Can the US embassy send an American citizen home for free?
He's been sick for over a year and can't afford to go to the doctor or buy medicines, and has to take care of an 8 month old child. He's overstayed already by a year.
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U.S. consuls can assist U.S. citizens abroad who are temporarily destitute due to unforeseen circumstances.
U.S. citizens in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain who find themselves in these circumstances should contact the Embassy in Abu Dhabi. U.S. citizens in Dubai and other Emirates including southern Emirates should contact the Consulate in Dubai. You may also contact the State Department’s Office of Overseas Citizens Services at 1-888-407-4747 (during business hours) or 202-647-5225 (after hours).
Consular officers can help destitute Americans contact family, bank, or employer to arrange for transfer of funds. In some cases, these funds can be wired through the Department of State. For information on how a consular officer can help under these circumstances, see Emergency Financial Assistance for U.S. Citizens Abroad
P.O. Box 4009
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Phone: +971-2 414 2200
Contact the US embassy. Here is a list of what they will do. They will give you a loan to travel home if there is no other source of money, and they will insist of getting repaid.