Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General Dubai (March 28, 2020)

Location: Throughout the United Arab Emirates  U.S. citizens in an emergency can call 1-888-407-4747 from the U.S. and Canada or +1-202-501-4444 from overseas.   Event:  The UAE Attorney General on March 27 issued the following after a Cabinet decision regarding containing the spread of COVID-19: individuals failing to follow social distancing protocols or neglecting to wear medical masks indoors, and …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General Dubai (March 26, 2020)

Location: Throughout the United Arab Emirates U.S. citizens in an emergency can call 1-888-407-4747 from the U.S. and Canada or +1-202-501-4444 from overseas.  Event:  Passenger air travel to, from, or transiting the UAE is suspended.  Public spaces, shopping malls, and most retail stores are closed.  Grocery stores, pharmacies and gas stations remain open. The UAE General …

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Coronavirus: Frequently Asked Questions

What can the U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General in Dubai do for me? The embassy and consulate disseminate accurate information in as timely a manner as possible via the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) program. Please enroll, and encourage other Americans to enroll, at state.gov The embassy and consulate can provide local …

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AMERICAN CITIZEN SERVICES AT U.S. EMBASSY ABU DHABI AND U.S. CONSULATE DUBAI EFFECTIVE MARCH 29, 2020

Effective March 29, 2020, U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate Dubai will accept only emergency passport applications (renewing passports that have expired or have less than six months validity), processing Consular Reports of Birth Abroad, and other compelling emergency cases.   Emergency appointments will be handled between 10:00 am and 12:00 noon, Mondays and …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General Dubai (March 23, 2020)

Location: Throughout the United Arab Emirates Advice: Please enroll in the STEP program at  https://step.state.gov/  to receive alerts and ensure you can be located in an emergency.  U.S. Citizens in an emergency can call 1-888-407-4747 from the U.S. and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from overseas.  Consider encouraging other U.S. Citizens to enroll in the STEP program.  U.S. …

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Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel

The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period. …

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Health Alert : U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General Dubai (March 19, 2020)

Event: As of March 19, 2020 the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention has announced 113 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the UAE. The Government of the UAE has implemented measures to limit the spread of COVID-19, including enhanced screening and quarantine measures. Schools and universities are closed until at least April 5. Sporting events, festivals, …

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COVID-19 Information

March 23, 2020 Country-Specific Information: The Government of the UAE has implemented measures to limit the spread of COVID-19, including enhanced screening and quarantine measures.  Schools and universities are closed until at least April 5.  Sporting events, festivals, and gatherings larger than 300 people have been banned.  Religious services have also been suspended for four …

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Message for U.S. Citizens – U. S. Embassy Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General Dubai

Location: United Arab Emirates, countrywide     Event:  The U.S. Embassy/Consulate General in the UAE advises all U.S. citizens of heightened tensions in the region.  U.S. citizens are strongly encouraged to maintain a high level of vigilance and practice good situational awareness.  For additional information, please read the most recent Worldwide Caution message dated January 15, …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Abu Dhabi (December 18, 2019)

  Location: United Arab Emirates, countrywide   Event:  New Year’s celebrations will take place throughout the UAE over the coming weeks.  Road closures throughout the emirates will restrict movements, particularly in areas where large crowds are expected.  U.S. citizens should exercise vigilance when attending large, public holiday events, visiting tourist sites, using public transportation, and frequenting places …

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U.S. Consulate General Dubai Open House for U.S. Citizens

Dear U.S. citizens: Greetings from the American Citizen Services Unit at U.S. Consulate General Dubai! U.S. citizens and their immediate family members are invited to an Open House on September 28, 2019.  Come join us to learn about services available to U.S. citizens, voting overseas, studying in the U.S., and visa information for the United …

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Message for U.S. Citizens

Message for U.S. Citizens – U. S. Embassy Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General Dubai Location: United Arab Emirates, countrywide Event:  The U.S. Embassy/Consulate General in the UAE advises all U.S. citizens of heightened tensions in the region.  U.S. citizens are strongly encouraged to maintain a high level of vigilance and practice good situational awareness. Worldwide Caution …

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SCAM ALERT-Phone Spoofing!

It has come to the attention of the U.S. Mission in the UAE that fraudsters masquerading as embassy/consulate officials are making calls to the general public from the number 02-414-2200 and asking them to deposit money in different accounts for consular services. The general public is hereby informed that the Embassy/Consulate does not make such calls. The …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: New Requirement for UAE Employment-based Residency Permits

American Citizen Services would like to inform all U.S. citizens residing in the UAE of recent changes to the UAE residency permit application process. Applicants for employment-based UAE residency permits are now required to provide “Certificates of Good Conduct.” This policy went into effect on February 4, 2018. UAE officials have confirmed the following details: …

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Message to U.S. Citizens:  Improvements to Safety and Security Information

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 country will have a Travel Advisory, which will provide one of four standard levels of advice.  The Travel …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Security Reminders for New Year’s Celebrations

The U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General in Dubai would like to remind U.S. citizens of the continuing need to implement sound personal security practices as they go about their daily lives and also as they celebrate the New Year. U.S. citizens are strongly encouraged to maintain a high level of vigilance …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Citizens Traveling to Turkey

Effective October 8, the Government of Turkey suspended visa services to U.S. citizens, to include the issuance of physical “sticker” visas at the Turkish Embassy and Consulates in the United States and the online Turkish electronic visa (otherwise known as an e-visa). At the present time, U.S. citizens are no longer permitted to apply for …

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