Message for U.S. Citizens: Temporary Suspension of Public Non-Emergency Consular Services at U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem (May 9-15, 2018)

This a joint message from the U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem and the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv.   In preparation for the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem on Monday, May 14, 2018, the Consular Section of the U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem (located at 14 David Flusser Street) is temporarily suspending all ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Passport Fee Increase effective April 2, 2018

Important notice:  Effective April 2, 2018, the passport execution fee will increase from $25 to $35 for U.S. passport applicants using the DS-11 form, including first-time applicants over age 16, children under age 16, and applicants who reapply after reporting their previous passport lost or stolen.  Accordingly, the total passport fee for such applicants will ...
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U. S. Consulate General Closed on March 9, 2018, for the Jerusalem Marathon

The City of Jerusalem is hosting “Jerusalem Marathon 2018” on Friday, March 9, 2018.  Due to the road closures associated with this event, the Consulate General will be closed to the public for routine consular services.  Those U.S. citizens needing emergency passport services on March 9 should contact the American Citizen Services Unit of U.S. ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Updated Travel Restrictions for Consulate General Employees & Family Members

December 27, 2017 The U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem advises U.S. citizens in, or considering travel to, Jerusalem, the West Bank or Gaza to maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness in light of the current environment.  Individuals and groups opposed to U.S. policies may target U.S. ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

The U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem advises U.S. citizens in, or considering travel to, Jerusalem, the West Bank or Gaza to maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness in light of the current environment. Individuals and groups opposed to the recent announcement that the U.S. government recognizes ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: With widespread calls for demonstrations

Security Message for U.S. Citizens December 5, 2017 With widespread calls for demonstrations beginning December 6 in Jerusalem and the West Bank, U.S. government employees and their family members are not permitted until further notice to conduct personal travel in Jerusalem’s Old City and in the West Bank, to include Bethlehem and Jericho. Official travel ...
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Extension of Old City Jerusalem Restrictions for Consulate General Employees & Family Members

United States Consulate General Jerusalem July 31, 2017 Security Message for U.S. Citizens – Extension of Old City Jerusalem Restrictions for Consulate General Employees & Family Members While tensions in and around the Old City have decreased in the past several days, due to the continued potential for unrest, the restriction on U.S. government employees ...
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Continuing Potential for Violence and Unrest in and Around Old City Jerusalem

United States Consulate General Jerusalem July 24, 2017 Security Message for U.S. Citizens – Continuing Potential for Violence and Unrest in and Around Old City Jerusalem Due to ongoing tensions and the potential for clashes in and around the Old City, the restriction on U.S. government employees and their family members from entering the Old ...
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Demonstrations in Amman and Unrest on Desert Highway

United States Consulate General Jerusalem July 21, 2017 Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Amman and Unrest on Desert Highway   This is a retransmission of a U.S. Embassy Amman Security Message for U.S. Citizens sent out the evening of July 20, 2017.   U.S. Embassy Amman received reports of planned demonstrations following noon ...
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Travel Restrictions for Bethlehem

April 28, 2017 The U.S. Consulate General is restricting the use of the Rachel’s Tomb/300 checkpoint for personal travel between Jerusalem to Bethlehem for all U.S. citizen employees and their family members until Monday, May 1, 2017. This travel restriction also includes the areas surrounding the Jacir Palace and Paradise hotels. We encourage private U.S. ...
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Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza TRAVEL WARNING

1.   The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all travel to the Gaza Strip and urges those present to depart.  The security situation remains complex in Israel and the West Bank and can change quickly depending on the political environment, recent events, and particular geographic location.  U.S. citizens should exercise caution and remain aware ...
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Worldwide Caution March 6, 2017

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 ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens – U.S. Consulate General Jerusalem

Beginning the evening of September 27, Israeli Security Forces have deployed roadblocks with additional security checks in and around Jerusalem following an alert.  Expect traffic delays and congestion.  Please exercise caution. The U.S. Consulate General reminds U.S. citizens to avoid areas where there is a heavy police presence, as this is often an indicator of ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens – Update to Jerusalem Old City Advisory

A recent uptick in stabbing attacks in and around the Old City of Jerusalem has led the U.S. Consulate General to recommend that all U.S. government employees and their family members avoid the Damascus, Herod’s, and Lions gates and the surrounding vicinity.  This restriction may be lifted at the end of October based on the ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Travel to the Golan Heights

Due to multiple mortar rounds launched from Syria and landing in the northern Golan Heights in recent days, we urge U.S. citizens to carefully consider and possibly defer travel to that area until the situation stabilizes.  The United States Embassy in Tel Aviv continues to closely monitor the security situation and advises U.S. citizens to ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens – Updated Travel Warning for Israel, the West Bank and Gaza

The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all travel to the Gaza Strip and urges those present to depart as soon as possible when border crossings are open.  The security situation remains complex in Israel and the West Bank, and can change quickly depending on the political environment, recent events, and geographic location.  U.S. ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

The Consulate General advises U.S. citizens that Jerusalem’s annual March for Pride and Tolerance will take place in the evening of July 21st. The event will commence at Liberty Bell Park in central Jerusalem at about 5:00 p.m. Participants will march to Independence Park at about 6:30 p.m. Up to 5,000 people are expected to ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: July 4th Voting Message

Celebrate democracy this 4th of July by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2016 U.S. elections! In order to vote in the November 2016 elections, all overseas U.S. citizens need to have completed a  Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)  in 2016.  Whether you are a first-time voter or have already received ballots and voted absentee in past elections, ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Jerusalem and Naksa Days & Ramadan

Sunday, June 5, 2016, will mark the commemoration of two separate events: Jerusalem Day and Naksa Day. Jerusalem Day is a Government of Israel celebration of Israel’s conquest of Jerusalem during the 1967 War. The day is marked by ceremonies, and large gatherings, and a march through Jerusalem. In previous years, clashes have erupted between ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Closure Notice

We would like to advise U.S. citizens that Consulate General Jerusalem will be closed on Friday, March 18 because of the Jerusalem Marathon and on Friday, March 25 for the Good Friday holiday.  U.S. citizens needing emergency assistance with a consular issue should call 054-666-0673 For further information: Enroll in the  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program   (STEP)  to receive security ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Maintain Heightened Personal Situational Awareness

During the last few months, and in particular over the past several days, there have been a number of attacks in Israel, Jerusalem, and the West Bank that have resulted in injury and death to multiple individuals, including to U.S. citizens.  Given these recent events and the continuing dynamic security environment in these areas, the ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens – Defer Travel to Bethlehem and surrounding communities

The U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem advises U.S. citizens to defer travel to Bethlehem and surrounding communities until further notice due to ongoing clashes between Israeli security forces and Palestinian residents, and security incidents in and around Bethlehem. The Consulate General recommends U.S. citizens review the Department of State’s Travel Warning for Israel, the West ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens – Potential for Violence and Unrest in and Around Jerusalem Old City

Due to heightened security conditions and the potential for violence in the Old City, U.S. government employees are restricted from entering the Old City from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 a.m. through Tuesday, October 13 without prior approval from the U.S. Consulate. U.S. government employees are permitted to be in the Old City outside these hours. ...
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Delays in Overseas U.S. Passport Processing

Due to a systems issue affecting global passport operations, there is currently a delay in the printing of U.S. passports that were approved at overseas passport facilities. Applications accepted at U.S. Embassies or Consulates on or after May 26, 2015 are affected by this delay. If you applied for a U.S. passport during this time ...
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Possible Demonstrations on May 30, 2015

The Consulate General received reports of a planned demonstration on Saturday, May 30 at 7:00 p.m. starting from Zion Square and moving through Menashe Ben Israel Street to Israel Defense Force Park.­­­ We remind you that even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and possibly escalate into violence. We advise you to be ...
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U.S. Consulate General Jerusalem

The U.S. Consulate advises U.S. citizens to exercise caution near the Knesset due to a possible demonstration on Monday afternoon and evening. The Consulate reminds U.S. Citizens that protests can turn violent. Citizens should follow police instructions and avoid areas of heavy police presence‎. We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in ...
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Retransmission of the Worldwide Caution released by the Department of State on October 10, 2014

PDF available here.  (PDF – 157KB) United States Consulate General Jerusalem October 21, 2014 This is a re-transmission of the Worldwide Caution released by the Department of State on October 10, 2014. The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution to provide information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests ...
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Re-transmission of the Worldwide Caution released by the Department of State on (October 10, 2014)

The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution to provide information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. U.S. citizens are reminded to maintain a high level of vigilance and to take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness. This replaces the Worldwide Caution ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Continued Rockets; Move of Personnel out of Be’er Sheva

Due to ongoing hostilities and the continuing rocket attacks throughout Israel, U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv has relocated Embassy personnel assigned to Be’er Sheva north to Herzliya.  The Embassy and its annexes continue to operate at minimal staffing.  The Consular Section will continue to provide only emergency services.  Embassy personnel are not permitted to travel south ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Update on On-Going Clashes in Jerusalem

The Consulate General continues to closely monitor the security situation in Jerusalem. Israel National Police continues to have a heavy police presence in many of the areas experiencing clashes and is continuing to restrict vehicular traffic to these neighborhoods. Continued clashes this evening are possible in many of the locations that saw clashes today, including Shu’fat, ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Old City and Shufat Neighborhood Off-Limits for Official US Personnel Today

There were demonstrations and clashes overnight in several East Jerusalem neighborhoods and the Consulate General has put both the Shufat neighborhood and the Old City off-limits today for official U.S. personnel and their families. Israeli National Police continues to restrict vehicular traffic along numerous roads that lead to some of the East Jerusalem neighborhoods that ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Jerusalem Demonstrations and Light Rail

Demonstrations and police activities are ongoing in various parts of Jerusalem today, including the Shuafat, Beit Hanina, and Wadi Joz neighborhoods.  The Jerusalem light rail system is currently limiting its service and there is no service north of French Hill. The Consulate General is monitoring the situation closely. These events underscore the importance of situational ...
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World Wide Caution for U.S. Citizens April 11, 2014

The Department of State has issued this Worldwide Caution to update information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. U.S. citizens are reminded to maintain a high level of vigilance and to take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness. This replaces the Worldwide Caution ...
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2014 Messages to U.S. Citizens

The U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem advises U.S. citizens that “Land Day” will be commemorated on Sunday, March 29, in Jerusalem, the West Bank, and Israel. Demonstrations and heightened tensions may continue on Monday, March 30, and through the next week. U.S. citizens are advised to exercise an extra measure of caution. The U.S. Consulate ...
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