Service of Process

Instructions for serving the Department of State may be found in 22 C.F.R. § 172.2-3

22 C.F.R. § 172.2(a) states that:

(a) Only the Executive Office of the Office of the Legal Adviser (L/EX) is authorized to receive and accept summonses or complaints sought to be served upon the Department or Department employees. All such documents should be delivered or addressed to: The Executive Office, Office of the Legal Adviser, Suite 5.600, 600 19th Street NW., Washington DC 20522. (Note that the suite number is 5.600.) 

In addition, in accordance with 22 C.F.R. § 172.3(a), only L/EX is authorized to receive and accept subpoenas, court orders or other demands or requests for official information or action.