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 foreign countries in an effort to increase the cybersecurity of their ...
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The U.S. Consulate Offers New Passport Service for U.S. Citizens

The U.S. Consulate is now offering a walk-in adult passport renewal service for United States citizens on Mondays and Tuesdays from 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Qualified applicants can deliver their completed passport renewal application, photograph, current U.S. passport and a payment of $110 to the U.S. Consulate without an appointment on the days and ...
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U.S. Social Security Representative to Visit Bermuda

A representative from the United States Social Security Administration (SSA) will visit Bermuda next week to assist American Citizens with social security matters. The representative will be available to answer questions from the public about matters including, but not limited to, social security number applications, applying for social security benefits, veterans benefits and any issues ...
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Worldwide Caution

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 March ...
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Alabama Special General Election Scheduled for December 12

The State of Alabama will conduct a special general election on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, for the office of U.S. Senator to replace Jeff Sessions. Service members, eligible family members and overseas citizens may use the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA), which is the registration and ballot request form accepted by all States and territories. ...
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Alabama Special Primary Runoff Election Scheduled for September 26

The State of Alabama will conduct a special primary runoff election on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, for the office of U.S. Senator to replace Jeff Sessions. A special primary election was held on August 15, 2017. With no candidate receiving more than 50% of the vote, a special primary runoff election will now be held ...
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Utah Special General Election Scheduled for November 7

The State of Utah will conduct a special general election on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, for the 3rd Congressional District to replace Jason Chaffetz who resigned from Congress on June 30.  This district consists of Carbon, Emery, Grand, San Juan and Wasatch counties as well as portions of Salt Lake and Utah counties. Service members, ...
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Alabama Special Primary Election Scheduled for August 15

The State of Alabama will conduct a special primary election on Tuesday, August 15, 2017, for the office of U.S. Senator to replace Jeff Sessions. The special runoff election will be held on September 26, 2017. The special general election will be held on December 12, 2017. Service members, eligible family members and overseas citizens ...
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California Special General Election Scheduled for June 6

The State of California will conduct a special general election on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, for the 34th Congressional District to replace Xavier Becerra who was confirmed as Attorney General of California.  This district consists of part of Los Angeles County. A primary election was held on April 4, 2017, with no candidate receiving more ...
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Montana Special Election Scheduled for May 25

The State of Montana will conduct a special election on Thursday, May 25, 2017, for its at-large Congressional District to replace Ryan Zinke who was confirmed as the U.S. Secretary of the Interior.  This district represents all counties in Montana. Service members, eligible family members and overseas citizens may use the Federal Post Card Application ...
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Georgia Special Election Scheduled for April 18

The State of Georgia will conduct a special election on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, for the 6th Congressional District to replace Tom Price who was confirmed as the U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary. This district consists of parts of northern Atlanta and parts of surrounding counties such as Cobb, Fulton, and Dekalb. Service members, ...
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California Special Primary Election Scheduled for April 4

The State of California will conduct a special primary election on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, for the 34th Congressional District to replace Xavier Becerra who was confirmed as Attorney General of California.  This district consists of part of Los Angeles County. If no candidate receives more than 50% of the vote, a special general election ...
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No Eyeglass Policy Comes Into Effect November 1, 2016

The “No Eyeglasses Policy” will go into effect November 1, 2016. Under this policy, Consular Affairs will no longer accept photographs of visa and passport applicants wearing eyeglasses, except in rare, medically-documented circumstances. For more information and examples please see https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/news/no-glasses-nov-1st.html
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Final Opportunities 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 officials by the close of polls on Tuesday, November 8.  U.S. citizens who want to participate in ...
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U.S. Consulate to Offer Absentee Voting Workshop at Chubb Building

The U.S. Consulate General in Hamilton, Bermuda, will conduct a nonpartisan absentee voting workshop and registration drive for U.S. citizens residing in Bermuda on August 5, 2016 at: the Chubb Building (former Ace building) 17 Woodbourne Avenue From 11 Am – 2:30 PM The participants will be introduced to the Federal Voting Assistance program (FVAP) ...
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IRS Webinar Foreign Earned Income for US Overseas Taxpayers

On June 29, 2016, 3:00-4:00 p.m. local time, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will host a webinar, “Foreign Earned Income for U.S. Overseas Taxpayers.” The webinar will cover requirements for claiming the foreign income exclusion; identifying which form to use: Form 2555 or 2555-EZ; specifying information to include on Form 2555 or 2555-EZ; and live ...
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Security Message to U.S. Citizens

The U.S. Consulate General in Hamilton alerts U.S. citizens to continuing protests in Hamilton over the Government of Bermuda’s proposed law that would grant status and permanent residency to current non-Bermudian residents who have lived in Bermuda for extended periods. Protests began on March 11 and have continued over the past four days.  The demonstrations ...
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