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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 or after May 26, 2015 are affected by this delay.  If you applied for a U.S. passport overseas during this time frame and have travel plans within the next 10 business days, please consider requesting an emergency passport at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate at which you originally applied.    

Security Message: China-Burma Border Incidents (March 21, 2015) 

Security Message:  Report of Alleged Planning of Possible Terrorist Incident in Kunming, Yunnan Province (February 13, 2015)

Worldwide Caution (October 16, 2014)

Security Message for U.S. Citizens (May 23, 2014)

Travel Warning - Democratic People's Republic of Korea (May 22, 2014)

View the IRS Tax presentation here for U.S. Citizens living overseas (March 7, 2014)

Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts (copy)

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