Social Security

For general information about the Social Security Administration, visit their website at

The Embassy’s American Citizen Services unit has limited ability to assist American or Nepali citizens with Social Security applications or claims. The nearest Social Security Administration office that serves Nepal is located at the U.S. Embassy in Manila, Philippines. You can contact the Federal Benefits Unit in Manila directly:

Social Security Administration
U.S. Embassy Manila, Philippines
Phone: +63-2-5301-2000 (open from 8:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M., Tuesdays and Thursdays, except on Philippine and U.S. holidays)
Fax: +63-2-8708-9723

Social Security Administration
United States Embassy
1201 Roxas Boulevard
Ermita, Manila 0930

While we highly recommend direct deposit of Social Security payments into a U.S. bank account, the Embassy can receive and distribute Social Security and other Federal Benefit checks to eligible recipients living in Nepal. We usually receive the checks from the Department of Treasury between the 10th and 15th of each month. Recipients can call 01-423-4000 to confirm whether or not the Embassy has received the full batch of checks. We request that you pick up your check in person on Tuesday between the hours of 1:30 and 3:30 at the Embassy. If you have not received or have lost a Social Security check, please inform the American Citizen Services unit by emailing We will work with the U.S. Department of Treasury to track down your check.

Veterans Benefits
To learn more about potential benefits to veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces, and how to access your current benefits from Nepal, please contact the United States Department of Veterans Affairs at

(Updated May 2018)