Message to U.S. Citizens: Improvements to Safety and Security Information

On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, the Department of State will make changes to our safety and security information to make it easier to find, understand, and use. Travel Advisories will replace Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts.  Every country will have a Travel Advisory, which will provide one of four standard levels of advice.  The Travel ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution

This message is being sent to inform American citizens about an updated Worldwide Caution issued by the Department of State on December 6, 2017. The full text can be found at   https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/worldwide-caution.html . We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Uzbekistan enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) at  https://step.state.gov/step ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Personal Security Reminder

Dear U.S. Citizens, The recent announcement that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and plans to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem may spark protests, some of which have the potential to become violent. U.S. Embassy Tashkent reminds U.S. citizens of the need for caution and awareness of personal ...
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Europe Travel Alert

This message is being sent to inform U.S. citizens about a new Europe Travel Alert issued by the Department of State on November 21 2016. The full text can be found at https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/alertswarnings/Europe.html . We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Uzbekistan enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) ...
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October Voting Message

Final Opportunities to Return Voted Ballots 6 October 2016 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, ...
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SMS Notification System Revival

Dear U.S. Citizens, The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Tashkent plans to relaunch its short text messaging (SMS) notification system. This system will allow the Consular Section to send emergency notifications straight to subscribers’ mobile phones as an SMS message. The SMS notification system will become an additional means of communication with the ...
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Worldwide Caution

This message is being sent to inform U.S. citizens about an updated Worldwide Caution issued by the Department of State on September 9, 2016. The full text can be found at https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/alertswarnings/worldwide-caution.html . We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Uzbekistan enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) at ...
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Absentee Voting Week is September 26 – October 3

Be an Active Voter by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2016 U.S. elections and participating in Absentee Voting Week! In many states, the voter registration deadline for the November 2016 elections is October 10.  For some voters this might mean their paper voter registration and absentee ballot request must reach their local ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Death of the President of Uzbekistan

The Government of Uzbekistan has announced the death of President Karimov. As of now, no security risks noted; no change in security posture. US Embassy Tashkent will continue to monitor the situation and will update its recommendations as events warrant.  American Citizen Services will be provided on our regular schedule.  If you are an American ...
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Traffic and travel limitations in Tashkent city due to upcoming SCO summit

U.S. Embassy Tashkent would like to inform U.S. citizens in Uzbekistan and those who plan to arrive between June 16 and June 24 that media reports indicate there may be travel restrictions and traffic disruptions during this period due to the meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Tashkent. Based on these reports, travel ...
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Worldwide Caution

This message is being sent to inform U.S. citizens about an updated Worldwide Caution issued by the Department of State on March 3, 2016. The full text can be found at https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/alertswarnings/worldwide-caution.html . We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Uzbekistan enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) at ...
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New American Citizen Services hours at the Consular Section

To improve customer service, U.S. Embassy Tashkent will consolidate its hours of operations for routine American Citizen Services.  Starting February 8, appointments will be offered Tuesday and Thursday from 14:00 until 16:00.  This change will allow us to process routine cases more efficiently, leading to faster service and less time spent in the waiting room. ...
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Elimination of Visa Page Inserts on January 1, 2016

The Department of State will discontinue the consular service of adding additional visa pages to U.S. passports beginning January 1, 2016. Visa page inserts pose vulnerabilities to passport security by diminishing the effect of the RF blocking material to prevent unauthorized reading of ePassports. The determination to eliminate the visa page insert service was made to ...
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Worldwide Travel Alert

This message is being sent to inform U.S. citizens about a new Worldwide Travel Alert issued by the Department of State on November 23, 2015. The full text can be found at https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/alertswarnings/worldwide-caution.html . We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Uzbekistan enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) ...
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Individual Apprehended after Throwing Item onto Embassy Grounds

At approximately 3:30 p.m. on Friday, October 23, a security alarm sounded at U.S. Embassy Tashkent after an individual threw an item onto the Embassy grounds.  The local police quickly apprehended the subject, and Embassy personnel confirmed that the item was not dangerous.  There are strong indications that the individual who was taken into custody ...
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Incendiary Device Thrown at U.S. Embassy in Tashkent

At approximately 7:30 am on Monday, September 28 an unidentified assailant tossed two improvised incendiary devices on to embassy grounds.  One of the incendiary devices exploded. Immediately following the explosion the embassy went on lockdown.  No one was injured in the blast.  The embassy is no longer on lockdown and is open for business.  At ...
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Avoid Chorsu Bazaar Area

U.S. Embassy Tashkent urges American citizens to avoid the area near the Chorsu Bazaar in Tashkent.  According to media reports, there was an explosion in this area today in the afternoon, resulting in ongoing police activity there. We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Uzbekistan enroll in the Department of State’s ...
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Worldwide Caution

This message is being sent to inform U.S. citizens about an updated Worldwide Caution issued by the Department of State on July 29, 2015. The full text can be found at http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/alertswarnings/worldwide-caution.html . We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Uzbekistan enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) at ...
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Worldwide Caution

This message is being sent to inform American citizens about an updated Worldwide Caution issued by the Department of State on January 9, 2015.  The full text can be found at http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/alertswarnings/worldwide-caution.html . We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Uzbekistan enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) ...
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Worldwide Travel Alert

This message is being sent out to inform U.S. Citizens about a new Worldwide Travel Alert issued by the State Department on December 19, 2014.  The full text can be found on the webpage of the Consular Affairs Bureau of the Department of State . We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Uzbekistan enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program ...
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October Voting Message

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

This message is being sent to inform American citizens about an updated Worldwide Caution issued by the State Department on October 10, 2014.  The full text can be found at http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/alertswarnings/worldwide-caution.html . We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Uzbekistan enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) at  https://step.state.gov/step ...
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Absentee Voting Week – September 29-October 6, 2014

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 ...
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Invitation to the official July 4th reception at the U.S. Embassy

Dear American Citizens, U.S. Ambassador to Uzbekistan George Krol would like to invite you to our official July 4th reception which will be held on Thursday, July 3 on Embassy grounds. American citizens (age 21 and older) resident in Uzbekistan interested in attending the official Fourth of July reception at the U.S. Embassy must present ...
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Worldwide Caution

This message is being sent to inform American citizens about an updated Worldwide Caution issued by the State Department on April 10, 2014.  The full text can be found at http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/alertswarnings/worldwide-caution.html . We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Uzbekistan enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) at  https://step.state.gov/step ...
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Voting in 2014

Your vote counts!  Did you know that many recent U.S. elections have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by military and overseas 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 deadline. ...
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