U.S. Consulate General Krakow
The United States Consulate General in Krakow represents American interests in southern Poland. Its consular district covers the provinces of Dolnośląskie, Opolskie, Śląskie, Małopolskie, Podkarpackie and Świętokrzyskie.
Polish and American citizens living in these areas receive most U.S. government services from the Consulate rather than the Embassy in Warsaw.
Walter Braunohler began his duties as Consul General in Kraków, Poland on August 13, 2015. A Foreign Service officer whose diplomatic career began in 2002, Mr. Braunohler has served in Thailand, Iraq, Australia, Sudan, and in Washington, D.C. He speaks Polish and Thai.
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American Citizen Services (ACS)
The American Citizen Services section provides services and information to American citizens, such as emergency assistance, passport services, notarizations, reports of birth of American citizens abroad, among others.
Non-Immigrant Visa Section
The Non-Immigrant Visa section serves Polish citizens who are seeking visas for temporary visits to the United States. Permanent immigration visas are handled only at the Embassy in Warsaw.
The Public Affairs Section (PAS)
The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Consulate General in Krakow handles all aspects of press and cultural relations for the United States government in the 6 southern provinces of Poland: Dolnośląskie, Opolskie, Śląskie, Małopolskie, Podkarpackie and Świętokrzyskie.
- arranges press interviews, provides texts, transcripts and explanatory articles stating and explaining United States policies,
- manages exchange programs between various segments of Polish and American society,
- administers U.S. government involvement in cultural and educational activities between Poland and the United States.
Media inquiries should be directed to the Public Affairs Section.
This section also runs the American Information Resource Center and the Education Information Center.
American Information Resource Center (AIRC)
The American Information Resource Center (AIRC) at the Consulate provides Polish institutions with up-to-date, comprehensive information on U.S. foreign policy, economic and trade issues, U.S. domestic issues and American society and culture.
- publishes the monthly Spotlight newsletter about upcoming Consulate activities,
- publishes the monthly Zoom in on America magazine for high school student and English teachers.
Education Information Center
The Education Information Center maintains a collection of catalogs and guides for Polish citizens interested in university-level study in the U.S. and provides guidance on studying in the USA.
Consul General Walter Braunohler
Consular Chief Aaron Luster
Management Officer David Cummings
Regional Security Officer Anthony Campagna
Public Affairs Officer Pamnella DeVolder
The Consulate provides a wide range of consular services to Polish and American citizens.
Federal Benefits Unit
Tel.: +48 12 424 5128 (9:30-12:00)
Visits only by appointment: 9:00-12:00
U.S. Embassy Warsaw
Aleje Ujazdowskie 29/31
00-540 Warsaw Poland
Tel.: +48 22 504 2000
ul. Stolarska 9, 31-043 Krakow
Tel: +48 12 424 5148, +48 12 424 5143