Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila, Philippines, August 14, 2018

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila, Philippines, August 14, 2018 Location: Palawan Event:  The Western Command Armed Forces of the Philippines posted the following information on their official Facebook page: “Western Command remains on heightened alert and continues to tighten its security posture in Palawan against all forms of threats, amidst circulating information on probable ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Outreach in Baguio City on July 20, 2018

United States Embassy Manila, Philippines  Message for U.S. Citizens:  Outreach in Baguio City on July 20, 2018   June 22, 2018 The U.S. Embassy’s American Citizen Services (ACS) unit will offer services in Baguio City on July 20, 2018 from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The ACS team will be accompanied by representatives from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security – U.S. Citizenship and ...
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American Citizen Services Closed June 5, 2018

The American Citizen Services (ACS) unit at U.S. Embassy Manila will be closed on Tuesday, June 5, 2018.  ACS will resume normal services on Thursday, June 7, 2018.  In case of an emergency involving a U.S. citizen, please call the Embassy operator at +63-2-301-2000 for assistance. Normal ACS services are available by appointment only.  Please ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Social Security Administration in Cebu City from June 4-8, 2018

United States Embassy Manila, Philippines Message for U.S. Citizens:  Social Security Administration in Cebu City from June 4-8, 2018 May 17, 2018   U.S. Embassy representatives from the Social Security Administration (SSA) will be available in Cebu City from June 4 through June 8, 2018.  To schedule an appointment, please contact SSA by email at   FBU.manila@ssa.gov ‎.  ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Outreach in Olongapo City on May 17, 2018 and Angeles City on May 18, 2018

April 19, 2018 Message for U.S. Citizens:  Outreach in Olongapo City on May 17, 2018 and Angeles City on May 18, 2018 The U.S. Embassy’s American Citizen Services (ACS) unit will be holding outreach visits in Olongapo City on May 17 and Angeles City on May 18 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The ACS team will be accompanied by representatives from ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (April 13, 2018) Location:  Philippines Event:  Health officials in the Philippines have reported an outbreak of measles throughout the country. Actions to Take: U.S. citizens living in or traveling to the Philippines should make sure they are vaccinated against measles with the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine. Avoid contact with ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Passport Execution Fee Increase

March 19, 2018 Message for U.S. Citizens:  Passport Execution Fee Increase Effective April 2, 2018, the passport execution fee will increase by $10.  The $10 execution fee increase applies to U.S. passport applicants using the DS-11 form including: first-time applicants over age 16, children under age 16, and applicants who reapply after reporting their previous ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Cebu Consular Agency Offering Limited Services March 15, 2018

March 6, 2018 Message for U.S. Citizens: Cebu Agency Offering Limited Services March 15, 2018 The U.S. Consular Agency in Cebu will offer limited services on Thursday, March 15, 2018.  Passport, notary, and legal capacity affidavit services will NOT be available on March 15.  Normal services will resume on Friday, March 16. The Consular Agency typically accepts walk-ins ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Bacolod City Outreach – March 15, 2018 and Iloilo City Outreach – March 16, 2018

February 15, 2018 Message for U.S. Citizens:  Bacolod City Outreach – March 15 and Iloilo City Outreach – March 16, 2018   The U.S. Embassy’s American Citizen Services (ACS) unit will provide U.S. citizen services in Bacolod City on March 15, 2018 and in Iloilo City on March 16, 2018 from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  The ACS team will be accompanied ...
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Natural Disaster Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (January 22, 2018)

Natural Disaster Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (January 22, 2018) Location:  Vicinity of Mayon Volcano, located in Albay Province, approximately 300 kilometers southeast of Manila, on the island of Luzon. Event:  In light of increased seismic unrest, lava fountaining, and summit explosions, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology (PHIVOLCS) raised Mayon Vocano’s status from Alert Level ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens:  Baguio City Outreach – February 1, 2018

January 19, 2018 Message for U.S. Citizens:  Baguio City Outreach – February 1, 2018 The U.S. Embassy’s American Citizen Services (ACS) unit will conduct an outreach event in Baguio City on February 1, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The event will be held at the U.S. Embassy Residence Compound in Baguio City, and requires advance registration to attend.  To ...
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Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila

Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (January 15, 2018) Location:  Vicinity of Mayon Volcano, Albay Province, Luzon, Philippines Event:  The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens in the Philippines to exercise caution if contemplating travel in the vicinity of the Mayon Volcano, located in Albay Province, approximately 300 kilometers southeast of Manila, on the island of ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Reminder – Outreach in Angeles City on January 18, 2018 and Olongapo City on January 19, 2018

January 11, 2018 Message for U.S. Citizens: Reminder – Outreach in Angeles City on January 18, 2018 and Olongapo City on January 19, 2018 The U.S. Embassy would like to remind U.S. citizens that the American Citizen Services (ACS) unit will be holding outreach visits in Angeles City on January 18, 2018 and Olongapo City on January 19, ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Procession of the Black Nazarene

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Procession of the Black Nazarene The U.S. Embassy in Manila will have a delayed opening at 10 am on Tuesday, January 9, due to the Procession of the Black Nazarene, one of the largest religious gatherings in the Philippines. The Manila City government has declared this day a local holiday ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Improvements to Safety and Security Information

January 4, 2018 Message for 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 ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution

Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  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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Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Consular Agency Opening Dates in November and December, 2017

November 21, 2017 Message for U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Consular Agency Opening Dates in November and December, 2017 The U.S. Embassy would like to inform U.S. citizens that the U.S. Consular Agency in Cebu will be open November 27-29, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. for walk-in notary, legal capacity affidavit, passport, and emergency services. ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Closure November 13-15, 2017 due to ASEAN Summit

November 8, 2017 Message for U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Embassy Closure November 13-15, 2017 due to ASEAN Summit Due to road closures and other events related to the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Summits, the U.S. Embassy would like to inform residents and visitors of the following: The Consular Section of the U.S. ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Legazpi City Outreach – December 8, 2017

November 6, 2017 Message for U.S. Citizens: Legazpi City Outreach – December 8, 2017 The U.S. Embassy would like to inform U.S. citizens that the American Citizen Services (ACS) unit will be holding an outreach visit in Legazpi City on December 8, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Please click the link below for more information.   Legazpi City ____________________________________________________________ For further ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens:  Tacloban City Outreach – November 17, 2017

October 25, 2017 Message for U.S. Citizens:  Tacloban City Outreach – November 17, 2017 The U.S. Embassy would like to inform U.S. citizens that the American Citizen Services (ACS) unit will be holding an outreach visit in Tacloban City on November 17, 2017 from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Please click the link below for more information. Tacloban City _______________________________________ For ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Social Security Administration Services in Cebu – November 21-22, 2017

October 24, 2017 Message for U.S. Citizens: Social Security Administration Services in Cebu – November 21-22, 2017   The U.S. Embassy would like to inform U.S. citizens that representatives from the Social Security Administration (SSA) will be available at the U.S. Consular Agency office in Cebu on Tuesday, November 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and Wednesday, November ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Consular Agency in Cebu – Services Available October 23-27, 2017

October 12, 2017 Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Consular Agency in Cebu – Services Available October 23-27, 2017 The U.S. Embassy would like to inform U.S. citizens that the U.S. Consular Agency in Cebu will be open October 23-27, 2017 for routine services during normal walk-in hours from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  Services provided during this ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution

September 22, 2017 Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  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 ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protests Expected Near U.S. Embassy

September 20, 2017 Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Protests Expected Near U.S. Embassy The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that the Philippine government has declared Thursday, September 21, 2017, as a National Day of Protest.  Demonstrations are expected to take place throughout the country.  A protest is planned at approximately 2:00 p.m. at Rizal Park, which ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Services in Angeles City and Olongapo City in September 2017

September 7, 2017 Message for U.S. Citizens:  Services in Angeles City and Olongapo City in September 2017 The U.S. Embassy would like to inform U.S. citizens that it will provide American Citizen Services in Angeles City on September 28, 2017 and in Olongapo City on September 29, 2017.  Services will be offered from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Consular Agency in Cebu – Services Available September 11-15, 2017

August 30, 2017 Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Consular Agency in Cebu – Services Available September 11-15, 2017 The U.S. Embassy would like to inform U.S. citizens that the U.S. Consular Agency in Cebu will be open September 11-15, 2017 for routine services during normal walk-in hours from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  Services provided ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Agency in Cebu – Services Available August 7-11, 2017

August 1, 2017 Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Agency in Cebu – Services Available August 7-11, 2017 The U.S. Embassy would like to inform U.S. citizens that the U.S. Consular Agency in Cebu will be open August 7-11, 2017 for routine services during normal walk-in hours from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  Services provided during ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Agency in Cebu – SSA Offering Services August 2 and 3, 2017

July 20, 2017 Message for U.S. Citizens:  Consular Agency in Cebu – SSA Offering Services August 2 and 3, 2017 U.S. Embassy representatives from the Social Security Administration (SSA) will be available at the U.S. Consular Agency office in Cebu on Wednesday, August 2 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and Thursday, August 3 from ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Updated Travel Warning for the Philippines

July 18, 2017 Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Updated Travel Warning for the Philippines The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to avoid all non-essential travel to the city of Marawi, Mindanao and the Sulu Archipelago including the southern Sulu Sea, and to exercise extreme caution when traveling to other regions of Mindanao, due to ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Agency in Cebu – Services Available July 10-14, 2017

July 3, 2017 Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Agency in Cebu – Services Available July 10 – 14, 2017 The U.S. Embassy would like to remind U.S. citizens that the U.S. Consular Agency in Cebu will open from July 10 – 14, 2017 for routine services.  The Consular Agency will offer services for notaries, legal capacity affidavits, ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Agency in Cebu – Services Available June 19-23, 2017

June 15, 2017 Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Agency in Cebu – Services Available June 19-23, 2017  The U.S. Embassy would like to remind U.S. citizens that the U.S. Consular Agency in Cebu will open from June 19-23, 2017 for routine services.  The Consular Agency will offer services for notaries, legal capacity affidavits, and passports during normal ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: ACS Newsletter – June 2017

Greetings from American Citizen Services (ACS) section! Please click on this  link  to view the June 2017 ACS Newsletter conveniently on our  website . The newsletter may be viewed using Adobe Acrobat Reader. For further information: See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and the Philippines Country Specific Information . Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Incident at Resorts World Manila

Local media reports gunfire and explosions at Resorts World Manila near the Manila International Airport.  Exercise caution and review your personal security plans, remain aware of your surroundings, including local events, and monitor local news stations for updates.  Heed any instructions given by local authorities. For further information about security in the Philippines: See the ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Possible Check Points in Metro Manila

May 28, 2017 Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Possible Check Points in Metro Manila The U.S. Embassy has received information that the Philippine government has placed the Philippine National Police (PNP) on full alert throughout Metropolitan Manila. A unit of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has been deployed to Quezon City to assist ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Agency in Cebu – Services Available May 22-26, 2017

May 17, 2017 Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Agency in Cebu – Services Available May 22-26, 2017 The U.S. Embassy would like to remind U.S. citizens that the U.S. Consular Agency in Cebu will open from May 22-26, 2017 for notary, passport, and citizenship services, and from May 24-25, 2017 for Social Security Administration (SSA) and the Department of Homeland Security – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (DHS-USCIS) services.  ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Agency in Cebu – Services Available May 22-26, 2017

The U.S. Embassy would like to remind U.S. citizens that the U.S. Consular Agency in Cebu will open from May 22-26, 2017 for notary, passport, and citizenship services, and from May 24-25, 2017 for Social Security Administration (SSA) and the Department of Homeland Security – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (DHS-USCIS) services.  Please see below ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Agency in Cebu – SSA and DHS-USCIS Offering Services May 24-25, 2017

U.S. Embassy representatives from the Social Security Administration (SSA) and the Department of Homeland Security – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (DHS-USCIS) will be available at the U.S. Consular Agency office in Cebu on Wednesday, May 24 from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Thursday, May 25 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. SSA will ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Agency in Cebu – Pre-planned Closure and Limited Services Until Further Notice

The U.S. Consular Agency in Cebu will offer limited services April 17 to 21 and will be closed to the public for all services from April 24 to May 19, 2017. (As a reminder, the U.S. Consular Agency will also be closed on April 13 to 14, 2017 in observance of Maundy Thursday and Good ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Angeles City Outreach – April 20, 2017 and Olongapo City Outreach – April 21, 2017

March 27, 2017 U.S. Embassy, Manila, Philippines  Message for U.S. Citizens:  Angeles City Outreach – April 20, 2017 Olongapo City Outreach – April 21, 2017   THE EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES IS TRANSMITTING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION THROUGH THE EMBASSY WARDEN SYSTEM AS A PUBLIC SERVICE TO AMERICAN CITIZENS IN THE PHILIPPINES. PLEASE DISSEMINATE THIS MESSAGE TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS IN YOUR ORGANIZATION OR NEIGHBORHOOD. THANK YOU.  The U.S. Embassy would like to inform ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Travel Advisory for Central Visayas

The U.S. Embassy has received unsubstantiated yet credible information that terrorist groups may attempt to conduct kidnappings in Central Visayas, which includes both Cebu and Bohol provinces. U.S. citizens are advised to carefully consider this information as you make your travel plans, and to review personal security plans, avoid large crowds and gatherings, and remain vigilant at ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Adult Passport Renewals – By Appointment or Via Mail with Payment

Beginning April 1, 2017, all U.S. citizens renewing an adult passport may now choose between TWO OPTIONS when submitting their application form (DS-82) and passport to the Embassy. Option 1: Book an appointment on the U.S. Embassy website. You, or a designated representative, will need to appear for your appointment date with the completed DS-82 ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution

March 7, 2017 Security Message for U.S. Citizens: 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. This replaces the Worldwide ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: American Citizen Services Section closed March 9

March 7, 2017 Message for U.S. Citizens:  American Citizen Services Section closed March 9 The U.S. Embassy American Citizen Services Section is closed to the public on Thursday, March 9, 2017.  If you have an emergency on March 9, 2017 please contact the Duty Officer at 301-2000 or email acsinfomanila@state.gov . The office will resume normal operating hours on Friday, March 10, 2017. _____________________________________________________________________ For further information: See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution , Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and the ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Bacolod Outreach – March 16, 2017 and Iloilo Outreach – March 17, 2017

March 3, 2017 Message for U.S. Citizens: Bacolod Outreach – March 16, 2017  and Iloilo City Outreach – March 17, 2017 The U.S. Embassy would like to inform U.S. citizens that the American Citizen Services (ACS) unit will be holding an outreach visit in Bacolod City on March 16, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., and Iloilo City on March 17, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  The ACS team will be accompanied by representatives of the DHS ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protests Possible Near U.S. Embassy – February 25-26

February 25, 2017 THE EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES IS TRANSMITTING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION AS A PUBLIC SERVICE TO U.S. CITIZENS IN THE PHILIPPINES.  PLEASE DISSEMINATE THIS MESSAGE TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS IN YOUR ORGANIZATION OR NEIGHBORHOOD.  THANK YOU.  The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that a demonstration is expected to take place at Luneta Park, near ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Laoag City Outreach – March 2, 2017

February 21, 2017 Message for U.S. Citizens: Laoag City Outreach – March 2, 2017 The U.S. Embassy would like to inform U.S. citizens that the American Citizen Services (ACS) unit will be holding an outreach visit in Laoag City on March 2, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  Please follow the link below for information. Laoag City Outreach _____________________________________________________________________ For further information: See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution , Travel Warnings, ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: ACS Newsletter – February 2017 Correction: New Link

February 21, 2017 Message for U.S. Citizens: ACS Newsletter – February 2017 Correction: New Link Greetings from the American Citizen Services (ACS) Section! Please click on this  link  to view the February 2017 ACS Newsletter conveniently on our  website . The newsletter may be viewed using Adobe Acrobat Reader. ___________________________________________________________________________________________ For further information: See the State Department’s travel website  for the Worldwide Caution , Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and the Philippines Country Specific Information. Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program ( STEP ) ...
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Message to U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy representatives of the Social Security Administration (SSA) at the U.S. Consular Agency office in Cebu

MESSAGE FOR U.S. CITIZENS U.S. Embassy representatives of the Social Security Administration (SSA) will be available at the U.S. Consular Agency office in Cebu on Wednesday, February 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and Thursday, February 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The following services will be provided: Discuss basic entitlement requirements for ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Expected January 20, 2017

January 19, 2017 Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Expected January 20, 2017 THE EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES IS TRANSMITTING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION AS A PUBLIC SERVICE TO U.S. CITIZENS IN THE PHILIPPINES.  PLEASE DISSEMINATE THIS MESSAGE TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS IN YOUR ORGANIZATION OR NEIGHBORHOOD.  THANK YOU. The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that a demonstration is ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Baguio City Town and Outreach – January 24, 2017

January 17, 2017 Message for U.S. Citizens:  Baguio City Town and Outreach – January 24, 2017 The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce that Consul General Russel J. Brown will be hosting a “Meet & Greet” session for U.S. Citizens in Baguio. This meeting is Consul General Brown’s introduction to the U.S. Citizen community in Baguio and Northern Luzon. He will also take questions from the audience. The “Meet & Greet” will take place on ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Agency in Cebu Closure on January 9, 2017

January 9, 2017 Message for U.S. Citizens:  Consular Agency in Cebu Closure on January 9, 2017 The U.S. Consular Agency office in Cebu is closed on Monday, January 9, 2017. The office will resume normal operating hours on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. ______________________________________________________________________________ For further information: See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution , Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and the Philippines Country Specific Information. Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program ( STEP ) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Embassy Closure on January 9, 2017

January 6, 2017 Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Embassy Closure on January 9, 2017 The U.S. Embassy in Manila will close on Monday, January 9, 2017.  The Manila City government has declared January 9 a local holiday with all city offices and schools closed. This is due to the Procession of the Black Nazarene, one of the largest religious gatherings in the Philippines.  On January 9, ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Updated Travel Warning for the Philippines

December 21, 2016 Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Updated Travel Warning for the Philippines  The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to avoid all non-essential travel to the Sulu Archipelago and through the southern Sulu Sea, and to exercise extreme caution when traveling to the island of Mindanao, due to continued terrorist threats, insurgent activities, and kidnappings.  This replaces the Travel Warning dated April 21, 2016. ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Reminder of Worldwide Caution

December 5, 2016 Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Reminder of Worldwide Caution The U.S. Embassy in Manila wishes to remind all U.S. citizens residing in, or traveling to the Philippines of the most recent Department of State Worldwide Caution , dated September 9, 2016, which indicates there is an ongoing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests abroad, including the Philippines. The ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Holiday Security Guidance

December 1, 2016 Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Holiday Security Guidance The Embassy wishes to remind U.S. citizens to take preventative measures to ensure their safety and security while traveling and residing in the Philippines. The holiday season is a prime time for criminal activity. Remember, while victims can often ‎simply be at the wrong place at the wrong time, they can also ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Agency in Cebu Closed December 5-9, 2016

November 22, 2016 Message for U.S. Citizens:  Consular Agency in Cebu Closed December 5-9, 2016 The U.S. Consular Agency office in Cebu will be closed to the public from December 5 through December 9, 2016. The office will resume normal operating hours on December 12, 2016. For emergency services December 5 through December 9, please contact American Citizen Services at the U.S. Embassy in Manila by phone at +(63) (2) 301-2000 or by ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Olongapo City and Angeles City Outreach

November 22, 2016 Message for U.S. Citizens:  Olongapo City Outreach – December 7, 2016 and                                     Angeles City Outreach – December 8, 2016 The U.S. Embassy would like to inform U.S. citizens that the American Citizen Services (ACS) unit will be holding an outreach visit in Olongapo City on December 7, 2016 and Angeles City on December 8, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Risk of Kidnapping in Southern Cebu

November 3, 2016 Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Risk of Kidnapping in Southern Cebu The U.S. Embassy alerts U.S. citizens that terrorist groups are planning to conduct kidnappings in areas frequented by foreigners on the southern portion of Cebu Island, specifically the areas around Dalaguete and Santander (to include Sumilon Island). U.S. citizens should avoid travel to these areas and are reminded to review personal security ...
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Message for U.S.Citizens: Tacloban City Outreach – November 8, 2016

October 27, 2016 Message for U.S. Citizens: Tacloban City Outreach – November 8, 2016 The U.S. Embassy would like to inform U.S. citizens that the American Citizen Services (ACS) unit will be holding an outreach visit in Tacloban City, Leyte on November 8, 2016 from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Please click the link below for more information. Tacloban City Outreach _______________________________________________________________________ For further information: See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution , Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Consular Agency Cebu – Resuming Normal Services on October 24, 2016

October 19, 2016 Message for U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Consular Agency Cebu – Resuming Normal Services on October 24, 2016 Beginning Monday, October 24, 2016 the U.S. Consular Agency in Cebu will resume normal operations.  The Consular Agency is open from 8:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. (Monday – Friday) and closed on Wednesdays and designated U.S. and Philippine holidays. If you need to contact the Cebu office, you may call (63 32) ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting Assistance at the Embassy

October 11, 2016 Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting Assistance at the Embassy The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens that the American Citizen Services (ACS) unit will hold voting assistance hours on Wednesday October 12, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the U.S. Embassy.  ACS staff will be available to assist U.S. citizens with completion of their Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) or the Federal ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Final Opportunities to Return Voted Ballots

October 6, 2016 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 ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Zika Virus

The U.S. Embassy in Manila informs U.S. citizens that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued Travel Guidance for the Philippines regarding the risk of Zika virus infection. Zika virus is endemic .  The risk of Zika to travelers, especially pregnant women, in endemic countries is likely lower (but not zero) than in areas where ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Agency in Cebu – Closure and Limited Services until further notice

September 27, 2016  Message for U.S. Citizens:  Consular Agency in Cebu – Closure and Limited Services until further notice The U.S. Consular Agency office in Cebu will be closed to the public on September 28, 2016. On September 29 and 30 the U.S. Consular Agency office in Cebu will not offer Passport, Notary and CRBA services. However, the Agency will remain open for inquiries and emergency assistance. Beginning October 3, 2016 all services for walk-in ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: American Citizen Services Unit Closure – Friday, September 30, 2016

September 27, 2016 Message for U.S. Citizens:  American Citizen Services Unit Closure – Friday, September 30, 2016 The American Citizen Services (ACS) unit will be closed on Friday, September 30, 2016.  No routine ACS services will be provided on that day.  The ACS unit will open again on Monday, October 3, 2016. In case of emergencies, U.S. citizens should call the Embassy operator at +63-2-301-2000 for assistance. ______________________________________________________________________________ For further information: ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Agency in Cebu – No Passport, Notary and CRBA services on Monday, September 26, 2016

September 23, 2016 Message for U.S. Citizens:  Consular Agency in Cebu – No Passport, Notary and CRBA Services on Monday, September 26, 2016 The U.S. Consular Agency office in Cebu will not offer Passport, Notary and CRBA services on Monday, September 26, 2016. However, the Agency will remain open for inquiries and emergency assistance. Routine paid services for walk-in customers will resume on Tuesday, September 27, 2016. On September 26 the Consular Agency office in Cebu will be able ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Absentee Voting Week is September 26 – October 3

September 16, 2016 Message for U.S. Citizens: Absentee Voting Week is September 26 – October 3 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 officials by October 10.  In order to vote in the November 2016 elections, all overseas U.S. citizens need ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution

September 13, 2016 Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution 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 continue to ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Davao Bombing (September 3, 2016)

THE EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES IS TRANSMITTING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION AS A PUBLIC SERVICE TO U.S. CITIZENS IN THE PHILIPPINES.  PLEASE DISSEMINATE THIS MESSAGE TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS IN YOUR ORGANIZATION OR NEIGHBORHOOD.  THANK YOU. An explosive device was detonated in a crowded market in Davao, Philippines on the evening of September 2, 2016.  ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting Outreach on September 1, 2016 – NOTE EXTENDED HOURS

August 26, 2016 Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting Outreach on September 1, 2016 – NOTE EXTENDED HOURS The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens that the American Citizen Services (ACS) unit will hold voting outreach on Thursday, September 1, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Quezon City.  ACS staff will be available to assist U.S. citizens to register to vote in the November 8, 2016 U.S. elections. Location:  Church of Jesus ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Angeles City Outreach (September 22, 2016) and Olongapo City Outreach (September 23, 2016)

August 23, 2016 Message for U.S. Citizens:  Angeles City Outreach – September 22, 2016 and                                          Olongapo City Outreach – September 23, 2016 The U.S. Embassy would like to inform U.S. citizens that the American Citizen Services (ACS) unit will be holding an outreach visit in Angeles City, Pampanga on September 22, 2016 and Olongapo City, Zambales on September 23, 2016 ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting Outreach on September 1, 2016

August 19, 2016 Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting Outreach on September 1, 2016 The U.S. Embassy would like to inform U.S. citizens that the American Citizen Services (ACS) unit will be holding voting outreach on September 1, 2016 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. in Quezon City.  ACS staff will be available to assist U.S. citizens to register to vote in the 2016 U.S. elections. Location:  Church of Jesus ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Security Reminder – August 17, 2016

August 17, 2016 Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Security Reminder  The Embassy wishes to remind U.S. citizens of the most recent Department of State Worldwide Caution , dated March 3, 2016, which indicates there is an ongoing threat of terrorist actions and violence against United States citizens and interests abroad, including the Philippines. You may also wish to review the information in the most ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Updated Travel Warning for the Philippines – April 22, 2016

April 21, 2016 Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Updated Travel Warning for the Philippines The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to avoid all non-essential travel to the Sulu Archipelago and through the southern Sulu Sea, and to exercise extreme caution when traveling to the island of Mindanao, due to continued terrorist threats, insurgent activities and kidnappings.  This Travel Warning replaces the Travel Warning dated October ...
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Worldwide Caution [updated March 3, 2016]

March 3, 2016 Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens:  Update to Worldwide Caution The U.S. Embassy wishes to advise all U.S. citizens that the Department of State issued an updated Worldwide Caution Alert on March 3, 2016. The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against ...
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