WORLDWIDE CAUTION

December 18, 2017 WORLDWIDE CAUTION With the holiday travel season upon us, the Embassy would like to call your attention to the most recent worldwide caution message that the Department of State issued on December 11, 2017.  We want to ensure that all U.S. citizens are well aware of the current worldwide travel environment.  Please ...
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North Korea Travel Warning

The Department of State strongly warns U.S. citizens not to travel to North Korea/the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).  Due to the serious and mounting risk of arrest and long-term detention of U.S. citizens, effective September 1, 2017, U.S. passports were invalidated for travel into, in, or through North Korea.  Persons who wish to ...
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Storm Warning – Talim & Doksuri

The U.S. Consulate General cautions U.S. citizens that super typhoon TALIM could make landfall near Fujian and Zhejiang provinces, China between September 14th to September 15th. Typhoon DOKSURI could make landfall near Hainan province, China on September 15th.  The Chinese government has issued a warning for Fujian, Zhejiang and Hainan areas. If landfall occurs, those ...
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Foreign NGO Management Law Goes into Effect January 1, 2017 (December 13, 2016)

Foreign NGO Management Law Goes into Effect January 1, 2017 On January 1, 2017, China’s Ministry of Public Security will begin implementing and enforcing the new Foreign NGO Management Law, imposing a new regulatory framework on all foreign NGOs regardless of their sphere of activity. The MPS has published NGO registration guidelines on its website, ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Holiday Travel Advisory (December 5, 2016)

In the lead up to the holiday season, the U.S. Embassy in Beijing and the Consulates General throughout China remind U.S. citizens in China to remain vigilant to the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests around the world. The Department of State recently issued an updated Travel Alert for Europe advising ...
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Go to www.travel.state.gov for the latest travel warnings and alerts

As of November 1, 2016, all U.S. citizens who apply for new U.S. passports or to renew existing U.S. passports, must remove their eyeglasses in their application photos. We can no longer accept photographs of U.S. passport applicants wearing eyeglasses, except in rare, medically-documented circumstances such as recent surgery that is documented with a signed statement ...
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Passport Execution Fee Change

PASSPORT EXECUTION FEE CHANGE – REQUEST FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS The Department of State (hereinafter referred to as the Department) will soon publish a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) proposing to raise the passport execution fee from $25 to $35.  The Department will receive comments on the proposed fee change for 60 days after the NPRM ...
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