Absentee Voting Week

Absentee Voting Week is September 26-October 3 Be an Active Voter by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2016 U.S. elections and participating in Absentee Voting Week! In many states, the voter registration deadline for the November 2016 elections is October 10.  For some voters this might mean their paper voter registration and ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Update about EG Presidential Elections on Sunday, April 24, 2016

The State Department alerts U.S. citizens residing in Equatorial Guinea of the upcoming Presidential elections scheduled for April 24, 2016.  U.S. citizens are urged to exercise caution and remain abreast of the security situation prior to, during, and after the election. The U.S. Embassy has received reports of unrest in the Perez barrio in Malabo near Banapa. ...
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Voting in 2016 elections

Your vote counts!  Did you know that many U.S. elections for house and senate have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters? All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot receipt ...
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Land Borders Reopened

U.S. Embassy Malabo would like to inform U.S. citizens that Equatorial Guinea’s government has reopened all land borders that were closed while the ruling party, Democratic Party of Equatorial Guinea (Partido Democrático de Guinea Ecuatorial or PDGE), held its congress to select its candidate for the upcoming 2016 Presidential Election. For further information: See the ...
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Land Border Closures Until November 15

U.S. Embassy Malabo would like to inform U.S. citizens that Equatorial Guinea’s government has ordered all land borders closed until November 15 while the ruling party, Democratic Party of Equatorial Guinea (Partido Democrático de Guinea Ecuatorial or PDGE), holds its congress to select its candidate for the upcoming 2016 Presidential Election.  Borders nationwide are affected ...
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Change in Consular Fees

The Department of State has published an interim final rule that makes changes to the passport book fees and fees related to the relinquishment of nationality. On September 26, 2015, the Department of State lowered the passport book application fee by $20 and raised the passport book security surcharge (enhanced border security fee) by $20 to ...
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Worldwide Delay in Visa and Passport Processing

The Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs is currently experiencing technical problems with our overseas passport and visa systems.  This issue is not specific to any particular country, citizenship document, or visa category. We apologize for the inconvenience and are working urgently to correct the problem and restore full operability. Passport applications accepted overseas ...
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Travel Warning: Cameroon

1. The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the high risk of traveling to Cameroon and cautions U.S. citizens to avoid all travel to the Far North region of Cameroon.  This replaces the Travel Warning of August 6, 2014 and updates information on the continuing threat of kidnappings and other armed attacks in the ...
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Worldwide Caution

1. The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution to provide information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. Recent terrorist attacks, whether by those affiliated with terrorist entities, copycats, or individual perpetrators, serve as a reminder that U.S. citizens need to maintain a ...
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