Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution March 2017

As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad. This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated September ...
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Terrorist Incident in Aktobe

Security Message for U.S. Citizens U.S. Mission, Kazakhstan      This message is distributed to you via the Message system of the U.S. Mission in Kazakhstan. U.S. Consulate-General Almaty Kazakhstan Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Terrorist Incident in Aktobe June 6, 2016   As part of the State Department’s continuous efforts to provide Americans travelling abroad with information about relevant events, ...
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TRAVEL ALERT WORLDWIDE November 24, 2015

1. The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to possible risks of travel due to increased terrorist threats. Current information suggests that ISIL (aka Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions. These attacks may employ a wide variety of tactics, using conventional and non-conventional weapons and targeting ...
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Town Hall Meeting at the U.S. Embassy in Astana on October 15, 2015

The U.S. Embassy in Astana would like to invite U.S. citizens in Kazakhstan to a town hall meeting on Thursday, October 15, at 5:00 p.m. The program includes remarks by the Ambassador, updates on consular services, and information on the current security situation. The meeting will be in the Ambassador’s residence at the Embassy, and ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Services in Aktobe on October 22, 2015

The U.S. Mission in Kazakhstan invites U.S. citizens in and around Aktobe to receive consular services on October 22, 2015 from 10:00 until 12:00 at American Corner Aktobe located at 12 micro district 112 E section D (Aktobe Azhary building) in Aktobe, Kazakhstan. Services will be by appointment only. To make an appointment, send your ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Elimination of VPI and the Issuance of 52-Page Passport Books to All Applicants Applying Overseas

Effective January 1, 2016, the Department will eliminate the consular service of supplemental 24-page Visa Page Inserts (VPIs) for passports. Requests for VPIs on Form DS-4085 will only be accepted for current (legacy) passports until December 31, 2015. The determination to eliminate VPIs was made after considering document utility, cost effectiveness, customer service, internal controls, ...
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Worldwide caution July 2015

1. The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution to provide information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. Recent terrorist attacks, whether by those affiliated with terrorist entities, copycats, or individual perpetrators, serve as a reminder that U.S. citizens need to maintain a ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Recently Implemented Travel Restrictions in the Almaty Region

According to recent legislation, most of the popular tourist areas in Kazakhstan – Medeu, Shymbulak, Big Almaty Lake, Charyn Canyon, Alakol Lake, Monakhov Gorge, and other locations within 25 kilometers of a border – now fall in so called “closed” zones. In order for non-Kazakhstani citizens to legally visit any of these tourist sites, it ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Warden System Updates 06/22/15

The U.S. Mission in Kazakhstan is currently updating its warden system in order to ensure that our registration records are up to date. The warden system provides a reliable way to reach U.S. citizens in the event of an emergency, disaster, or threat, as well as distribute other important information to U.S. citizens as quickly ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Warden System Test 03/18/15

On March 18, 2015, the U.S. Mission in Kazakhstan activated its Warden System in order to test its effectiveness. All recipients are requested to confirm receipt of this message by email at USAKZACS@state.gov within 24 hours. U.S. citizens who have departed Kazakhstan are requested to notify the Consular Section of their departure so we can ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Services in Shymkent on February 26, 2015

The U.S. Mission in Kazakhstan invites U.S. citizens in and around Shymkent to receive consular services on February 26, 2015 from 10:30 until 13:00 at the Café Bistro, Complex Cheryomuski,located at 20 Zheltoksan Street Shymkent, Kazakhstan. Those seeking consular services should write to usakz@state.gov before 3:00 p.m. on February 25 with their name and the ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Preparing for 2014 Tax Filing (02/20/2015)

This is a reminder to U.S. citizens that the Mission Kazakhstan’s webpage has useful information for Americans abroad on how to file taxes for tax year 2014. You may also visit the Federal Benefits and Obligations page on the Bureau of Consular Affairs website for more information. If you have additional questions, please call the ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Services in Atyrau on February 26, 2015

The U.S. Mission in Kazakhstan invites U.S. citizens in and around Atyrau to receive consular services on February 26, 2015 from 13:00 until 17:30 at the TengizChevroil (TCO) facility located at 3 Satpayev Street, Atyrau, Kazakhstan. Those seeking consular services should write to usakz@state.gov before 3:00 p.m. on February 25 with their name and the ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Services in Atyrau on February 26, 2015

The U.S. Mission in Kazakhstan invites U.S. citizens in and around Atyrau to receive consular services on February 26, 2015 from 13:00 until 17:30 at the TengizChevroil (TCO) facility located at 3 Satpayev Street, Atyrau, Kazakhstan. Those seeking consular services should write to usakz@state.gov before 3:00 p.m. on February 25 with their name and the ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution 01/12/15

The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution to provide information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. Recent terrorist attacks, whether by those affiliated with terrorist entities, copycats, or individual perpetrators, serve as a reminder that U.S. citizens need to maintain a high ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Travel Alert 12/19/14

The lone wolf attack in Sydney, Australia on December 15, 2014, resulting in the deaths of two hostages, is a reminder that U.S. citizens should be extra cautious, maintain a very high level of vigilance, and take appropriate steps to enhance their personal security. This Travel Alert expires on March 19, 2015. An analysis of ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Consulate General Almaty Town Hall Meeting on November 20, 2014

The U.S. Consulate General in Almaty would like to invite all American citizens in and around Almaty to a town hall meeting on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. The program includes comments by the Consular General, an overview of consular services by the Consular Section Chief, information on the current security situation from ...
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Final Opportunities to Return Voted Ballots

Embassies and consulates are not polling places. The majority of states require voted ballots to reach local election officials by the close of polls on Tuesday, November 4. U.S. citizens who want to participate in the 2014 U.S. elections should already have returned their absentee ballots to their local election officials. U.S. embassies and consulates ...
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Worldwide Caution 10/10/14

The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution to provide information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. U.S. citizens are reminded to maintain a high level of vigilance and to take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness. This replaces the Worldwide Caution ...
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Absentee Voting Week is September 29-October 6

Be an Active Voter by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2014 U.S. elections and participating in Absentee Voting Week! In many states, the voter registration deadline for the November 2014 elections is October 6. For some voters this might mean their paper voter registration and absentee ballot request must reach their local ...
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Warden Message: Town Hall Meeting at the U.S. Embassy in Astana on September 16

The U.S. Embassy in Astana would like to invite all American citizens in Kazakhstan to a town hall meeting on Tuesday, September 16 at 5:00 p.m. The program includes comments by the Ambassador, updates on consular services by the Consular Section Chief, and information on the current security situation from the Regional Security Office. The ...
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Upcoming Limited American Citizen Services Hours

The U.S. Embassy wishes to advise U.S. citizens that in recognition of local holidays, the Embassy in Astana and Consulate General in Almaty will be closed May 1-May 2, 2014 and May 7-May 9, 2014. In addition, due to increased nonimmigrant visa volume, the Consular Sections of the Embassy and Consulate will only provide emergency ...
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U.S. Midterm Elections Voting Information Warden Message

The U.S. Embassy in Astana and Consulate General in Almaty would like remind U.S. citizens living in Kazakhstan that the midterm elections season in the United States has begun. Over the coming months, registered U.S. voters around the world will cast their votes in primary and general elections by using the Federal Post Card Application ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: No Credit Card payments

As of April 14, 2014 credit card payments in the Consular Section are temporarily suspended. Until further notice, all consular fees must only be paid in U.S. dollars. Due to banking system regulations in Kazakhstan, the Consular Section cannot accept dollar bills older than 2006, worn out bills or bills that have marks, tears, or ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Warden System Updates

To ensure reliable communication with U.S. citizens, the U.S. Embassy in Kazakhstan maintains a warden system. The warden system provides a reliable way to contact American citizens in the event of an emergency, disaster, or threat, and to distribute other important information to American citizens as quickly as possible. To participate in the warden system, ...
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Consular Services in Atyrau on February 13, 2014

The U.S. Mission in Kazakhstan invites American citizens in and around Atyrau to receive consular services on February 13, 2014 from 10:30 until 17:00 at the TengizChevroil (TCO) facility located at 3 Satpayev Street, Atyrau, Kazakhstan. Those requiring consular services should note the following: Those requesting additional passport pages should send a scanned copy of ...
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