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Worldwide Caution (Latest!)

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After December 31, 2015, there will be no more extra visa pages added to U.S. passports. Detailed information is available on the State Department's website. Instead, 52-page passport books will be issued at no extra cost to U.S. citizens applying from outside the United States. Renew your passport early to make sure you have enough blank pages for visa stamps from other countries. Some require two blank pages for entry and exit. See for more information on entry, exit, and foreign visa requirements.


Possible threats against Westerners in the Sanlitun area of Beijing, on or around Christmas Day, December 24, 2015

Worldwide Travel Alert (November 25, 2015)

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Tianjin Chemical Explosions (August 17, 2015)

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)

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