by supporting projects and establishing partnerships with Portuguese public institutions, among others schools and universities.

Access to our facility is by appointment only. Please email us in advance to schedule your visit.

Questions that have to do with:

  • Visas and visa related questions
  • Green Cards/immigration
  • Work permits
  • Driver’s licenses
  • Validity of marriages or documents and other legal issues are answered by the Consular Section.

If you have questions about sending products or gifts to the US or bringing specific items, e.g. food or medicine into the US please visit the US Customs and Border Protection website.