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

If you plan to vote in the November 2020 election it is important to ACT NOW!  Don’t wait, return your completed 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 – but you can get assistance in requesting and returning your absentee ballot.  Many states require completed ballots to …

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U.S. Citizen Alert: U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General Dubai

(September 18, 2020) GPS Tracking wristbands for travelers arriving to Abu Dhabi:   Media  reports   announced travelers arriving into Abu Dhabi are required to wear a GPS wristband during the mandatory 14-day quarantine.  The wristband will be applied at Abu Dhabi International Airport upon arrival, or at the Dubai-Abu Dhabi border if arriving from Dubai International Airport. As …

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

(September 16, 2020) Resumption of Limited Routine Notary Appointments: The U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General in Dubai are now offering limited appointments for routine notary services. To schedule an appointment, please use the online appointment system for  Embassy Abu Dhabi  or  Consulate Dubai . The Embassy and Consulate continue to offer appointments for other routine services …

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

(September 15, 2020) DON’T FORGET TO VOTE!!! If you have not yet completed the voter registration process, we encourage all eligible voters to do so as soon as possible. The process to register to Vote and submitting a ballot is fast, easy, and can be done from anywhere in the world!  All U.S. citizens can request to …

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U.S. Citizen Message: U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General Dubai

Renew U.S. Adult Passports By Mail: The U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General Dubai have launched a passport renewal service for eligible adults through Emirates Post. Visit our website for details on eligibility and requirements. If eligible, applicants can contact Emirates Post at 600599999 or visit their  website  to arrange for the shipment of the passport, documents, and …

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U.S. Citizen Message: U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General Dubai

Resumption of Limited Routine Appointments:  The U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General in Dubai are now offering limited appointments for some routine services including minor passport renewal, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBAs), and first-time adult passport applications. To schedule an appointment, please use the online appointment system for U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi  or  U.S. Consulate General Dubai . Routine notary services …

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Travel Advisory: U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General Dubai

United Arab Emirates - Level 3: Reconsider Travel Reconsider travel to the United Arab Emirates due to COVID-19. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a level 3 Travel Health Notice for the United Arab Emirates due to COVID-19. The United Arab Emirates has resumed most transportation options (including airport operations and …

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Travel Advisory: U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General Dubai

Travel Advisory: U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General Dubai (August 9, 2020) United Arab Emirates – Level 3: Reconsider Travel Reconsider travel to the United Arab Emirates due to COVID-19. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for the United Arab Emirates due …

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United Arab Emirates Travel Advisory

Reconsider travel to the United Arab Emirates due to COVID-19. Read the Department of State’s  COVID-19  page before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a level 3 Travel Health Notice for  the United Arab Emirates due to COVID-19. The United Arab Emirates has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.  Visit the  Embassy’s COVID-19 page  for …

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U.S. Citizen Alert: U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General Dubai

U.S. Citizen Alert: U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General Dubai (August 5, 2020) Alerts are released on Sundays. Any urgent updates may be released in addition to regularly scheduled Alerts.   The UAE government  announces  travelers must have a negative COVID-19 test result before flying to the country: The National Crisis and Emergency and Management …

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Update on Visa Services

The United States Embassy and Consulate in the United Arab Emirates remain unable to resume routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa services at this time.  We will resume routine visa services as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date. The MRV fee is valid and may be used to schedule an interview …

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U.S. Citizen Alert U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General Dubai

U.S. Citizen Alert: U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General Dubai (July 13, 2020)   Alerts are released on Mondays. Any urgent updates may be released in addition to regularly scheduled Alerts.   UAE government announces changes to residency visa rules: The UAE cabinet  announced  the extension of validity for residency visas and entry permits through the end of this year will …

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U.S. Citizen Alert: U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General Dubai

Alerts are released on Mondays. Any urgent updates may be released in addition to regularly scheduled Alerts. Foreign Travel for UAE Residents: The UAE government has reportedly relaxed its requirements for international travel from the UAE with the intent to return. Residents may now travel outside of the UAE for “general reasons” provided they adhere to …

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U.S. Citizen Alert: U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General Dubai

Alerts are released on Mondays. Any urgent updates may be released in addition to regularly scheduled Alerts. Completion of National Sterilization Program: The UAE National Sterilization Program is complete, ending nationwide curfews. Residents may now travel outside of their homes at any point and children under the age of 12 may now enter shopping malls and …

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U.S. Citizen Alert: U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General Dubai

U.S. Citizen Alert: U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General Dubai (June 22, 2020)   Alerts are released on Mondays. Any urgent updates may be released in addition to regularly scheduled Alerts.   Abu Dhabi movement ban extended another week.  Restrictions on entering Abu Dhabi from other Emirates are being extended for another week but …

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U.S. Citizen Alert: U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General Dubai

Alerts are released on Mondays. Any urgent updates may be released in addition to regularly scheduled Alerts. National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) steps up effort to bring back UAE residents:  NCEMA announced  UAE residents with valid visas who have been staying outside the UAE due to COVID-19 must first request approval to return at  smartservices.ica.gov.ae  before booking flight tickets to return to …

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U.S. Citizen Alert: U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General Dubai

Alerts are released on Mondays. Any urgent updates may be released in addition to regularly scheduled Alerts.   Emirates Airline announces additional flights:  Emirates Airline will recommence passenger flights to an additional 16 cities, starting June 15. In addition to the existing flight between Dubai and Chicago, new destinations will be between DXB and New York JFK, Bahrain, Manchester, Zurich, Vienna, …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General Dubai

Health Alerts are released on Mondays. Any urgent updates may be released in addition to regularly scheduled Health Alerts.   Events: Movement between regions within Abu Dhabi banned: The Abu Dhabi Emergency and Crisis Committee for the COVID-19 pandemic announced  a ban on the movement entering and exiting the emirate and between its regions (Abu Dhabi, Al Ain & Al Dhafra) …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General Dubai

Health Alerts are released on Mondays.  Any urgent updates may be released in addition to regularly scheduled Health Alerts. Events Schedule of movement restriction revised in Dubai: Media report beginning May 27 there will be no restrictions on movement between 6 am and 11 pm in Dubai. In addition, business activities will gradually reopen with social distancing …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General Dubai

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General Dubai (May 19, 2020)   Health Alerts are released on Mondays.  Any urgent updates may be released in addition to regularly scheduled Health Alerts.    Events:   New sterilization hours for UAE announced: There are media reports that beginning May 20, the nation-wide sterilization hours will be from 8 …

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U.S. Citizen Message: U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General Dubai

Emirates airlines  announces  limited scheduled flights: Beginning May 21, Emirates airlines will begin operating scheduled services to nine global destinations including Chicago. Book online at www.emirates.com . Etihad and Emirates announce limited inbound flights to the UAE: Etihad Airways and Emirates will operate limited one-way flights to Abu Dhabi and Dubai to enable UAE residents to return to the UAE from different …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General Dubai (14 May, 2020)

Waiver of fines for expired residency and entry permits: Media  report  the UAE will waive all fines for residency visas, entry permits, and Emirates IDs which expired before March 1, 2020. UAE residents and visitors have a three-month grace period to depart the UAE starting May 18 and may contact the  Federal Authority for Identity & Citizenship  for more information.  Emirates airlines  announces  limited …

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U.S. Citizen Message: U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General Dubai

U.S. Citizen Message: U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General Dubai (May 7, 2020) Events: Potential scam using U.S. Embassy information: Be advised of unauthorized entities using U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi’s name, logo, or phone number. If you are contacted by someone claiming to be from the Embassy without a “ @state.gov ” email address, …

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Warning – Potential Scam

Warning Be advised of unauthorized entities using U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi’s name, logo, or phone number.  WARNING – The U.S. Embassy has been made aware of a potential scam involving individuals purporting to represent the Embassy by soliciting purchase orders for solar generators.  This appears to be an attempt to target businesses for payments of …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General Dubai

May 4, 2020 Events: Sterilization Program Continues. The nation-wide sterilization program  remains  in effect from 10:00 pm to 6:00 am. Limited flight options to the U.S. via Europe and Asia: Emirates and Etihad airlines continue to operate a limited number of departing passenger flights. Contact the airlines directly to make your reservation. The U.S. government has no plans to organize repatriation flights from the UAE to the United States. For additional information on …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General Dubai

Events: Consular services limited to emergency or urgent cases. We will resume routine consular operations when possible but are unable to provide a specific date at this time. U.S. citizens, including those with newborn children without passports, who have travel plans within two weeks, should contact  AbuDhabiACS@state.gov   or  DubaiACS@state.gov  for an appointment to apply for an emergency passport which …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General Dubai 

Events: Movement restrictions in Dubai’s al-Ras and Naif neighborhoods eased. The Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management  announced  that beginning April 27 the movement restrictions in al-Ras and Naif will be eased, but the curfew in both neighborhoods will continue between 10 pm and 6 am as the rest of Dubai. Consular Services limited to emergency or urgent …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General Dubai

Events: Sterilization Program Hours Reduced During Ramadan. The nation-wide sterilization program will be in effect from 10:00 pm to 6:00 am during Ramadan, which began April 24. Dubai movement restrictions partially lifted. The Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management  announced  that beginning April 24 there will be a partial easing of restrictions on movement in Dubai. Individuals …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General Dubai

Events: Sterilization Program Hours Reduced During Ramadan. The nation-wide sterilization program will be in effect from 10:00 pm to 6:00 am during Ramadan, which began April 24. Dubai movement restrictions partially lifted. The Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management  announced  that beginning April 24 there will be a partial easing of restrictions on movement in Dubai. Individuals …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General Dubai

Events: Sterilization Program Hours Reduced During Ramadan. The nation-wide sterilization program will be in effect from 10:00 pm to 6:00 am during Ramadan, which started on April 24. Dubai movement restrictions partially lifted. The Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management  announced  that beginning April 24 there will be a partial easing of restrictions on movement in Dubai. …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General Dubai

Events: Additional U.S.-Bound Flight: Etihad will operate a nonstop flight, EY 151, to Chicago on April 25. U.S. citizens and U.S. Legal Permanent Residents intending to return to the United States, especially tourists and other non-UAE residents, are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the current flight option. The U.S. government has no plans to organize …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General Dubai

Events: Additional U.S.-Bound Flight: Etihad will operate a non-stop flight, EY 151, to Chicago on April 25. U.S. citizens and U.S. Legal Permanent Residents intending to return to the United States, especially tourists and other non-UAE residents, are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the current flight option. The U.S. government has no plans to organize …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General Dubai

Events: Dubai extends 24/7 sterilization program until April 25. Dubai residents and visitors may apply for a movement permit once every three days to buy groceries or visit pharmacies, and once every five days for cash withdrawal. To request a permit, visit  https://dxbpermit.gov.ae/home . Visa and Residency Extensions. The  UAE confirmed  that validity for residency visas, entry permits, and Emirates IDs …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General Dubai

Events: Dubai extends 24/7 lockdown for another week. The 24/7 sterilization program is extended to April 25. Dubai residents and visitors may apply for a movement permit once every three days to buy groceries or visit pharmacies, and once every five days for cash withdrawal. To request a permit, visit  https://dxbpermit.gov.ae/home . Visa and Residency Extensions. The  UAE confirmed  that …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General Dubai 

Events: Dubai extends 24/7 lockdown for another week.  The 24/7 sterilization program is extended to April 25. Dubai residents and visitors may apply for a movement permit once every three days to buy groceries or visit pharmacies, and once every five days for cash withdrawal. To request a permit, visit  https://dxbpermit.gov.ae/home . Visas and Residency Extensions.  The UAE confirmed that residency visas, entry permits and Emirates IDs expiring …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General Dubai 

Events: Dubai Police update movement permit rules.  Dubai residents may apply for a movement permit once every three days to buy groceries or visit pharmacies, and once every five days for cash withdrawal, according to Dubai authorities. To request a permit, please visit  https://dxbpermit.gov.ae/home . Visas and Residency Extensions.  he UAE confirmed that residency visas, entry permits and Emirates IDs expiring after March 1, 2020 will have …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General Dubai

April 16, 2020 Events:  The UAE Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship confirmed that all UAE residency visas, entry permits and Emirates ID cards expiring after March 1, 2020 will have the validity automatically extended until the end of December. Emirates ID cards that expired on or after March 1 will continue to be valid for bank and government services, and other official transactions up to the end …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General Dubai

Events:  The UAE Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship confirmed that all UAE residency visas, entry permits and Emirates ID cards expiring after March 1, 2020 will be valid until the end of December. NEW APRIL 18 FLIGHT OPTION FROM DUBAI TO CHICAGO: Emirates Airline will fly a non-stop flight from Dubai to Chicago on Saturday, April 18. The flight is EK235 and is scheduled to depart …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General Dubai

Events:  The UAE Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship confirmed that all UAE residency visas, entry permits and Emirates ID cards expiring after March 1, 2020 will be valid until the end of December. NEW APRIL 18 FLIGHT OPTION FROM DUBAI TO CHICAGO: Emirates Airline will fly a non-stop flight from Dubai to Chicago on Saturday, April 18. The flight is EK235 and is scheduled to depart …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General Dubai

Events:        NEW APRIL 18 FLIGHT OPTION FROM DUBAI TO CHICAGO: Emirates Airline will fly a non-stop flight from Dubai to Chicago on Saturday, April 18. The flight is EK235 and is scheduled to depart Dubai at 7:25am.  Please contact Emirates directly to make your reservation.  At this time, EK235 is the only direct flight available from the UAE to …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General Dubai

Events:  Limited flight options to the U.S. via Europe and Asia ending soon.  For detailed information on flight options from the UAE to the United States, click  here . Emirates and Etihad airlines are flying a limited number of flights on to destinations including London, Frankfurt, Paris, Manila, and Seoul. Emirates reports outbound flights to Paris will cease operating on April 12. Flights to London and Frankfurt are scheduled to cease …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General Dubai

Events:  Limited flight options to the U.S. via Europe and Asia ending soon.  For detailed information on flight options from the UAE to the United States, click   here .  Emirates and Etihad airlines began flying a limited number of flights on April 6 to destinations including London, Frankfurt, Paris, Brussels, Zurich, Manila, and Seoul. Emirates announced that some outbound …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General Dubai

Message for U.S. Citizens: Commercial Flight Options from the UAE to the United States April 10, 2020 Commercial flight options for U.S. citizens and U.S. Legal Permanent Residents (LPRs) to travel from the UAE to the United States via Europe and Asia are ending soon.  The U.S. government has no plans to organize repatriation flights from the UAE to …

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Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General Dubai

April 9, 2020 Events:  Limited flight options to the  U.S. via Europe and Asia ending soon. Emirates and Etihad Airlines began flying on April 6 to a limited number of flights to destinations including London, Frankfurt, Paris, Brussels, Zurich, Manila, and Seoul. Emirates announced that some outbound flights will cease operating on April 12 while flights to London and Frankfurt are scheduled to cease …

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Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General Dubai

April 8, 2020           Events:   U.S. passport processing centers have limited passport operations due to COVID-19. If you previously applied for a passport or citizenship service, expect significant delays. Citizens with expired U.S. passports who wish to return to the U.S., or families with newborn U.S. citizens without passports, should contact  AbuDhabiACS@state.gov  or  DubaiACS@state.gov  to apply for an emergency passport. If all requirements are …

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American Citizen Services at U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate Dubai

Limited Appointments for Routine Services The U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General in Dubai are now offering limited appointments for some routine services including minor passport renewal, notaries, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBAs), and first-time adult passport applications. To schedule an appointment, please use the online appointment system for  U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi  or  U.S. Consulate General Dubai . In …

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Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General Dubai

April 7, 2020              Events:   U.S. Department of State passport processing centers in the United States are currently unable to process new full-validity passport applications. U.S. citizens with expired U.S. passports who wish to return to the U.S., or families with newborn U.S. citizens without passports, should continue to contact  abudhabiacs@state.gov to apply for an emergency passport. If all requirements …

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Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General Dubai

April 6, 2020 Location: Throughout the United Arab Emirates The U.S. Mission to the UAE is sending a daily update to ensure all U.S. citizens in the UAE have the latest information about COVID-19 and local conditions. Event:  Flight options to the United States via Europe and Asia now available.  Beginning April 6 Emirates and Etihad Airlines will fly a …

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Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General Dubai

April 5, 2020        Location: Throughout the United Arab Emirates The U.S. Mission to the UAE is sending a daily update to ensure all U.S. citizens in the UAE have the latest information about COVID-19 and local conditions.           Event:  Flight options to the United States via Europe now available.  According to media reports, beginning April 6 Emirates and …

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Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General Dubai

April 4, 2020 Location: Throughout the United Arab Emirates The U.S. Mission to the UAE is sending a daily update to ensure all U.S. citizens in the UAE have the latest information about COVID-19 and local conditions.         Event:  According to media reports, beginning April 6 Emirates and Etihad Airlines will fly a limited number of outbound-only passenger …

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Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General Dubai

April 3, 2020 Location: Throughout the United Arab Emirates The U.S. Mission to the UAE is sending a daily update to ensure all U.S. citizens in the UAE have the latest information about COVID-19 and local conditions.        Event:  UAE authorities on April 2 suspended entry for valid visa holders outside the UAE, including resident visas, for two additional weeks.  This …

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COVID-19 Information

April 3, 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 for the remainder of the academic year.  Sporting events, festivals, and large gatherings have been banned.  Religious services have also been suspended for four weeks.  …

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Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General Dubai

April 2, 2020 Location: Throughout the United Arab Emirates The U.S. Mission to the UAE is sending a daily update to ensure all U.S. citizens in the UAE have the latest information about COVID-19 and local conditions. Event:   Local media reported on April 1 that visitors to the UAE are exempt from overstay fines for three months. UAE …

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Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General Dubai

April 1, 2020 Location: Throughout the United Arab Emirates The U.S. Mission to the UAE is sending a daily update to ensure all U.S. citizens in the UAE have the latest information about COVID-19 and local conditions. Event:   The Ministry of Health and Prevention on March 28 extended the UAE initiative to disinfect public facilities, including …

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Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General Dubai

March 31, 2020 Location: Throughout the United Arab Emirates The U.S. Mission to the UAE is sending a daily update to ensure all U.S. citizens in the UAE have the latest information about COVID-19 and local conditions.     Event:  Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management announced on March 30 that due to intensified sterilization procedures, only …

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Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General Dubai

March 29, 2020 Location: Throughout the United Arab Emirates U.S. citizens looking for options to return to the United States can call the U.S. Department of State Repatriation Task Force at 1-888-407-4747 from the U.S. and Canada or +1-202-501-4444 from overseas.  Event:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention on March 28 extended the UAE initiative to …

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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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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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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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