Mark your calendars: Deputy Assistant Secretary of Passport Services Brenda Sprague will host a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" chat on Monday, Jan. 23, at 1:30pm EST!

Note: You will need to access the chat through Reddit. A link will be posted 30 minutes prior to the chat.
Join Deputy Assistant Secretary of Passport Services Brenda Sprague on Monday, Jan. 23, at 1:30pm EST for her Reddit "Ask Me Anything" chat!

Note: You will need to access the chat through Reddit. A link will be posted 30 minutes prior to the chat.
Are you in Washington, D.C. this weekend?

Stop by the DC Travel and Adventure Show, and see TravelGov's seminar-- Choose Your Own Adventure: How to Have Fun and Stay Safe Overseas!

When: January 15, 2017 at 2:45 PM
Where: DC Travel and Adventure Show, Washington Convention Center- Destination Theater
Moderator: Andrea Sachs, Washington Post Travel Writer
Panelists: Brenda Saunders Sprague,...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Africa Cup of Nations
United States Embassy in Libreville
January 13, 2017

The United States Embassy in Libreville reminds U.S. citizens in Gabon that the Africa Cup of Nations soccer tournament will take place in Gabon from January 14 to February 5. Matches will be played in the cities of Libreville, Port Gentil, Oyem and Franceville. During the course of...
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Africa Cup of Nations | U.S. Embassy Libreville, Gabon

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Updated #Kenya Travel Warning:

The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens to avoid travel to the border area between Somalia and Kenya because of threats by the terrorist group al-Shabaab. U.S. citizens should also be aware of potential terrorist threats and the high risk of crime throughout the country. This replaces the Travel Warning dated June 30, 2016.

For your safety:

Avoid...
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Kenya Travel Warning

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Are you in Washington, D.C. this weekend?

Come visit the Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs (TravelGov) booth #608 at the DC Travel and Adventure Show!

Stop by to ask us questions, learn about safe travel, or just to chat! Tweet us your winter travel selfie using #ReadyToTravel!

DC Travel and Adventure Show
When: January 14 - 15, 2017
Where: Washington Convention...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens | Demonstrations in #Milan, #Italy

The Italian Police informed the U.S. Consulate General in Milan that on Saturday, January 14, 2017, from 5:30 p.m. there will be two political demonstrations in Milan, one by the group Forza Nuova at Arco della Pace in Piazza Sempione and a counter demonstration by anti-fascists at Piazza Fontana near the Duomo. The police...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Milan, Italy | U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Italy

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U.S. Embassy Paris, France | Security Message for U.S. Citizens

Demonstrations in Paris on January 16, 2017

The U.S. Embassy in France informs U.S. citizens that drivers from the VTC Network Companies (such as Uber and other “mini cab” services) have announced the intent to strike on Monday, January 16, 2017 in and around Paris. Unions representing the drivers have stated that they will try...
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Demonstrations in Paris on January 16, 2017 | U.S. Embassy & Consulates in France

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Do you have U.S. passport questions? Ask us NOW! January 11th, 1:00- 2:00 PM EST.
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U.S. Passports Q&A Session

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Passport Q&A Session: TODAY, January 11, 1:00 - 2:00 PM EST

U.S. citizens - do you have questions about applying for, renewing, or traveling with your U.S. passport? Ask us in the comments section of this event! We will answer live 1-2pm EST!

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U.S. Passports Q&A Session

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U.S. citizens - do you have questions about applying for, renewing, or traveling with your U.S. passport? Ask us your questions TOMORROW during our Q&A session!

What: Passport Q&A Session with TravelGov
When: Wednesday January 11, 1pm - 2pm EST
Details: Post your question in the comments section of the event page, and we will answer them on January 11th from 1-2pm EST!

Click on this link...
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#Istanbul
Due to inclement weather, on Wednesday, January 11th, the U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul will be open for emergency services for U.S. citizens only. All scheduled consular services including visa appointments and American Citizen Service appointments for passports, consular reports of birth abroad (CRBA), and notaries are cancelled.

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ACS Appointment System

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#TheGambia Travel Warning

January 7, 2016

The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens against travel to The Gambia because of the potential for civil unrest and violence in the near future. On January 7, 2017, the Department of State ordered the departure of family members and authorized the departure of all employees who need to accompany those individuals from the country.

The...
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The Gambia Travel Warning

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#Istanbul
The U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul will be closed tomorrow, January 9th, due to inclement weather. All consular services including visa appointments and American Citizen Service appointments for passports, consular reports of birth abroad (CRBA), and notaries are cancelled. Emergency services for U.S. citizens will be provided.

Routine Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S Consulate General Istanbul will be closed tomorrow, January 9, 2017, due to inclement weather | U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Turkey

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Security Message: Cote d’Ivoire
Protests and unrest involving members of the Ivoirian military over pay and benefits is spreading around the country, including Abidjan. Areas affected include; Daloa, Bouake, Khorogo, Man, Guiglo, Touba, Odienne, San Pedro, and Camp Akouedo, a military base in Abidjan close to the Palmeraie neighborhood.

There are also reports of some military checkpoints in...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Update to Security Situation in Abidjan | U.S. Embassy in Cote d'Ivoire

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First Friday with the Visa Office: Summer Work Travel

Do you have questions on Summer Work Travel visas or U.S. visas in general? Post them in the comments section below this post between 10:00 - 11:00 AM EST Today, and we will answer!
First Fridays with the Visa Office: January 6, 2017

Do you have Summer Work Travel (SWT) or general U.S. visa questions? Ask us TOMORROW, Friday January 6, between 10am-11am EST! We will answer questions posted to the comment section during that time.

Meanwhile, check out SWT info here: [ State.gov Link ]
BANGLADESH TRAVEL WARNING - UPDATED JANUARY 5, 2017

The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of continuing threats from terrorist groups in Bangladesh and to consider the risks of travel to and throughout the country. The Department is updating this Travel Warning to reflect the change in the U.S. Embassy in Dhaka’s status to “partially accompanied,” effective January 5, 2017, allowing...
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Bangladesh Travel Warning

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