Sections and Offices

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.

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) 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.

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.

AIRC have published (from 2004 to 2021) the bi-monthly Zoom in on America magazine for high school student and English teachers.

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
Erin Nickerson
Political Officer
Erjon Kruja
Management Officer
Mely Jacobson
Regional Security Officer
Kevin Sleight
Public Affairs Officer
Althea Cawley-Murphree