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 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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Message for U.S. Citizens: Final Opportunities to Return Voted Ballots

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 officials by the close of polls on Tuesday, November 8. U.S. citizens who want to participate in ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: 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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Iran Travel Warning

The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Iran. This replaces the Travel Warning for Iran dated March 14, 2016, to reiterate and highlight the risk of arrest and detention of U.S. citizens, particularly dual national Iranian-Americans. Foreigners, in particular dual nationals of Iran and Western countries including the United States, ...
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Travel Alert – Europe

Message for U.S. Citizens: Travel Alert – Europe 1.  As part of the State Department’s continuous efforts to provide Americans travelling abroad with information about relevant events, we are alerting U.S. citizens to the risk of potential terrorist attacks throughout Europe, targeting major events, tourist sites, restaurants, commercial centers and transportation. The large number of ...
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Reminder to Maintain Personal Security Awareness

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. We remind U.S. citizens to be particularly cautious when using online classified advertisement websites, which involve in-person transactions to buy ...
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Travel Warning Iran

The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Iran. This replaces the Travel Warning for Iran of August 5, 2015, to reiterate and highlight the risk of arrest and detention of U.S. citizens, particularly dual national Iranian-Americans, in Iran. All U.S. citizens should stay current with media coverage of local ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Fire at The Address Hotel in Dubai

The  U.S. Consulate General in Dubai   suggests that U.S. citizens avoid the area of the fire at The Address Hotel, near the Dubai Mall.  We urge U.S. citizens to obey any instructions of the Dubai police and other first responders on the scene. We reiterate our security message of November 22, which stated that‎ U.S. citizens are strongly encouraged to maintain a high ...
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Message for US Citizens: Visa Page Inserts Discontinued January 1, 2016

The Department of State will discontinue the consular service of adding additional visa pages to U.S. passports beginning January 1, 2016. Visa page inserts pose vulnerabilities to passport security by diminishing the effect of the radio frequency blocking material to prevent unauthorized reading of ePassports. The determination to eliminate the visa page insert service was ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens #11

U.S. Consulate General Dubai, UAE Security Message for U.S. Citizens As New Year’s Eve approaches and large gatherings and celebrations take place across the United Arab Emirates, the U.S. Embassy takes this opportunity to remind U.S. citizens of the Department of State’s Worldwide Travel Alert in which U.S. citizens are advised to be extra cautious, maintain a very high level of vigilance and take appropriate ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens #10:‎ Personal Security

U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Security Message for U.S. Citizens UAE authorities have arrested the perpetrator for the December 1 murder of a U.S. citizen and the planting of a primitive bomb at another individual’s home in Abu Dhabi. The authorities stated their commitment to bring the perpetrator to justice and to uphold ...
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