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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