Message for U.S. Citizens: President’s Day Holiday Closure

The Consular Section at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul will be closed on Sunday, February 18, 2018, in honor of the U.S. President’s Day national holiday. The Consular Section will reopen for normal operations on Monday, February 19, 2018. In accordance with the Travel Advisory for Afghanistan , the Department of State continues to warn U.S. ...
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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan (February 1, 2018)

Location: We received reports of possible demonstrations in various parts of Kabul.  Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following areas: Shar-e-Naw Park to Saraye-Shamali Circle Shar-e-Naw Park to Baraki Circle Shar-e-Naw Park to Kote-Sangi Circle Shar-e-Naw Park to Shirpoor Circle   Event:  Demonstrations are expected to take place on February 1, ...
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Routine Message for U.S. Citizens: Martin Luther King Holiday Closure

The Consular Section at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul will be closed on Sunday, January 14, 2018, in honor of the U.S. Martin Luther King national holiday.  The Consular Section will reopen for normal operations on Monday, January 15, 2018. In accordance with the Travel Advisory for Afghanistan , the Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens against ...
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Routine Message for U.S. Citizens: Improvements to Safety and Security Information

January 4, 2018 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 Advisory, which will provide one of four standard levels of ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Citizens Traveling to Turkey

Effective October 8, the Government of Turkey suspended visa services to U.S. citizens, to include the issuance of physical “sticker” visas at the Turkish Embassy and Consulates in the United States and the online Turkish electronic visa (otherwise known as an e-visa).  At the present time, U.S. citizens are no longer permitted to apply for ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Changes in Social Security Administration Services

As of October 1, 2017, only U.S. Embassies and Consulates with dedicated Federal Benefits Units are permitted to assist with most Social Security Administration matters.  We do not have such an office at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul.  Therefore, if you reside in Afghanistan and have questions regarding Social Security Administration (SSA) services, you must ...
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Message of U.S. Citizens Travel To Turkey

U.S. Embassy Kabul Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Citizens Traveling to Turkey October 12, 2017   Effective October 8, the Government of Turkey suspended visa services to U.S. citizens, to include the issuance of physical “sticker” visas at the Turkish Embassy and Consulates in the United States and the online Turkish electronic visa (otherwise known ...
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Routine U.S. Embassy Kabul Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Section Closure July 4, 2017 for U.S. Independence Day Holiday

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy will be closed for routine services on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 in observance of the U.S. Independence Day. For emergency assistance for U.S. citizens, please call the Embassy at 0700-114-000. For further information: See the  State Department’s travel website for the  Worldwide Caution , Travel Warning for Afghanistan ,   Travel Alerts, and Afghanistan Country Specific Information. Enroll in the  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program  (STEP ) to receive security messages and make it ...
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Routine Message for U.S. Citizens (November 22, 2016)

November 22, 2016 The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy will be closed for routine services on Thursday, November 24, 2016 in observance of the U.S. Thanksgiving Holiday. For emergency assistance for U.S. citizens, please call the Embassy at 0700-114-000. For further information: See the  State Department’s travel website  for the  Worldwide Caution , Travel Warning for Afghanistan ,   Travel Alerts, and Afghanistan Country Specific Information. Enroll in the  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program  (STEP )  to receive security ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens

October 5, 2016 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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Routine Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Closure In Observance of Columbus Day and Ashura

October 3, 2016 The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy will be closed for routine services on Sunday, October 9, 2016 in observance of the Columbus Day.  In addition, the Embassy will be closed on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 in observance of the Afghan holiday Ashura. For emergency assistance for U.S. citizens, please call the ...
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Routine Message for U.S. Citizens

September 10, 2016 The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy will be closed for routine services from Monday, September 12 to Wednesday, September 14, 2016 in observance of the Afghan holiday Eid-e-Qurban. For emergency assistance for U.S. citizens, please call the Embassy at 0700-108-001. For further information: See the  State Department’s travel website  for the  Worldwide Caution , Travel Warning for Afghanistan ,   Travel Alerts, and Afghanistan Country Specific Information. Enroll in ...
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Routine Message for U.S. Citizens: Afghan Martyrdom Day Holiday Closure

September 6, 2016 The Consular Section at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul will be closed on Thursday, September 8, 2016, in honor of the Afghan Martyrdom Day national holiday.  The Consular Section will reopen for normal operations on Sunday, September 11, 2016. As a reminder, in accordance with the Travel Warning for Afghanistan , the Department of State warns U.S. ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens (July 31, 2016)

July 31, 2016 Starting August 2, 2016, the pedestrian entrance to the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, located opposite of the Afghan National Radio and TV station, will be temporarily closed for construction.   U.S. Embassy visitors, including U.S. citizens and visa applicants, must instead use the temporary visitor entrance located on Street 10 Burj Barqh, opposite ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy 2016 Holiday Schedule

This notice is to advise American citizens residing or traveling in Afghanistan that the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul will be closed for all routine services on the following Afghan and U.S. holidays throughout 2016. Date Day Holiday Type December 31 Thursday New Year’s Day U.S. January 17 Sunday Martin Luther King’s ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy 2016 Holiday Schedule

This notice is to advise American citizens residing or traveling in Afghanistan that the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul will be closed for all routine services on the following Afghan and U.S. holidays throughout 2016. Date Day Holiday Type December 31 Thursday New Year’s Day U.S. January 17 Sunday Martin Luther King’s ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens

U.S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan: February 28, 2015 The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has provided the following guidance for U.S. citizens abroad preparing for the 2015 tax filing season.  This IRS guidance is also posted under Federal Benefits and Obligations on  travel.state.gov . Who Must File? All U.S. citizens and resident aliens must file a U.S. individual income tax return, even ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy 2015 Holiday Schedule

U.S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan: January 17, 2015 This notice is to advise American citizens residing or traveling in Afghanistan that the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul will be closed for all routine services on the following Afghan and U.S. holidays throughout 2015. Date Day Holiday Type January 1 Thursday New Year’s Day ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Taking the U.S. Foreign Service Exam in Kabul

U.S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan: January 6, 2015 We are pleased to announce that U.S. Embassy Kabul is an official testing site for the 2015 Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT).  Please share this management notice with your friends and colleagues who have expressed interest in taking the FSOT. Registering for the FSOT is the first step in becoming ...
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Fees for Consular Services to Change on September 12, 2014

September 14, 2014 Fees for Consular Services to Change on September 12, 2014 Effective September 12, 2014, the U.S. Department of State will adjust processing fees for some services. The fees for most categories of immigrant visas will change, while fees for nonimmigrant visas largely remain the same. The fee for processing an application for ...
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