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Foreign Per Diem Rates

Establishing Per Diem Rates:  Maximum rates of per diem allowances for travel in foreign areas are established by the Secretary of State and apply to all U.S. Government employees and contractors. For regulations pertaining to these rates, see the Federal Travel Regulations, Chapter 301-7, as established by the General Services Administration and implementing regulations established by Federal Agencies, (Foreign Affairs Manual - See 6 FAM 150; Defense Department Agencies - See Chapter 4 of the JFTR, Vol 1, for Members of the Uniformed Services and JTR, Vol 2, for Civilians.) Appendix B of Chapter 301of the Federal Travel Regulations also contains information on the allocation of M&IE rates to be used in making deductions from the M&IE allowance.

For domestic and non-contiguous U.S. per diem rates, please see :
* General Services Administration: Domestic Per Diem Rates (CONUS)
* Department of Defense: Non-contiguous U.S. Rates

Foreign Travel Per Diem rates are also available on our electronic subcription service.  

If you may have questions regarding the per diem rates, please contact the Office of Allowances.

Office of Allowances
Bureau of Administration
U.S. Department of State
Washington, DC 20522-0104
Telephone: (202) 663-1121
E-mail: AllowancesO@state.gov

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