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ITVERP Documents

Informational materials describing the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP), general program requirements, program implementation efforts, and the steps to apply for this benefit.

Forms & Checklist

You will need the following forms and instructions to prepare your application.


ITVERP Final Regulations (Federal Register Volume 71, Issue 172; September 6, 2006).

ITVERP Final Rule (Federal Register Volume 76, Issue 69; April 11, 2011).

Reports to Congress

Resource List

Links to resources and programs from OVC and partner agencies that may be of assistance to you.

Federal Resources

Office of Overseas Citizens Services, Bureau of Consular Affairs, U.S. Department of State.
Assists American citizens who become victims of crime while traveling, working, or residing abroad. Consular duty personnel are available for emergency assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at embassies, consulates, and consular agencies overseas and in Washington, D.C.

Contact information for U.S. Embassies and Consulates overseas can be found at

Victim Services Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Department of Justice.
Manages the FBI’s operational victim assistance response to terrorist attacks outside the United States, criminal transportation disasters, and other mass casualty crimes.

Office of Justice for Victims of Overseas Terrorism (OVT), National Security Division, U.S. Department of Justice.
Responsible for ensuring that the investigation and prosecution of a terrorist attack remains a high priority within the Department of Justice and providing information and support to victims and their families during the criminal justice process.

More information on the office, responsibilities, and assistance to victims can be found in the brochure Assistance for U.S. Victims of Overseas Terrorism and Their Families.

More information on these resources is available from

For Crime Victims: Help for Victims of International Terrorism

Selected OVC Publications and Online Resources

Image of Resource Guide for Serving U.S. Citizens Victimized AbroadResource Guide for Serving U.S. Citizens Victimized Abroad (April 2008)—This OVC online resource guide can help victim service providers develop strategic plans and carry out constructive activities to ensure that key personnel, resources, and protocols are in place for effective assistance.

Includes a collection of victim assistance checklists covering such topics as:

  • Safety and Security
  • Prediction and Preparation
  • Special Considerations for Homicide

Available only as an e-pub (electronic resource).

Online Directory of Crime Victim Services—This resource is a searchable database of services provided by not-for-profit programs and public agencies. Use the OVC Directory to locate nonemergency victim services in the United States and other countries.

More Programs, Publications, and Websites from OVC
(featured on ITVERP’s home page product rotator)

Image of Coping After Terrorism: A Guide to Healing and RecoveryCoping After Terrorism: A Guide to Healing and Recovery (September 2001)—OVC handbook intended to help victims of terrorism understand their reactions to an act of terrorism or mass violence. Available in other languages (Chinese, French, Spanish).

Image of Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program for Domestic TerrorismAntiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program for Domestic Terrorism—OVC program web pages.

Image of OVC-Funded Grantees Helping Victims of TraffickingOVC-Funded Grantees Helping Victims of Trafficking—Web-based matrix with program and contact information.

Image of—OVC Website showcasing OVC’s Public Service Announcements and general information for crime victims.




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Resource Guide for Serving U.S. Citizens Victimized Abroad
Travel.State.Gov, A Service of the Bureau of Consular Affairs, U.S. Department of State Your Path to Government Benefits