Before you and your spouse, partner or child can take advantage of all that the Foreign Service lifestyle has to offer, you will first need to follow a number of Department of State procedures to add your spouse, partner or child to your orders.

Adding a Spouse and Partner

American Foreign Service Employee Marries American or non-American Spouse
American Foreign Service Employee Marries Foreign-Born Locally Engaged Staff (LES)
American Foreign Service Employee Partners with Same-Sex American or non-American
American Foreign Service Employee Partners with Locally Engaged Staff (LES)
American Foreign Service Employee Marries or Partners with American Foreign Service Employee (Tandem Employees)

Adding Other Family Members

Adding a Child to Your Orders (pdf)
Adding Parents to Your Orders (pdf)

Resources

Connecting with Spouse/Partner Programs