VOTING IN 2018 U.S. ELECTIONS

Your vote counts!  Did you know that many U.S. elections for house and senate seats have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters?  All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens in Calgary: Planned Demonstration January 8th, 2018

United States Consulate Calgary, Canada Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Planned Demonstration January 8th, 2018 The U.S. Consulate in Calgary informs U.S. citizens of planned demonstrations at City Hall Plaza, across the street from the U.S. Consulate on January 8th, 2018, from approximately 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Local authorities are aware of the demonstration ...
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Message to U.S. Citizens: Improvements to Safety and Security Information – January 3, 2018

United States Embassy Ottawa, Canada Message to U.S. Citizens:  Improvements to Safety and Security Information January 3, 2018 On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, the Department of State will make changes to our safety and security information to make it easier to find, understand, and use. Travel Advisories will replace Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts.  Every ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens in Calgary: Planned Demonstration December 9, 2017

The U.S. Consulate in Calgary informs U.S. citizens of planned demonstrations at City Hall Plaza and across the street from the U.S. Consulate on December 9, 2017, from approximately 2:00p.m. to 5:00p.m. Local authorities are aware of the demonstration and will be on site. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens in Toronto:  Planned Demonstration December 9 and 10, 2017

United States Consulate General, Toronto Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Planned Demonstration December 8, 2017 The U.S. Consulate General in Toronto informs U.S. citizens of demonstrations near the U.S. Consulate on December 9 and 10, 2017, from approximately 1:00pm.  Local authorities are aware of the demonstrations and will be on site. Even demonstrations intended to ...
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Security Message to U.S. Citizens in Ottawa – Planned Demonstration December 9 and 10, 2017

United States Embassy Ottawa, Canada Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Planned Demonstration December 8, 2017 The U.S. Embassy in Ottawa informs U.S. citizens of demonstrations near the U.S. Embassy on Saturday, December 9, 2017, from approximately 14:00 to 16:00 and on Sunday, December 10, 2017 from 13:00 to 14:00.  Local authorities are aware of the ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens in Vancouver – Planned Demonstration December 8, 2017

United States Consulate General Vancouver, Canada Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens:  Planned Demonstration December 8, 2017 The U.S. Consulate in Vancouver informs U.S. citizens of a demonstration near the U.S. Consulate on December 8, 2017, from approximately 4:30pm to 6:30pm Pacific Time.  Local authorities are aware of the demonstration and will be on site. Even ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens in Montreal: Planned Demonstration on Friday, December 8, 2017

Consulate General of the United States, Montreal, Canada Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Planned Demonstration on Friday, December 8, 2017 December 7, 2017 The U.S. Consulate in Montreal informs U.S. citizens of a planned demonstration at the U.S. Consulate on Friday, December 8, 2017, from approximately 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Local authorities are aware ...
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Worldwide Travel Caution

As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad.  This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated September ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens in Quebec City: Planned Demonstration November 25

The U.S. Consulate General informs U.S. citizens a demonstration is expected to take place in downtown Quebec on Saturday, November 25, between 11:00 and 15:00.  Local media has reported an anticipated a large crowd. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise ...
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US Citizens: Notice Regarding Social Security Services

United States Embassy Ottawa, Canada Notice Regarding Social Security Services September 29, 2017 The Social Security Administration (SSA) has consolidated its overseas operations and will no longer be offering social security assistance through the United States Embassy or Consulates in Canada.  Effective October 1, 2017, individuals residing in Canada who require social security services or ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens in Montreal: Planned Demonstration at US. Consulate General – Updated

The U.S. Consulate General informs U.S. citizens there is a planned demonstration on Wednesday, September 13, 2017, taking place in front of the Consulate. The demonstrators are planning to meet at noon at Dorchester Square. They will march down René-Lévesque Est and stop in front of the U.S. Consulate for approximately 10 minutes. They will ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens in Calgary: Planned Demonstration September 2, 2017

The U.S. Consulate General Calgary informs U.S. citizens of demonstrations scheduled to take place outside of Calgary City Hall on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017 from approximately 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. A visible police presence with street closures and traffic congestion is likely.  The Consulate has advised its employees to avoid the area during the ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Vancouver

The U.S. Consulate General informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations and rallies by groups including “Worldwide Coalition Against Islam” and “Stand Up to Racism” are expected to take place in metro Vancouver, near Vancouver City Hall (453 West 12th Avenue) between 12:45 and 4:00pm on Saturday, August 19, 2017.
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Planned Demonstration in Ottawa

The U.S. Embassy in Ottawa informs U.S. citizens of a possible demonstration near the U.S. Embassy on the MacKenzie Avenue side on April 8, 2017, from approximately 12:00 to 2:30 p.m. Public Order officials are aware of the demonstration and will be on site.
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Worldwide Caution

As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad.
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens in Toronto: Planned Demonstration

The U.S. Consulate General Toronto informs U.S. citizens that due to a protest at the Consulate General on Monday January 30, 2017, it will have limited operations and there will be no Visa or American Citizen Services appointments on January 30, 2017.
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Planned Demonstrations in Montreal

United States Consulate General Montreal, Canada Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Planned Demonstrations in Montreal January 19, 2016 The U.S. Consulate General informs U.S. citizens that several demonstrations are expected to take place in downtown Montreal on Friday, January 20, and Saturday, January 21, 2017. At 11:00 am on Friday, January 20, a group of ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Final Opportunities to Return Voted Ballots

U.S. Embassy Ottawa, Canada Message for U.S. Citizens: Final Opportunities to Return Voted Ballots October 5, 2016 Don’t wait, return your voted ballot right away! Remember U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling places; same-day in-person voting is not available outside the United States.  The majority of states require voted ballots to reach local election ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens:  Absentee Voting Virtual Town Hall

United States Embassy Ottawa, Canada Message for U.S. Citizens:  Absentee Voting Virtual Town Hall September 23, 2016 The U.S. Embassy will host a virtual town hall meeting for U.S. citizens on September 26 at 2:00 p.m ET.   Ambassador Bruce Heyman and Mrs. Vicki Heyman will open the hour-long video chat, and then turn the floor ...
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Absentee Voting Week is September 26-October 3

Be an Active Voter by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2016 U.S. elections and participating in Absentee Voting Week! In many states, the voter registration deadline for the November 2016 elections is October 10. For some voters this might mean their paper voter registration and absentee ballot request must reach their local election ...
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Worldwide Travel Caution

Republished from travel.state.gov  – SEPTEMBER 9, 2016 As part of the State Department’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about relevant events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world.  Current information suggests that terrorist groups ...
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Celebrate democracy this 4th of July by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2016 U.S. elections!

In order to vote in the November 2016 elections, all overseas U.S. citizens need to have completed a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) in 2016.  Whether you are a first-time voter or have already received ballots and voted absentee in past elections, you must complete an FPCA each year to participate in elections as an overseas absentee voter. You can ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: IRS 2016 Tax Filing Information

Who Must File? If you are a U.S. citizen or resident alien living or traveling outside the United States, you generally are required to file income tax returns, estate tax returns, and gift tax returns, and pay estimated tax in the same way as those residing in the United States. Your worldwide income is subject ...
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Worldwide Travel Caution

The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world.
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