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Global Technical Issues with Passport and Visa Systems

The Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs is currently experiencing technical problems with our overseas passport and visa systems.  This issue is not specific to any particular country, citizenship document, or visa category. We apologize for the inconvenience and are working urgently to correct the problem and restore full operability. Passport applications accepted overseas ...
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Emergency Message to U.S. Citizens – Cyclone Ashobaa

Based on information from the United States Joint Typhoon Warning Center in Hawaii , U.S. Embassy Muscat advises U.S. citizens that Cyclone Ashobaa is heading towards Oman.  Landfall in Oman is on or about Thursday, June 11, 2015, about 4:00 p.m. local time, and the storm is expected to come closest to Muscat on Friday, June 12. We advise U.S. citizens residing in ...
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The Holy Month of Ramadan 2015

The Islamic month of Ramadan is expected to begin this year on or about Friday, June 19, 2015. Ramadan is a month of fasting and spiritual discipline for Muslims all over the world.  It is a time of personal purification and renewal.  Muslims are required to abstain totally from food, drink, tobacco, and sensual pleasures ...
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Statement by the President on Murders of Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, Deah Shaddy Barakat, and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Yesterday, the FBI opened an inquiry into the brutal and outrageous murders of Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, Deah Shaddy Barakat, and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. In addition to the ongoing investigation by local authorities, the FBI is taking steps to determine whether federal laws were violated. No one in the United States ...
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Government of Oman Provides Critical Assistance to Safe Departure of U.S. Embassy Sana’a Personnel

Muscat – The White House and the United States Department of State expressed gratitude and admiration to the Government of Oman yesterday for its role in securing the temporary relocation of American diplomats departing the U.S. Embassy in Sana’a, Yemen. Under the leadership of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, the Omani government ensured a ...
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