The Rio Grande within Bend National Park. Photo by Mark Schuler, National Park Service, Creative Commons attribution license.

The Office of International Affairs (OIA) facilitates, supports, and coordinates DOI’s international engagement to advance DOI’s mission and support complementary U.S. foreign policy objectives abroad.

About Us
The Department of the Interior (DOI) collaborates internationally to manage natural resources, honor cultural heritage, supply water and energy, and advance scientific research on behalf of the American people.
The Passport and Visa Division of the Office of International Affairs (OIA) at the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) assists employees in obtaining official passports and visas required for undertaking international travel on behalf of the U.S. government.
Monarch butterflies on goldenrod. Photo by Rachel Laubhan, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Creative Commons attribution license.
The Policy Division of DOI’s Office of International Affairs (OIA) serves as a central point of contact for DOI on international matters, in order to support coordination of the on-the-ground work carried out through DOI bureaus and offices around the world, as well as engagement by high-level DOI officials.
Technical Assistance
The U.S. Department of the Interior´s International Technical Assistance Program (DOI-ITAP) collaborates with other countries to protect and sustainably manage natural resources and cultural heritage.