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US Embassy Cairo: No Visa Services Sept 13, 2012

US Embassy Cairo will provide no visa services on September 13, 2012. All appointments have been canceled. American Citizen Services (ACS) will also be closed September 13, 2012. Emergency services will be available only for US citizens. US citizens with life or death emergency should call the US Embassy Cairo at 2797-3300 to reach the Duty Officer.For further information on visa services and security at the US Embassy Cairo, please check the US Embassy Cairo website.

US Embassy Cairo reminds US citizens to review their personal security plans and remain alert to their surroundings at all times in Egypt. For the latest security information, US citizens traveling abroad should regularly monitor the Department of State’s website Worldwide Caution, Country Specific Information for Egypt, Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts, including the current Travel Alert for Egypt. You can also follow the Bureau of Consular Affairs on Twitter and Facebook, and you can download the State Department free Smart Traveler App from iTunes, or the Android version, for travel information.

Up-to-date security information can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll free in the US and Canada, or for callers outside of the US or Canada, on a regular toll-line at 1-202-501-4444. These numbers are available from 8:00am to 8:00pm Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except US federal holidays).

US citizens should maintain valid travel documents and enroll with the Department of State or US Embassy Cairo through the State Department Smart Traveler Enrollment Program website. Enrollment allows you to remain updated on important safety and security announcements and can also help your family and friends get in touch with you in case of emergency. US citizens without Internet access may enroll directly with the nearest US Embassy or Consulate.

For further information, US citizens may call the US Embassy Cairo ACS Unit at 2797-2301 during business hours, Sunday through Thursday, from 8:00am to 4:30pm. Also, please refer to the US Embassy Cairo ACS Facebook page. For emergencies after business hours and on weekends and holidays, US citizens can contact the Embassy Duty Officer via the US Embassy Cairo switchboard at 2797-3300. The US Embassy Cairo is located at 5 Tawfik Diab Street (formerly known as Latin America Street), Garden City, Cairo.

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