Demonstration Alert: PLANNED DEMONSTRATION AT U.S. EMBASSY LONDON, FEBRUARY 16, 2024

Location:  U.S. Embassy London, London, United Kingdom Event:  According to Metropolitan Police, a planned demonstration is expected to take place at the U.S. Embassy in London on Friday, February 16, 2024. U.S. citizens are encouraged to avoid areas of demonstrations and always exercise caution within the vicinity of demonstrations or if caught in a demonstration.  …

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Demonstration Alert: PLANNED DEMONSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT LONDON, FEBRUARY 3-4, 2024

Location:  London, United Kingdom Event:  Media report planned demonstrations are scheduled to occur in London on Saturday, February 3 and possibly on Sunday, February 4. U.S. citizens are encouraged to avoid areas of demonstrations and always exercise caution within the vicinity of demonstrations or if caught in a demonstration.  Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: VOTING IN 2024 U.S. FEDERAL ELECTIONS

VOTING IN 2024 U.S. FEDERAL ELECTIONS Your vote counts! Did you know that many U.S. federal elections for the House of Representatives 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 that is valid and reaches local …

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Demonstration Alert: PLANNED DEMONSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT THE UNITED KINGDOM, JANUARY 13-14, 2024

Location:  United Kingdom (Countrywide) Event:  Media report planned demonstrations are scheduled to occur throughout the United Kingdom on Saturday, January 13, and Sunday, January 14, 2024. U.S. citizens are encouraged to avoid areas of demonstrations and always exercise caution within the vicinity of demonstrations or if caught in a demonstration.  Even demonstrations intended to be …

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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy London (December 28, 2023)

Location:  United Kingdom (Countrywide) Event: During the holiday season there is potential for increased crime and acts of violent extremism.  U.S. citizens should exercise extra vigilance at public New Year’s celebrations; holiday festivals, markets, and events; places of worship; demonstrations; and locations with large crowds.  Please find additional information and guidance here . U.S. citizens are …

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Demonstration Alert: PLANNED DEMONSTRATION IN THE UNITED KINGDOM, DECEMBER 20, 2023

Location:  London, United Kingdom Event:  Media report a planned demonstration is expected to take place on December 20, 2023 beginning at 10 Downing Street and proceeding to the U.S. Embassy in London. U.S. citizens are encouraged to avoid areas of demonstrations and always exercise caution within the vicinity of demonstrations or if caught in a …

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Demonstration Alert: PLANNED DEMONSTRATIONS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM, DECEMBER 16 and 17, 2023

Location:  United Kingdom (Countrywide) Event:  Media report various planned demonstrations are expected to take place throughout the United Kingdom the weekend of December 16 and 17.  Protests are planned throughout central London, Belfast, Glasgow, and various other cities. U.S. citizens are encouraged to avoid areas of demonstrations and always exercise caution within the vicinity of …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: Temporary Facility Closure at the Consulate General in Edinburgh from December 12 through April 2024

Location:  Scotland, United Kingdom The U.S. Consulate General Edinburgh facility is now closed temporarily through April 2024. Consular staff in Edinburgh will remain available remotely for virtual assistance for U.S. citizen consular enquiries. To contact our office during this time please email Edinburgh-Info@state.gov . For passport, notary, or citizenship needs during the above period please use …

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Demonstration Alert: PLANNED DEMONSTRATIONS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM, DECEMBER 9, 2023

Location:  United Kingdom (Countrywide) Event:  Media report various planned demonstrations are expected to take place throughout the United Kingdom the weekend of December 9.  Protests are planned throughout central London, Belfast, Edinburgh, and potentially, various other cities. U.S. citizens are encouraged to avoid areas of demonstrations and always exercise caution within the vicinity of demonstrations …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: Emergency Passport and Citizenship Services Offered November 29, 2023 through December 12, 2023

Location:  Scotland, United Kingdom In preparation for a construction project at the U.S. Consulate General Edinburgh facility, routine Passport and Citizenship Services have now been suspended until April 2024. The U.S. Embassy in London and the U.S. Consulate General in Belfast remain fully operational and welcome US citizens in Scotland to seek assistance there during …

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Demonstration Alert: PLANNED DEMONSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT THE UNITED KINGDOM, DECEMBER 2 AND 3, 2023

Location:  United Kingdom (Countrywide) Event:  Media report various planned demonstrations are expected to take place throughout the United Kingdom on December 2 and 3.  Protests are planned throughout central London, Edinburgh, and various other cities. U.S. citizens are encouraged to avoid areas of demonstrations and to always exercise caution within the vicinity of demonstrations or …

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Alert: U.S. EMBASSY AND U.S. CONSULATES GENERAL CLOSURES, HOLIDAY SECURITY ALERT, AND PLANNED DEMONSTRATIONS.

Location:  United Kingdom (Countrywide) Thanksgiving Closures:  The U.S. Embassy in London, U.S. Consulate General in Belfast, and the U.S. Consulate General in Edinburgh will close early today, November 22, 2023, and will remain closed on November 23 in recognition of the Thanksgiving Holiday.  U.S. Embassy London will close at 14:30 local time and the Consulates General will …

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Demonstration Alert: PLANNED DEMONSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT THE UNITED KINGDOM, NOVEMBER 18, 2023

Demonstration Alert:  PLANNED DEMONSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT THE UNITED KINGDOM, NOVEMBER 18, 2023 Location:  United Kingdom (Countrywide) Event:  Media report various planned demonstrations are expected to take place throughout the United Kingdom on November 18.  Protests are planned throughout central London, Glasgow, and various other cities. U.S. citizens are encouraged to avoid areas of demonstrations and to …

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Demonstration Alert: PLANNED DEMONSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT THE UNITED KINGDOM, NOVEMBER 11 – 12, 2023

Location:  United Kingdom (Countrywide) Event:  Media report various planned demonstrations are expected to take place throughout the United Kingdom on November 11 & 12.  Protests are planned throughout central London, Edinburgh, and various other cities.  Metropolitan Police indicate a planned march and demonstration will follow a route that includes a stop at the U.S. Embassy …

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Demonstration Alert: PLANNED DEMONSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT THE UNITED KINGDOM, NOVEMBER 4 – 5, 2023

Location:  United Kingdom (Countrywide) Media report various planned demonstrations are expected to take place throughout the United Kingdom on November 4 & 5.  Protests are planned throughout central London, Belfast, Edinburgh, and various other cities.  U.S. citizens are encouraged to avoid areas of demonstrations and to always exercise caution within the vicinity of demonstrations or …

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Demonstration Alert: PLANNED DEMONSTRATIONS AT U.S. EMBASSY LONDON AND AROUND LONDON – OCTOBER 27 AND 28, 2023, 12:00 – 17:00 LOCAL TIME

Location:  U.S. Embassy London, London, United Kingdom According to Metropolitan Police, planned demonstrations are expected to take place on Friday and Saturday, October 27 and 28, between 1200-1700 local time at the U.S. Embassy in London located at 33 Nine Elms Lane, SW11 7US and within central London.  U.S. citizens are always advised to avoid …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Passport and Citizenship Services Temporarily Unavailable at the Consulate General in Edinburgh Nov 30, 2023 to April 2024

Message to U.S. Citizens:  Routine Passport and Citizenship Services Temporarily Unavailable from November 30, 2023 through April 2024 (October 16, 2023) Location:  Scotland, United Kingdom  In preparation for a construction project at the U.S. Consulate General Edinburgh facility, routine Passport and Citizenship services will not be available starting November 30, 2023 through April 2024. All …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: ROUTINELY REVIEW YOUR PERSONAL SECURITY PLANS (OCTOBER 11, 2023)

Message to U.S. Citizens:  ROUTINELY REVIEW YOUR PERSONAL SECURITY PLANS (OCTOBER 11, 2023) Location:  United Kingdom, Countrywide The U.S. Embassy in London encourages U.S. citizens to routinely review their personal security plans.  Large public events, such as demonstrations, can be accompanied by a higher risk for violence.  Planned attacks and criminal activity often occur in …

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Message to U.S. Citizens:  PLANNED DEMONSTRATION AT U.S. EMBASSY LONDON – WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, 2023, 13:00 – 17:05

Demonstration Alert:  PLANNED DEMONSTRATION AT U.S. EMBASSY LONDON – WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, 2023, 13:00 – 17:05 Location:  U.S. Embassy London, London, United Kingdom A planned demonstration is expected to take place on Wednesday, July 19 at 13:00 local time at the U.S. Embassy in London located at 33 Nine Elms Lane, SW11 7US.  U.S. citizens …

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Security Alert: UPDATE TO PREVIOUS SECURITY ALERT – SAFE TO RE-ENTER NOTTINGHAM CITY CENTRE FOLLOWING SECURITY INCIDENT (13 June 2023)

Location:  Nottingham City Centre, Nottingham, United Kingdom According to Nottinghamshire Police, the investigation into the incident that took place at the Nottingham City Centre on the morning of June 13 is ongoing.  The police report that “it is safe to go into the city centre but there are a number of streets that will remain …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: SECURITY ALERT – REPORTS OF SECURITY INCIDENT IN NOTTINGHAM CITY CENTRE (13 June 2023)

Location:  Nottingham City Centre, Nottingham, United Kingdom The Nottinghamshire Police are reporting that a security incident occurred on the morning of June 13 at the Nottingham City Centre.  U.S. citizens in the area are urged to avoid this area and to follow local media and other information sources for additional guidance.  You can follow police …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: ROAD CLOSURES AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION CHANGES DURING CORONATION WEEKEND, MAY 06 – 08, 2023 (05 MAY 2023)

Message to U.S. Citizens:  ROAD CLOSURES AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION CHANGES DURING CORONATION WEEKEND, MAY 06 – 08, 2023 (05 MAY 2023) Location:  London, United Kingdom The official Coronation Service and Procession will be held at Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace on May 06.  Other activities are scheduled to take place throughout the entire weekend and …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: ROAD CLOSURES AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION CHANGES APRIL 22-23 FOR LONDON MARATHON (19 APRIL 2023)

Message to U.S. Citizens:  ROAD CLOSURES AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION CHANGES APRIL 22-23 FOR LONDON MARATHON (19 APRIL 2023)  Location:  London, United Kingdom  The 2023 London Marathon will take place Sunday April 23 and will require road closures and parking restrictions throughout London.  U.S. citizens are encouraged to monitor local transportation information, visit the TCS London Marathon website for information …

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Security Alert – U.S. EMBASSY LONDON (28 MARCH 2023)

Location:  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Countrywide  Event:  UK Government raises Northern Ireland-related Terrorism Threat Level  As a precautionary measure, the government of the United Kingdom raised its national security threat level for Northern Ireland from substantial to severe on Tuesday, March 28.  A threat level of severe means that an attack …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Passport and Citizenship Services Temporarily Unavailable at the Consulate General in Edinburgh March 6 to March 21, 2023

Message for U.S. Citizens: Passport and Citizenship Services Temporarily Unavailable at the U.S. Consulate General in Edinburgh March 06, through March 21, 2023 (28 February 2023) Location:  Scotland, United KingdomThe U.S. Consulate General Edinburgh will be closed for passport and citizenship services starting Monday, March 06, 2023 through March 21, 2023. Consular services will resume …

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Message to U.S. Citizens:  Passport and Citizenship Services Temporarily Unavailable at the Consulate General in Edinburgh Dec 15, 2022 to Jan 3, 2023

Message to U.S. Citizens:  Passport and Citizenship Services Temporarily Unavailable at the U.S. Consulate General in Edinburgh December 15, 2022 through January 3, 2023 (December 5, 2022)  Location:  Scotland, United Kingdom  The U.S. Consulate General in Edinburgh will be closed for passport and citizenship services from Thursday, December 15, 2022 to Tuesday, January 3, 2023.  …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Absentee Voting Week is October 1-8, 2022

Absentee Voting Week is October 1-8, 2022. Be an Active Voter by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2022 U.S. elections and participating in Absentee Voting Week! In some states voter registration and ballot request deadlines for the November 2022 are as early as October 5.  Whether you are a first-time voter or …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: Closures Related to Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s State Funeral on Monday, September 19, 2022

Message to U.S. Citizens:  Closures Related to Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s State Funeral on Monday, September 19, 2022 (September 16, 2022) Location:  United Kingdom In observance of the State Funeral of Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and resulting UK bank holiday, many shops, pharmacies, groceries, and other food outlets will be closed …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Services, Including Visa, Passport and Citizenship Services, Temporarily Unavailable on Monday, September 19, 2022

Message for U.S. Citizens:  Consular Services, Including Visa, Passport and Citizenship Services, Temporarily Unavailable on Monday, September 19, 2022. The U.S. Embassy in London and the U.S. Consulates General in Belfast and Edinburgh will be closed on Monday, September 19, 2022, due to the bank holiday announced for the State Funeral of Her Majesty Queen …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Edinburgh Passport and Citizenship Services Temporarily Unavailable (September 12-16, 2022)

Message to U.S. Citizens:  Passport and Citizenship Services Temporarily Unavailable (September 12-16) Location:  Scotland, United Kingdom The U.S. Consulate General Edinburgh will be closed for passport and citizenship services for the week commencing Monday, September 12; for urgent passport or citizenship needs during this week please contact the U.S. Embassy London by  LondonPassports@state.gov . Normal consular …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: July Voting Message

Celebrate democracy this 4th of July by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2022 U.S. elections! In order to vote in the November 2022 elections, all overseas U.S. citizens need to have completed a  Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)  in 2022.  Whether you are a first-time voter or have already received ballots and voted absentee in past elections, …

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Health Alert – U. S. Embassy London

Location:  Countrywide Event:  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Travel Health Notice for  Monkeypox in Multiple Countries .​​ Actions to Take: Travelers should AVOID : Close contact with sick people, including those with skin lesions or genital lesions. Contact with dead or live wild animals such as small mammals including rodents (rats, squirrels) and non-human primates (monkeys, …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Online Fee Payments Now Accepted for Adult U.S. Passport Renewal Applications

U. S. Embassy London 01/31/2022   ANNOUNCEMENT: Online fee payments for adult U.S. passport renewal applications are now accepted in the UK. Paying online allows U.S. citizens to submit their applications via mail without needing to obtain a postal money order or bank draft or having to appear in person at the U.S. Embassy. Qualifying …

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Registering to Vote and submitting a ballot is fast, easy, and can be done from anywhere in the world!

U. S. Embassy London January 28, 2022   Registering to Vote and submitting a ballot is fast, easy, and can be done from anywhere in the world! Start by confirming your voter registration with your state. Some states require absentee voters to register annually so you may need to re-register. Go to FVAP.gov to connect to …

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Message to U.S. Citizens:  Disruptions in Glasgow and Edinburgh During COP26

Location:  Edinburgh and Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) will take place in Glasgow October 31-November 12, 2021.  This may cause disruptions in transportation and other routine public services throughout the Glasgow and Edinburgh metropolitan areas.  Large protests are expected to take place throughout the duration of the conference.  U.S. Consulate …

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Travel Advisory: U.S. Embassy and Consulates in the United Kingdom, May 11, 2021

U. S. Embassy London May 11, 2021   United Kingdom – Level 3: Reconsider Travel Reconsider travel to the United Kingdom due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution due to terrorism. Read the Department of State’s  COVID-19 page  before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for …

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The 2020 U.S. Election is just a few days away!

The 2020 U.S. Election is just days away!  Election day is November 3, 2020! Remember, U.S. embassies and consulates are NOT polling places. This means that you should not come to the Embassy in London or the Consulates in Belfast or Edinburgh on November 3 to cast your vote. Click here to visit our website  for information about using international airmail, the Federal …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy United Kingdom – August 28, 2020

U. S. Embassy London August 28, 2020   Location Central London, United Kingdom Event Scheduled and pop-up demonstrations as well as counter-protests are being planned for August 29 to September 1, 2020 across the United Kingdom. The majority will be focused in central London but may occur without warning in cities throughout the UK or …

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Voting in the 2018 U.S. House and Senate Elections

Your Vote Counts! Did you know that many U.S. elections for House and Senate seats 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 …

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US Citizens Voting in 2018 Elections

 VOTING IN 2018 U.S. ELECTIONS Your vote counts!  Did you know that many U.S. elections for house and senate seats 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 …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Limited Consular Services from December 15-18, 2017

Consular services at the U.S. Embassy in London and the U.S. Consulate General in Edinburgh will be severely limited from Friday, December 15 through Monday, December 18, 2017, due to maintenance of our computer systems. During this time, the consular sections in London and Edinburgh will be unable to issue U.S. passports, even in emergency …

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Europe Travel Alert

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the heightened risk of terrorist attacks throughout Europe, particularly during the holiday season. U.S. citizens should exercise caution at holiday festivals and events. This Travel Alert expires on January 31, 2018. Recent, widely-reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Finland demonstrate that the …

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European Travel Alert

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the continued threat of terrorist attacks throughout Europe.  This travel alert expires on November 30, 2017. Recent, widely reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Finland demonstrate that the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham (ISIS or Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, and their affiliates have …

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Register and Request Your Ballot for 2017 Elections, including Special Elections

Just voted in November? Still traveling or living overseas? You should register and request your absentee ballot to vote again in 2017 to ensure your election office knows where to send your ballot for any upcoming special elections for federal office. Some states are also holding gubernatorial or other statewide elections this year. The Federal Voting Assistance …

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The 2016 U.S. Election is just a few days away!

The 2016 U.S. Election is just a few days away. This is a reminder that the U.S. Embassy is NOT a polling place; do not come to the U.S. Embassy on Election Day (November 8) to cast your vote. If you are still looking to vote in this year’s election, it may not be too …

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Are you an Overseas Voter who has yet to vote? It is not too late!

With less than 30 days to Election day you can still have a say in who is elected! If you haven’t received your absentee ballot, use the FWAB backup ballot at go.usa.gov/xk9ER If you need further information, this handy FWAB overview, explains the process. Click here for further information.  

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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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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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U.S. Citizens: Your Opportunity to Enroll in Global Entry for Expedited Immigration Clearance at U.S. Airports

If you travel regularly to the United States and would like to speed through airport immigration controls upon arrival, the U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce a special opportunity for U.S. citizens in the United Kingdom to enroll in Global Entry.  Global Entry is the U.S. Customs and Border Protection travel facilitation program that expedites …

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