Alert: Updated Travel Advisory – U.S. Embassy Manila (August 7, 2020)  

United States Embassy Manila, Philippines Alert: Updated Travel Advisory – U.S. Embassy Manila (August 7, 2020) Location:  The Philippines Event:  The U.S. Department of State has updated its Philippines Travel Advisory. Reconsider travel to the Philippines due to COVID-19. Additionally, exercise increased caution in the Philippines due to crime, terrorism, civil unrest, a measles outbreak, and kidnapping. Some areas have increased …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Returning Election Materials through the U.S. Embassy, July 30, 2020

United States Embassy Manila, Philippines Message for U.S. Citizens:  Returning Election Materials through the U.S. Embassy July 30, 2020 Cast your vote!  Starting August 3, 2020, voters may drop-off completed voter forms and ballots at the U.S. Embassy in Manila, located at 1201 Roxas Boulevard, Ermita, Manila.  The ballot box will be located in front of the public entrance at the …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (August 3, 2020)  

United States Embassy Manila, Philippines Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (August 3, 2020)   Location:  The Philippines Event:   Metro Manila returns to Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ); Classification for other areas remain per July 30 government announcement.  Effective August 4, 2020, per Philippine President Duterte’s directive, the following areas will revert to Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (July 27, 2020)

United States Embassy Manila, Philippines Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (July 27, 2020) Location:  The Philippines Event:  Consular Services and Travel Update 1.  PASSPORTS.  The U.S. Embassy in Manila is now accepting DS-82 U.S. Passport Renewal Application for Eligible Individuals by mail only.  At this time, we are only accepting the DS-82 application.  We can only …

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Health Alert – U.S. Emb­assy Manila (July 16, 2020)

United States Embassy Manila, Philippines Health Alert – U.S. Emb­assy Manila (July 16, 2020) Location:  The Philippines Event:  Cebu City Under Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ); Metro Manila remains under General Community Quarantine (GCQ); Other Areas reverted to GCQ while the Rest of the Country placed under Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ)  On July 15, the Philippine …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (July 6, 2020)

United States Embassy Manila, Philippines Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (July 6, 2020) Location:  The Philippines Event:   Corrected Status of Quarantine Levels in the Philippines This alert corrects information based on new updates.  On July 1, the Philippine government announced the below classifications for areas in the country as a continued measure against the spread …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: July 4th Voting

United States Embassy Manila, Philippines Message for U.S. Citizens: July 4th Voting July 2, 2020 Celebrate democracy this 4th of July by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2020 U.S. elections! In order to vote in the November 2020 elections, all overseas U.S. citizens must complete a  Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)  in 2020.  Whether you are a first-time …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (July 2, 2020)

United States Embassy Manila, Philippines Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (July 2, 2020) Location:  The Philippines Event:  Cebu City Under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ); Metro Manila, Talisay City, and other areas are under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) On July 1, the Philippine government announced the below classifications for areas in the country as a continued measure …

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Consular Update: Federal Benefits Unit (FBU) Operations

To ensure the safety of the public and U.S. Embassy employees, the Federal Benefits Unit is limiting face-to-face service to emergency appointments only until further notice. For urgent concerns and inquiries, please write to FBU.Manila@ssa.gov   and indicate the nature of your emergency. Once we approve your request for in-person service, we will schedule you an …

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Consular Update: American Citizen Services (Passport & Citizenship)

The American Citizen Services (ACS) unit continues to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens.  Routine consular services remain suspended as a result of the community quarantine.  Since passport printing centers in the United States have suspended operations effective April 2, 2020, the shipment of U.S. passports and Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBAs) to U.S. Embassies overseas …

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Consular Update: American Citizen Services (Special Consular Services)

While the American Citizen Services (ACS) unit stands ready to provide emergency consular services to U.S. citizens at all times, in view of the National Capital Region’s continued community quarantine, routine consular services are still suspended until further notice.  We have limited staff available to handle emergency service only.  Please delay non-urgent requests and calls until routine …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (June 16, 2020)

United States Embassy Manila, Philippines Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (June 16, 2020) Location:  The Philippines  Event:  Cebu City placed under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), Talisay City under Modified ECQ (MECQ); Metro Manila and other areas remain under General Community Quarantine (GCQ)  On June 15, the Philippine government announced the below classifications for areas in the country …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (June 3, 2020)

United States Embassy Manila, Philippines Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (June 3, 2020) Location: The Philippines Event: Philippine Bureau of Immigration Update Under the General Community Quarantine (GCQ), the Philippine Bureau of Immigration (BI) publicly announced the following guidelines and measures aimed to achieve social distancing and prevent the spread of COVID-19: 1.      …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (June 1, 2020)

United States Embassy Manila, Philippines Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (June 1, 2020) Location:  The Philippines Event: The Philippine Government Announces General Community Quarantine (GCQ) for Metro Manila and Other Areas: According to the Philippine government, the following locations have been placed under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) from June 1 to 15: Pangasinan; Region 2 (Cagayan Valley); Region …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (May 30, 2020)

United States Embassy Manila, Philippines Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (May 30, 2020) Location:  The Philippines Event:  LAST DAY to Register for Special May 31 Flight to JFK International Airport, New York City U.S. Citizens and U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents in the Philippines:  Philippine Airlines (PAL) still has seats available for a flight departing Manila for JFK International …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (May 29, 2020)

United States Embassy Manila, Philippines Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (May 29, 2020) Location:  The Philippines Event:  Special May 31 Flight to JFK International Airport, New York City U.S. Citizens and U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents in the Philippines:  Philippine Airlines (PAL) still has seats available for a flight departing Manila for JFK International Airport in New York City on Sunday, …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (May 28, 2020)

United States Embassy Manila, Philippines Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (May 28, 2020) Location:  The Philippines Event:  Special May 31 Flight to JFK International Airport, New York City U.S. Citizens and U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents in the Philippines:  Philippine Airlines (PAL) has limited seats available for a flight departing Manila for JFK International Airport in New York City on Sunday, …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (May 27, 2020)

United States Embassy Manila, Philippines Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (May 27, 2020) Location:  The Philippines Event:  Special May 31 Flight to JFK International Airport, New York City U.S. Citizens and U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents in the Philippines:  Philippine Airlines (PAL) has limited seats available for a flight departing Manila for JFK International Airport in New York City on Sunday, …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (May 25, 2020)

United States Embassy Manila, Philippines Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (May 25, 2020) Location:  The Philippines Event:  LAST DAY to book Manila to Los Angeles for May 26: U.S. Citizens and U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents in the Philippines:  There are still seats available for the special Philippine Airlines (PAL) flight departing Manila for Los Angeles on Tuesday, May 26.  Call …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (May 24, 2020)

United States Embassy Manila, Philippines Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (May 24, 2020) Location:  The Philippines Event:  Seats Available for the May 26 Manila to Los Angeles Flight: U.S. Citizens and U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents in the Philippines:  There are still seats available for the special Philippine Airlines (PAL) flight departing Manila for Los Angeles on Tuesday, May 26.  Call …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (May 21, 2020)

United States Embassy Manila, Philippines Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (May 21, 2020) Location:  The Philippines Event:  ONLY 12 HOURS LEFT to Register Interest in May 26 Special Philippine Airlines Flights: U.S. Citizens and U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents in the Philippines:  The deadline to register your interest in the special Philippine Airlines (PAL) flights …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (May 19, 2020)

United States Embassy Manila, Philippines Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (May 19, 2020) Location:  The Philippines Event:  Additional MNL-LAX Flight Added For May 26: U.S. Citizens and U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents in the Philippines:  An additional special Philippine Airlines (PAL) flight from Manila to Los Angeles has been added for May 26.  The deadline to register your …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (May 18, 2020)

United States Embassy Manila, Philippines Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (May 18, 2020) Location:  The Philippines Event:  LAST DAY to Register Interest in Special Philippine Airlines Flights (Two Sweeper Flights Added): U.S. Citizens in the Philippines:  The deadline to register your interest in the special Philippine Airlines (PAL) flights to Los Angeles and San Francisco …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (May 17, 2020)

United States Embassy Manila, Philippines Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (May 17, 2020) Location:  The Philippines Event:  DEADLINE APPROACHING to Register Interest in Special Philippine Airlines Flights: U.S. Citizens in the Philippines:  The deadline to register your interest in the special Philippine Airlines (PAL) flights to Los Angeles and San Francisco and/or sweeper flights …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (May 15, 2020)

United States Embassy Manila, Philippines Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (May 15, 2020) Location:  The Philippines Event: The Philippine Government Announces Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) for Metro Manila, Laguna, and Cebu City: The Philippine government announced that Metro Manila, Laguna, and Cebu City will transition from an ECQ to a Modified ECQ on May 16 …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (May 15, 2020)

United States Embassy Manila, Philippines Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (May 15, 2020) Location:  The Philippines Event:  Two Special Flights to Assist Stranded U.S. Citizens: U.S. citizens in the Philippines:  Philippine Airlines (PAL) has announced that there will now be TWO dedicated user-pay flights to the United States: May 21 from Manila to Los Angeles, with two …

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Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (May 14, 2020)

United States Embassy Manila, Philippines Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (May 14, 2020) Location:  The Philippines Event:  Typhoon Vongfong (local name Ambo) is expected to make landfall in Samar the afternoon or early evening of May 14.  It continues to intensify while moving west at 15 kph, with maximum sustained winds of 155 kph near the center …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (May 14, 2020)

United States Embassy Manila, Philippines Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (May 14, 2020) Location:  The Philippines Event:  Deadline to Register Interest in Second Round of Flights to Assist Stranded U.S. Citizens: U.S. citizens in the Philippines:  the deadline to register your interest in the special Philippine Airlines (PAL) May 21 dedicated user-pay flights to Los Angeles …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (May 12, 2020)

United States Embassy Manila, Philippines Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (May 12, 2020) Location:  The Philippines Event:  Second Round of Flights to Assist Stranded U.S. Citizens: Based on the overwhelming response to the May 9 sweeper flights and direct flights to Los Angeles, the U.S. Embassy is again partnering with Philippine Airlines (PAL) to offer another …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (May 5, 2020)

United States Embassy Manila, Philippines Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (May 5, 2020) Location:  The Philippines Event:  24 HOURS LEFT to Register Interest in Special Philippine Airlines Flight: U.S. Citizens in the Philippines:  There are 24 hours left to register your interest in the special Philippine Airlines (PAL) May 9 flight to LAX and/or …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (May 4, 2020)

 United States Embassy Manila, Philippines Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (May 4, 2020) Location:  The Philippines Event:  U.S. Embassy and Philippine Airlines (PAL) Partner to Assist Stranded U.S. Citizens (SURVEY DEADLINE EXTENDED): Due to overwhelming demand for the special May 9 PAL flights to assist stranded U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents, PAL has …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (May 3, 2020)

 United States Embassy Manila, Philippines Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (May 3, 2020) Location:  The Philippines Event: Deadline to Register Interest in Special Philippine Airlines Flight: U.S. citizens in the Philippines:  Deadline to register your interest in the special Philippine Airlines (PAL) May 9 flight to LAX and/or sweeper flights closes at 8:00 p.m. tonight.  …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (May 1, 2020)

United States Embassy Manila, Philippines Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (May 1, 2020) Location:  The Philippines Event:  U.S. Embassy and Philippine Airlines Partner to Assist Stranded U.S. Citizens: U.S. citizens in the Philippines:  We are partnering with Philippine Airlines (PAL) for a dedicated user-pay flight to Los Angeles on Saturday, May 9, including sweeper flights to Manila …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (April 30, 2020)

United States Embassy Manila, Philippines Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (April 30, 2020) Location:  The Philippines Event:  U.S. Embassy and Philippine Airlines Partner to Assist Stranded U.S. Citizens: The U.S. Embassy and Philippine Airlines (PAL) have partnered together to assist stranded U.S. citizens who want to return to the United States.  We are surveying …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (April 26, 2020)

United States Embassy Manila, Philippines Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (April 26, 2020) Location:  The Philippines Event:  Breaking News – Additional Sweeper Flights to Manila on Tuesday, April 28: There may be a limited number of seats available on a first-come first-served basis for U.S. citizens on sweeper flights to Manila on April 28 from Cebu, Davao, Cagayan de Oro, Iloilo, Dumaguete, Bohol, and Tacloban. If you have …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (April 24, 2020)

United States Embassy Manila, Philippines Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (April 24, 2020) Location:  The Philippines Event:  Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) Extended Until May 15, 2020: Based on the Inter-Agency Task Force’s recommendation, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced the ECQ extension for the following high-risk administrative regions, provinces, or areas until May 15, 2020: The National Capital …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (April 23, 2020)

United States Embassy Manila, Philippines Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (April 23, 2020) Location:  The Philippines Event:  Breaking News – Sweeper Flights to Manila on Tuesday, April 28: There are a limited number of seats for U.S. citizens available on sweeper flights to Manila on April 28 from Davao, Iloilo, and Tacloban. If you have an existing international flight reservation in the coming …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (April 20, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (April 20, 2020) Location:  Cebu, Philippines Event:  NEW Cebu Sweeper Flight to Manila on Tuesday, April 21: The U.S. Embassy just received information regarding an additional flight from Cebu to Manila at 9:30 AM on April 21. Seats are available for U.S. citizens on PR5846 which will depart Cebu at 9:30 …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (April 20, 2020)

United States Embassy Manila, Philippines Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (April 20, 2020) Location:  Siargao, Philippines Event:  Siargao Sweeper Flight to Manila on Thursday, April 23: Seats are available for U.S. citizens on a sweeper flight from Siargao to Manila planned for April 23. Register for the flight by emailing the Belgian Consulate at  manila@diplobel.fed.be . The cost …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (April 20, 2020)

United States Embassy Manila, Philippines Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (April 20, 2020) Location:  The Philippines Event:  Veterans Affairs (VA) Operations: The VA Benefit Office and Outpatient Clinic is closed to the public due to the enhanced community quarantine.  For VA benefits, all claims are being rerouted to offices in the United States to insure …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (April 20, 2020)

United States Embassy Manila, Philippines Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (April 20, 2020) Location:  The Philippines Event:  Sweeper Flights to Manila on Tuesday, April 21: Seats are available for U.S. citizens on sweeper flights to Manila planned for tomorrow, April 21 from Cebu, Davao, and Iloilo. For Cebu and Iloilo, register for the flight by visiting a Philippine Airlines (PAL) city or airport …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (April 17, 2020)

United States Embassy Manila, Philippines Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (April 17, 2020) Location:  Davao, Philippines Event:   Davao Sweeper Flight to Manila on Saturday, April 18 Extra Seats Now Available for April 18 Davao Sweeper Flight:  Philippine Airlines (PAL) has upgraded to a larger plane for tomorrow’s Davao sweeper flight.  There are now extra seats …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (April 17, 2020)

United States Embassy Manila, Philippines Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (April 17, 2020) Location:  The Philippines Event:  Sweeper Flights to Manila on Saturday, April 18 (Update) Reminders for April 18 Sweeper Flight Travelers:  Registration for the April 18 sweeper flights has closed.  Philippine Airlines (PAL) will reach out directly to those who registered for tomorrow’s sweeper flights. …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (April 16, 2020)

United States Embassy Manila, Philippines Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (April 16, 2020) Location:  The Philippines Event:  Sweeper Flights to Manila on Saturday, April 18 (Update): Sweeper flights to Manila are planned for April 18 from Bacolod, Bohol, Cagayan de Oro, Caticlan, Cebu, Davao, Dumaguete, Iloilo, Leyte, Puerto Princesa, and Siargao. Register for the flight with Philippine …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (April 16, 2020)

United States Embassy Manila, Philippines Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (April 16, 2020) Location:  The Philippines Event:  Sweeper Flights to Manila on Saturday, April 18: Sweeper flights to Manila are planned for April 18 from Bacolod, Bohol, Cagayan de Oro, Caticlan, Cebu, Davao, Dumaguete, Iloilo, Leyte, Puerto Princesa, and Siargao. Register for the flight with Philippine Airlines …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (April 14, 2020)

United States Embassy Manila, Philippines Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (April 14, 2020) Location:  The Philippines Event:  Quarantine Certificates: When purchasing airline tickets, airlines may ask travelers to provide a Quarantine Certificate.  The Bureau of Quarantine issues this certificate in larger cities, e.g. Cebu and Davao.  For other areas, travelers should inquire with the Provincial, City, …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (April 13, 2020)

United States Embassy Manila, Philippines Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (April 13, 2020) Location:  The Philippines Event:  The Philippine Airlines (PAL) Ticket Office at the Davao Airport opened at 3:00 PM today, April 13. Sweeper Flights to Manila on April 14: PAL has assured the U.S. Embassy that U.S. citizens may purchase tickets for these flights, as long as seats are …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (April 13, 2020)

United States Embassy Manila, Philippines Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (April 13, 2020) Location:  The Philippines Event:  Sweeper Flights to Manila on April 14: Sweeper flights to Manila are planned for the morning of April 14th from Bacolod, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, and Puerto Princessa. Book your tickets directly with a Philippine Airlines (PAL) ticket office. For …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (April 9, 2020)

United States Embassy Manila, Philippines Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (April 9, 2020) Location:  The Philippines Event:  The Philippine Department of Health (DOH) Launches COVID-19 Hotline: DOH is providing free telemedicine consultations for patients who need COVID-19 medical advice or other non-COVID-19 primary care consultations. National Capital Region residents can call the 24/7 hotline at (02) 8424-1724 or (02) …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (April 8, 2020)

United States Embassy Manila, Philippines Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (April 8, 2020) Location:  The Philippines Event:  The Philippine Government Extends Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) Until April 30: The Philippine Government encourages the public to follow the government’s stay-at-home orders as it implements the extension of the Luzon-wide ECQ until April 30. Consider your plan to shelter in place:   We …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (April 7, 2020)

United States Embassy Manila, Philippines Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (April 7, 2020) Location:  The Philippines Event:  International Flights: International commercial flight options currently exist in the Philippines.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (April 6, 2020)

United States Embassy Manila, Philippines Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (April 6, 2020) Location:  The Philippines Event:  The Philippine Department of Tourism (DOT) lists the following community quarantine areas: Luzon Baguio – starting March 16 until April 15 Cagbalete Island – starting March 10 until March 23 Cainta, Rizal – starting March 15 until April 14 Catanduanes – starting March 15 until April 14 Cavite – starting March 17, …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (April 5, 2020)

United States Embassy Manila, Philippines Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (April 5, 2020) Location:  The Philippines Event:  Philippine Retirement Authority (PRA) Update: The PRA Head Office and Satellite Offices are closed until further notice.  Inquiries may be sent to the following email addresses or mobile numbers: For Special Resident Retiree’s Visa (SRRV) holders: Email address:  servicing@pra.gov.ph Mobile number: +63-917-855-6354 …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (April 4, 2020)

United States Embassy Manila, Philippines Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (April 4, 2020) Location:  The Philippines Event:  International Flights: International commercial flight options currently exist in the Philippines.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (April 3, 2020)

United States Embassy Manila, Philippines Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (April 3, 2020) Location:  The Philippines Event:  Face Masks Required in Enhanced Community Quarantine Areas: On April 2, the Philippine Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases announced the mandatory wearing of face masks in areas placed under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ). Anyone in …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (April 3, 2020)

United States Embassy Manila, Philippines Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (April 3, 2020) Location:  The Philippines Event:  International Flights Departing from Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on April 3: The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) updates their Facebook page ( https://www.facebook.com/MIAAGovPh/ ) with scheduled international flights.  Listed below are the scheduled departures for April 3. CX 906    MNL-HKG    ETD 1045 BR …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (April 2, 2020)

United States Embassy Manila, Philippines Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (April 2, 2020) Location:  The Philippines Event:  Clark International Airport Announces Airport Closing Beginning April 3, 2020 Clark will suspend all commercial flights, effective April 3, 2020. Point-to-point (P2P) bus operations will also be temporarily suspended. Flights are expected to resume as the travel restriction eases. Clark …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (April 1, 2020)

United States Embassy Manila, Philippines Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (April 1, 2020) Location:  Siargao, Philippines Event:  Potential Sweeper Flight Siargao-Manila on April 4 – Update All interested U.S. citizens who have not yet emailed  ACSInfoManila@state.gov  should do so immediately.  Please use the subject line: SIARGAO FLIGHT. Please include the following information for all U.S. citizens wishing to take this …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (March 31, 2020)

United States Embassy Manila, Philippines Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (March 31, 2020) Location:  Siargao, Philippines Event:  Potential Sweeper Flight Siargao-Manila on April 3 or 4 All interested travelers should immediately send an email to  ACSInfoManila@state.gov  with the subject line: SIARGAO FLIGHT. Please include the following information for all travelers wishing to take this flight:  full name …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (March 31, 2020)

United States Embassy Manila, Philippines Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (March 31, 2020) Location:  The Philippines Event:  According to the Philippine Bureau of Immigration (BI): Temporary visitor visa holders who have stayed in the country for less than one year may secure their Emigration Clearance Certificates (ECCs) at the international airports. BI will temporarily allow foreign nationals with …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (March 30, 2020)

United States Embassy Manila, Philippines Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (March 30, 2020) Location:  Cebu, Philippines Event:  Sweeper Flight Cebu-Manila on March 30 – UPDATE There are still seats available on today’s 1:30 PM (March 30) Cebu-Manila sweeper flight. All interested travelers need to go immediately to the Mactan Cebu Airport to sign up and buy …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (March 29, 2020)

United States Embassy Manila, Philippines Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (March 29, 2020) Location:  The Philippines Event:  Consider your plan to shelter in place:   While the U.S. Embassy is exploring all options to address the current travel disruptions, we strongly encourage U.S. citizens to make necessary preparations if staying in the Philippines during the quarantine period.  Please comply with …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (March 29, 2020)

United States Embassy Manila, Philippines Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (March 29, 2020) Location:  Cebu, Philippines Event:  Sweeper Flight Cebu-Manila on March 30 – UPDATE The Philippine Department of Tourism (DOT) and Mactan Cebu Airport Terminal provided the following UPDATES: Philippine Airlines (PAL) has confirmed a Cebu-Manila sweeper flight scheduled for Monday, March 30 at 1330H (1:30 PM). There …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (March 28, 2020)

United States Embassy Manila, Philippines Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (March 28, 2020) Location:  Cebu, Philippines Event:  Potential Sweeper Flight Cebu-Manila – UPDATE Mactan Cebu Airport Terminal relayed the following UPDATE: Foreign nationals wishing to take the Cebu-Manila Philippine Airlines sweeper flight will now be allowed to enlist through email instead of inquiring and signing up in person …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (March 28, 2020)

United States Embassy Manila, Philippines Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (March 28, 2020) Location:  The Philippines Event:  While the U.S. Embassy is exploring all options to address the current travel disruptions, we strongly encourage U.S. citizens to make necessary preparations if staying in the Philippines during the quarantine period.  Please comply with local quarantine requirements and strictly follow local …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (March 28, 2020)

United States Embassy Manila, Philippines Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (March 28, 2020) Location:  Cebu, Philippines Event:  Potential Sweeper Flight Cebu-Manila Mactan Cebu Airport Terminal relayed the following: A sweeper flight from Cebu to Manila may be arranged if there are at least 199 foreign nationals to fill the flight.  Currently, an additional 50 foreign national travelers are required. …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (March 27, 2020)

United States Embassy Manila, Philippines Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (March 27, 2020) Location:  The Philippines Event:  Consider your plan to shelter in place:  While the U.S. Embassy is exploring all options to address the current travel disruptions, we strongly encourage U.S. citizens to make necessary preparations if staying in the Philippines during the quarantine period.  Please comply with local …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (March 26, 2020)

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (October 9, 2019)

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (October 9, 2019)

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (October 9, 2019)

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Outreach in Baguio City on July 19, 2019

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Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Social Security Administration at Consular Agency Cebu June 26-27

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Outreach in Angeles City on June 20, 2019 and Olongapo City on June 21, 2019

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Outreach in Bacolod City on April 25, 2019 and Iloilo City on April 26, 2019

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila, April 15, 2019

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New Travel Advisory Issued Alert: Updated Travel Advisory – April 10, 2019

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Dumaguete City Outreach – March 19, 2019

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Message for U.S. Citizens:  Outreach in Olongapo City on February 13, 2019 and Angeles City on February 14, 2019

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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Manila, December 26, 2018

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila, December 21, 2018

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Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Social Security Administration in Cebu City December 12-13

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Road Closures and Detours on November 20-21

Message for U.S. Citizens:  Road Closures and Detours on November 20-21 The Manila District Traffic Enforcement Unit and the Philippine National Police have informed the U.S. Embassy of road closures and detours expected during the visit of Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China on November 20-21, 2018.  For security purposes, actual road …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: New Social Security Business Hours

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Outreach in Tacloban City on November 14, 2018

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Message for U.S. Citizens:  Cebu Consular Agency Limited Hours November 5 – December 10, 2018

Message for U.S. Citizens:  Cebu Consular Agency Limited Hours November 5 – December 10, 2018 October 23, 2018 Beginning Monday November 5, the Consular Agency in Cebu will be open only on Mondays and Tuesdays from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m, providing the full range of emergency and non-emergency services. Please note that the Consular …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Outreach in Bacolod City on October 11, 2018 and Iloilo City on October 12, 2018

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Social Security Administration in Cebu City October 22 – 26, 2018

Message for U.S. Citizens:  Social Security Administration in Cebu City October 22 – 26, 2018 U.S. Embassy representatives from the Social Security Administration (SSA) will be available in Cebu City October 22 – 26, 2018.  To schedule an appointment, please contact SSA by e-mail at FBU.Manila@ssa.gov .  A representative will notify each person of the time, date, …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Outreach in Bacolod City on October 11, 2018 and Iloilo City on October 12, 2018

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Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila, Philippines – September 12, 2018

Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila, Philippines – September 12, 2018 Location:  Northern Luzon and parts of Central and Southern Luzon Event:  Typhoon Mangkhut (local name Ompong) has further intensified and is predicted to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Wednesday afternoon.  Heavy rains and strong winds are possible over Northern Luzon and parts of …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Cebu Consular Agency Offering Limited Services September 10-28, 2018

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Outreach in Olongapo City on September 20, 2018 and Angeles City on September 21, 2018

Message for U.S. Citizens:  Outreach in Olongapo City on September 20, 2018 and Angeles City on September 21, 2018 The U.S. Embassy’s American Citizen Services (ACS) unit will be holding outreach visits in Olongapo City on September 20 and Angeles City on September 21 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The ACS team will be accompanied by representatives from the Social Security …

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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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Message for U.S. Citizens: Social Security Administration in Cebu City from June 4-8, 2018

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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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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: 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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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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