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December 13, 2023

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Mission to the UAE Seeks Citizen Liaison Volunteers

The Consular Sections of the U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi and the U.S. Consulate General in Dubai are seeking Citizen Liaison Volunteers (CLV) who are resident in the UAE.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

CLVs are key liaisons between U.S. citizens in the UAE and the U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi and the Consulate General in Dubai. As a CLV, you will be an important point of contact for the U.S. Diplomatic Mission within the private U.S. citizen community, providing a window into the concerns, interests, and needs of U.S. citizens in your area. We are especially looking for volunteers from schools, universities, and businesses with large communities of U.S. citizens.

As a CLV you may be asked to:

·        Disseminate information to the U.S. citizen community in your area,

·        Be an on-the-ground resource to help us understand issues of concern to U.S. citizens,

·        Report on available local resources for U.S. citizens in your area, identifying gaps and seeking solutions to fill those gaps,

·        Help provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in exigent situations and at our direction,

·        Maintain local contacts in your area among U.S. citizens and others, who might be of assistance to U.S. consular operations,

·        Encourage U.S. citizens to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP), and

·        Identify individuals who may also be willing to serve as a CLV.


If you are a U.S. citizen resident in the UAE and interested in volunteering as a CLV, please complete this form if you are in Abu Dhabi, Al-Ain, and Al-Dhafra, or this form if you are in Dubai or the Northern Emirates of Sharjah, Ajman, Um Al-Quwain, Ras Al-Khaimah, and Fujairah.



U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi

Embassies District, Plot 38, Sector W59-02

+971 2 414 2200


U.S. Consulate General Dubai

Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed and Al Seef Streets

+971 4 309 4000


State Department – Consular Affairs

+1 888-407-4747 or +1 202-501-4444

United Arab Emirates Country Specific Information

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