Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Kingston, Jamaica (September 24, 2018)

Location: Central Downtown Kingston (Market & Business Districts), including: Denham Town (Zone of Special Operation), Greenwich Town, Hannah Town, Jones Town, Tivoli Gardens, Trench Town (Rose Town & Arnett Gardens), and Whitfield Town. Event: The U.S. Embassy in Kingston advises U.S. citizens that, effective September 23, the Government of Jamaica has declared a State of ...
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Consular Notice

In light of threatening weather conditions from Tropical Storm Isaac,  U.S. Embassy Kingston is postponing all consular appointments for Monday, September 17.  Nonimmigrant visa appointments will be rescheduled for September 19-21, and immigrant visa appointments for September 19.  If these dates are not convenient for you, please follow the procedures on our appointment scheduling website ...
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Weather Alert – U. S. Embassy Kingston

Location: Jamaica and the Cayman Islands Event: As of September 11, Tropical Storm Isaac is on a westward path towards the Caribbean. The National Hurricane Center forecasts that Isaac will reach the Lesser Antilles at near-hurricane strength on the night of September 12 and into the early morning hours of September 13. It should then ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Overseas Citizens Voters Week: June 27-July 5, 2018

In celebration of Overseas Citizens Voters Week, the U.S. Embassy will host a voter information and registration open house on June 27th from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  If you are a U.S. citizen living in Jamaica and are over the age of 18 (by November 6th this year), please join us for this event! ...
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Hurricane Season Alert – U.S. Embassy Kingston

Location: Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean, and the Gulf of Mexico Event: Hurricane Season in the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean, and the Gulf of Mexico begins June 1 and ends on November 30, 2018, though most tropical cyclones typically develop between May and October.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recommends that those in hurricane-prone regions ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Passport Execution Fee Increase

Effective April 2, 2018, the passport execution fee will increase from $25 to $35.  The $10 execution fee increase applies to U.S. passport applicants using the DS-11 form including: first-time applicants over age 16, children under age 16, and applicants who reapply after reporting their previous passport lost or stolen.  Accordingly, the total passport fee ...
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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Kingston, Jamaica (March 19, 2018)

Location:  Portions of St. Catherine Parish, Jamaica Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Kingston advises U.S. citizens that, effective March18, the Government of Jamaica has declared a State of Public Emergency covering portions of St. Catherine Parish, Jamaica, based on escalating criminal activity and threats to public safety and the rule of law.  The State of Public ...
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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Kingston, Jamaica (January 18, 2018)

Location: St. James Parish, Jamaica, which includes the city of Montego Bay Event: The U.S. Embassy in Kingston advises U.S. citizens that, effective January 18, the Government of Jamaica has declared a State of Emergency for St. James Parish, Jamaica, to counter criminal activity. The State of Emergency, declared under the 1966 Emergency Powers Act, ...
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