Foreign Service Officer Test Announcement

Interested in joining the U.S. Department of State as a Foreign Service Officer?

U.S. Embassy Riyadh will be hosting the Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT) on October 2 and October 4, 2017.  Test Registration is now open and closes  September 27, 2017.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • All applicants must be U.S. citizens on the date they submit their registration package.
  • On the day you submit your registration, you must be at least 20 years old and no older than 59 years of age.
  • On the day you are appointed as a Foreign Service Officer, you must be at least 21 years old, and not yet 60.
  • You must also be available for worldwide assignments, including Washington, D.C.

The Foreign Service Officer Test is an important part of the selection process, covering the job knowledge, English expression and biographic information necessary to work as a Foreign Service Officer.  For study guides and more information on the Foreign Service and other State Department careers, visit .  If you have specific questions about the Foreign Service Officer Test you may send them to