Message for U.S. Citizens: Important Message for Overseas Voters who Cannot Access State Election Websites

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR OVERSEAS VOTERS WHO CANNOT ACCESS STATE ELECTION WEBSITES October 18, 2018 — Alexandria, Va. — The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) has become aware of reports that some overseas voters are unable to access their state’s online voter registration and election systems. This is primarily due to states blocking web traffic from ...
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Town Hall for U.S. Citizens with Chargé d’Affaires Jessye Lapenn, March 15, 2018

U.S. DIPLOMATIC MISSION TO SOUTH AFRICA Message for U.S. Citizens Town Hall for U.S. Citizens with Chargé d’Affaires Jessye Lapenn, March 15, 2018 The U.S. Consulate General in Johannesburg is pleased to invite all U.S. citizens in Gauteng, Northwest, Mpumalanga, Limpopo and Free State to a Town Hall event with the U.S. Chargé d’Affaires to ...
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Checklist for Mail-in Passport Applications

Individuals applying for qualifying services will not have to make an in-person visit to their local consulate. Detailed instructions on who qualifies and how to apply by mail are given below. These expanded services are offered as part of the Mission’s continuing effort to offer the best and most efficient service to American citizens. DS-82 ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Potential Protests/Avoid University Campuses October 21, 2016

The U.S. Mission to South Africa advises U.S. citizens to continue to monitor carefully the situation on university campuses. Over the last several weeks, violent protests on and around university campuses, including residential facilities, have continued across South Africa. U.S. citizens are advised to exercise caution and avoid campuses, including residential facilities, in the areas where protests have turned violent. ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: March in Pretoria on October 20, 2016

The U.S. Diplomatic Mission to South Africa informs U.S. citizens of a student protest march taking place today, Thursday, October 20, 2016 in Pretoria between the hours of 8:00 and 13:00.  The possible route will be between Church Square and the Union Buildings.  It is anticipated that up to 3,000 protestors will be in the ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protests and Property Damage Around the Area of the University of the Witswatersrand, Braamfontein, Johannesburg

Security Message for U.S. Citizens October 15, 2016 The U.S. Consulate General in Johannesburg notifies U.S. citizens that it has advised employees to avoid the Braamfontein neighborhood of Johannesburg due to protests and property damage around the area of the University of the Witswatersrand, for as long as these protests continue. U.S. citizens are reminded ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Final Opportunity to Return Voted Ballots!

U.S. Consulate General Johannesburg Message for U.S. Citizens 5 October 2016 Final Opportunity to Return Voted Ballots! 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 ...
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Demonstration in Pretoria on September 1, 2016

Demonstration in Pretoria on September 1, 2016 Security Message for U.S. Citizens September 1, 2016 The U.S. Diplomatic Mission to South Africa informs U.S. citizens of a demonstration taking place today, Tuesday, September 1, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. in Pretoria.  The demonstration is taking place in front of the Embassy of Gabon, located at 921 ...
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Messages for U.S. Citizens: IRS Webinar on Data Theft Today, August 17 at 7:00 p.m. (CAT)

IRS Webinar on Data Theft Today, August 17 at 7:00 p.m. (CAT) Messages for U.S. Citizens August 17, 2016 The U.S. Diplomatic Mission in South Africa wishes to inform U.S. citizens that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will host a webinar on “Protect your clients and yourself from data theft” on Wednesday, August 17, 2016, ...
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Demonstration in Sandton on August 11, 2016

Demonstration in Sandton on August 11, 2016 Security Message for U.S. Citizens August 10, 2016 The U.S. Consulate General in Johannesburg, South Africa, informs U.S. citizens of a demonstration taking place in Sandton, Johannesburg, tomorrow, August 11, 2016.  The demonstration is organized by the Communications Workers Union, and is scheduled to begin at 10:00am at ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Planned Demonstration Activity in Durban Central Business District on July 13, 2016

Planned Demonstration Activity in Durban Central Business District on July 13, 2016 A demonstration will take place in the Durban Central Business District today, Wednesday, July 13, 2016.  The demonstrators are street venders.  The march is scheduled to start at 10:00 in Botha’s Garden.  The demonstrators will march down Dr. Pixley KaSeme Street to present ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration in Sandton on July 1

Demonstration in Sandton on July 1 Security Messages for U.S. Citizens June 30, 2016 The U.S. Diplomatic Mission to South Africa informs U.S. citizens that a demonstration is expected to take place at the corner of West Street and Fredman Drive in Sandton from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, July 1. Several groups will ...
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Election-Related Demonstrations and Disruptions

Election-Related Demonstrations and Disruptions Security Message for U.S. Citizens June 21, 2016 The U.S. Diplomatic Mission to South Africa informs U.S. citizens that municipal elections are scheduled to take place in South Africa on August 3, 2016.  Spontaneous civil disruptions, including demonstrations and protests, are occurring and may continue to occur before and during the ...
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Planned Demonstration in Vicinity of U.S. Consulate General Cape Town – June 17, 2016

Security Message for U.S. Citizens June 17, 2016 Planned Demonstration in Vicinity of U.S. Consulate General Cape Town – June 17, 2016 The U.S. Consulate General Cape Town informs U.S. citizens that a demonstrations is expected to take place at at the U.S. Consulate General Cape Town from 1100 – 1300 hours on Friday, June ...
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Demonstration Activity in Durban Metro Area Expected to Continue – June 7, 2016

Demonstration Activity in Durban Metro Area Expected to Continue – June 7, 2016 The June 6th demonstration and protest activities that disrupted traffic on major thoroughfares in the Durban metro area are expected to continue at least through tomorrow, June 7th. The timing, extent, and location of these demonstrations is unknown, but significant traffic disruptions ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Threats to Shopping Areas and Malls

Threats to Shopping Areas and Malls Security Message for U.S. Citizens June 4, 2016 The U.S. Diplomatic Mission to South Africa informs U.S. citizens that the U.S. Government has received information that terrorist groups are planning to carry out near-term attacks against places where U.S. citizens congregate in South Africa, such as upscale shopping areas ...
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American Citizen Services: No Routine Services on June 6, 2016

U.S. Consulate General Johannesburg Message for U.S. Citizens 1 June 2016 The U.S. Consulate General in Johannesburg wishes to inform U.S. citizens that the American Citizens Services (ACS) Unit will not be accepting appointments for routine services on Monday, June 6, 2016.  Only U.S.  citizen emergency cases will be considered for processing. For further information: See ...
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Internal Revenue Service Webinar Announcement

Message for U.S. Citizens: Internal Revenue Service Webinar Announcement 24 May 2016 The U.S. Diplomatic Mission to South Africa wishes to inform U.S. citizens that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will host a webinar on “Overseas Filing for U.S. Taxpayers” on May 25, 2016, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT To register and attend ...
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Demonstration Activity in Durban Central Business District on April 20, 2016

Security Message for U.S. Citizens Today, April 20, 2016, Metro Police are responding with anti-riot gear to a demonstration that is taking place in the Durban Central Business District.  Workers from the municipality have blocked Dr. Pixley Kaseme (West Street) and Dorothy Nyembe (Gardiner Street) Streets with their city vehicles.  The number of protestors is ...
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Planned Demonstration Activity in Durban Central Business District on April 7, 2016

A protest will take place in the Durban Central Business District today, Thursday, April 7, 2016.  The protest is directed against possible mining activities along the coast.  Participants will start assembling at 11:00 a.m. outside of 330 Anton Lembede (Smith Street).  They are expected to be at this address protesting until around 12:00 p.m.  The ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: 2016 Tax Filing Guidance

Message for U.S. Citizens: 2016 Tax Filing Guidance   The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) provides the following 2016 tax filing guidance for U.S. taxpayers living abroad.  Links to further IRS guidance are available on the Federal Benefits and Obligations Abroad page on travel.state.gov , or on the Embassy’s web page at https://za.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/u-s-taxes/ .   Who Must File? If you are a U.S. citizen or resident ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: VOTING IN 2016 U.S. ELECTIONS

Your vote counts!  Did you know that many U.S. elections for house and senate have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters? All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot receipt ...
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Holiday Safety and Security

With the approaching holiday season, the U.S. Diplomatic Mission to South Africa reminds U.S. citizens to maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.  Criminals are aware that many people at this time of year are carrying gifts, such as expensive electronic items and jewelry.  The criminals may ...
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Planned Demonstrations in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Port Elizabeth, and Cape Town on December 16, 2015

The U.S. Diplomatic Mission to South Africa informs U.S. citizens of demonstrations planned for Johannesburg, Pretoria, Port Elizabeth, and Cape Town on Wednesday, December 16, 2015, starting at 10:00 a.m. and ending at noon.  The demonstrations are organized by a variety of local non-governmental organizations to protest corruption in government.  Disruptions to motor vehicle traffic ...
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Worldwide Travel Alert

Last Updated: November 23, 2015 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 ...
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