Security Alert – Worldwide Caution

Subject: Security Alert – Worldwide Caution, October 19, 2023 Location: Worldwide Caution Event:  Due to increased tensions in various locations around the world, the potential for terrorist attacks, demonstrations or violent actions against U.S. citizens and interests, the Department of State advises U.S. citizens overseas to exercise increased caution.  U.S. citizens should: Stay alert in …

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Weather Alert for U.S. Citizens – Hurricane Season 2023

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the Hurricane Season which lasts through November 2023 and regularly affects coastal parts of Canada. Hurricane Season in the Atlantic begins June 1 and runs through November 30.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center expects the 2023 season to be above-normal.  The season has already produced eight named storms as of August …

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Wildfire Alert: British Columbia

Location: Various locations in the central interior and southeastern portions of British Columbia. Event:  Due to the numerous wildfires threatening communities in the province, and the Okanagan region in general, the British Columbia government issued a province-wide state of emergency , on August 18, 2023. Thousands of people are under evacuation orders, and tens of thousands more are on …

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Wildfire Alert: U.S. Consulate General Calgary, Canada

Wildfire Alert – U.S. Consulate General Calgary, Canada Location: Various locations throughout the Northwest Territories. Event:  The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) has declared a Territorial State of Emergency on Tuesday, August 15, 2023, to acquire and deploy the necessary resources to support the management of an unprecedented wildfire season, and protect the health and …

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Wildfire Alert: U. S. Consulate General Quebec City, Canada

Event:  Wildfires in Quebec – National Park Closures Location: Throughout Quebec Event: Wildfires burning throughout northern Quebec continue to spread.  Société de protection des forêts contre le feu (SOPFEU) indicated that as of Sunday, June 4, there were 153 fires, and they are unable to bring them under control, resulting in the closure of some national parks.  Below is …

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Message to U.S. Citizens in Canada: Answers for U.S. Citizens in Canada (April 1, 2020)

Message to U.S. Citizens in Canada: Answers for U.S. Citizens in Canada April 1, 2020 Location: Canada Event: COVID-19 Update, Answers for U.S. citizens in Canada Information: Q: I heard on the news that U.S. Embassies and Consulates are closed. Can I get any support as an American citizen? A: We are always ready to provide …

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Message to U.S. Citizens in Canada: Public Health Reminder to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19 (March 31, 2020)

Message to U.S. Citizens in Canada: Public Health Reminder to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19 March 31, 2020 Location: Canada Event: Public Health Reminder to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19 Information: American and Canadian health officials agree that physical distancing can help slow the spread of COVID-19. Healthcare workers and first responders are working …

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Weather Alert – U. S. Embassy Ottawa, Canada – February 26, 2020

Environment Canada  has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Southern Ontario, including Ottawa. Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult and as a result we will not be able to provide routine consular services.  If you had scheduled an appointment with American Citizen Services please email  OttawaACS@state.gov  to reschedule it. Enroll in the  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)  to receive security messages and …

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Consular Services Available in Grande Prairie 2018

For Immediate Release: CONSULAR SERVICES AVAILABLE IN GRANDE PRAIRIE 2018 THURSDAY APRIL 26TH BY APPOINTMENT ONLY A consular officer from the United States Consulate General in Calgary will be in Grande Prairie THURSDAY APRIL 26TH to provide consular services to U.S. citizens. The Officer will take applications for passports, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad and …

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Publication of Final Rule Changing the Passport Execution Fee

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC January 31, 2018   The Department of State published a  Final Rule  on January 31, 2018, that increases the passport execution fee. The passport execution fee will be $35 starting on April 2, 2018. This rule increased the fee $10 from the previous $25 fee. Individuals who apply for …

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U.S. Consul to Provide Services to U.S. Citizens in St. John’s, NL February 2-3, 2018

U.S. CONSUL TO PROVIDE SERVICES TO U.S. CITIZENS IN ST. JOHN’S, NL FEBRUARY 2-3, 2018 The U.S. Consulate General in Halifax is pleased to announce that a U.S. consular officer will be in St. John’s, Newfoundland Friday, February 2, 2018 and Saturday, February 3, 2018 to provide consular services for U.S. citizens. This trip is …

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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 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 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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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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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 March …

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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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U.S. Embassy, Consulates Launch Voter Outreach Initiatives during Absentee Voter Week

In recognition of the U.S. Federal Voting Assistance Program’s Absentee Voter Week (September 26-October 3), the U.S. Embassy and U.S. consulates throughout Canada will offer a series of events designed to encourage voter participation by U.S. citizens residing in Canada and to provide information on voting procedures for Americans residing outside the United States.

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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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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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Tax Information for American Citizens Abroad

American citizens (including dual nationals) living abroad are required by law to file returns and documentation with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and to pay appropriate taxes on income and assets. In order to help citizens and dual nationals understand legal requirements and obligations, the IRS makes available a variety of websites, FAQs, and other …

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