Worldwide Caution March 6, 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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Are you a Chinese B Visa Holders traveling to the United States on or after November 29?

Beginning November 29, 2016, Chinese passport holders with 10-year B1/B2, B1 or B2 (visitor) visas are required to enroll in EVUS when traveling to the United States by air or sea carrier or entering by a land port of entry. If you do not have a valid EVUS enrollment, you will not be able be ...
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What if I have not received my absentee ballot by mid-October?

If you don’t receive your absentee ballot by mid-October, you may wish to instead submit a Federal Write-In Ballot (or “FWAB”), which can be printed from the FVAP website. If you submit a FWAB and then receive your state ballot, go ahead and submit the state ballot as well, and if local officials receive both, ...
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When should I request and submit my absentee ballot?

Each state has its own deadlines for registering to vote, requesting absentee ballots, and sending completed absentee ballots, both for the primary and general election. Using the FVAP state-by-state guidance, you can find your state’s deadlines and the necessary forms for registering to vote and requesting an absentee ballot. We recommend submitting your request and ...
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How do I submit my registration, ballot request, and absentee ballot?

All states will accept these documents by mail; Royal Mail offers convenient, affordable mailing options to the United States with 5-7 day delivery times. You may also drop off any of these items at the U.S. Embassy in London in a completed, postage-paid envelope (available under “Downloadable Election Materials” on the FVAP homepage). You can ...
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Can I vote in the 2016 U.S. federal elections and in which state should I register to vote?

Most Americans living abroad should be able to vote in U.S. federal elections in 2016. Voting is coordinated through state authorities, so overseas voters need a connection of some kind with a U.S. state in order to vote. To vote from overseas you will have to register to vote, request an absentee ballot, and submit ...
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Last Call for Voting in the U.S. Election!

With Election Day on November 8, time is running short to request an absentee ballot if you have not already done so. It can take a while for your request to reach local election officials in the United States and for them to process your request, so don’t wait until the last minute. Please refer ...
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Europe Travel Alert, 23 March 2016

The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to potential risks of travel to and throughout Europe following several terrorist attacks, including the March 22, 2016 attacks in Brussels claimed by ISIL. Terrorist groups continue to plan near-term attacks throughout Europe, targeting sporting events, tourist sites, restaurants, and transportation. This Travel Alert expires on June 20, 2016. ...
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Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS)

In accordance with the agreement signed between the United States and China to extend visa validity, beginning in November 2016, Chinese citizens with 10-year B1, B2 or B1/B2 visas in Peoples’ Republic of China passports will be required to update their biographical and other information from their visa application via a website every two years, ...
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How do I submit my registration, ballot request, and absentee ballot?

All states will accept these documents by mail; Royal Mail offers convenient, affordable mailing options to the United States with 5-7 day delivery times.  You may also drop off any of these items at the U.S. Embassy in London in a completed, postage-paid envelope (available under “Downloadable Election Materials” on the FVAP homepage). Some states ...
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When should I request and submit my absentee ballot?

Each state has its own deadlines for registering to vote, requesting absentee ballots, and sending completed absentee ballots, both for the primary and general election. Using the FVAP state-by-state guidance, you can find your state’s deadlines and the necessary forms for registering to vote and requesting an absentee ballot.
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