Security Message for U.S. Citizens: CONFECH Demonstrations

This Message is to alert U.S. citizens residing and traveling in Santiago that members of the Confederation of Students of Chile (CONFECH) will hold an authorized demonstration on Thursday, June 9, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in downtown Santiago.  Media reports indicate that CONFECH is planning to march from Plaza Bustamante via Avenida Alameda, ...
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Routine Messages for U.S. Citizens: New Mail-In Adult Passport Renewal Service

On June 1, 2016, the U.S. Embassy will launch an adult passport renewalmail-in program. You can mail in your passport application if you can answer YES to ALL the following questions: Your U.S. passport was issued within the last 15 years. You were at least 16 years old at the time your most recent U.S. ...
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Security Messages for U.S. Citizens: CUT Protests

This message is to alert U.S. citizens residing and traveling in and around Santiago that a Central Workers Union (CUT) protest is planned for Tuesday, May 31.  The protest is currently not authorized. The march is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. at Plaza Italia in downtown Santiago. Demonstrations are expected in other major cities ...
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Security Messages for U.S. Citizens: Protests in Valparaiso on May 21

This message is to alert U.S. citizens residing and traveling in and around Valparaiso/Vina del Mar that protests are planned for Saturday, May 21.  The protests are currently scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Plaza Civica/Sotomayor and at the Congress during the President’s address. Demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and ...
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Routine Messages for U.S. Citizens: Flag Raising Ceremony at the U.S. Embassy

To celebrate the 240th birthday of the United States of America, the U.S. Embassy invites all U.S. citizens in Chile to a Flag Raising Ceremony that will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 15 at the Embassy. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. All guests must RSVP by June 13th to  embassyflagraising@state.gov . Our event flyer with ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Continued Protests in and out Chiloe

The U.S. Embassy in Santiago advises U.S. citizens not to travel to Chiloe in the Lakes Region of Chile until the situation is normalized.  Since May 2, protests by local fishermen have made travel in and around Chiloe very difficult.  Entry to, and exit from, the island of Chiloe has been blocked. The situation in ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Fishermen Protests in and around Chiloe

This message is to alert U.S. citizens residing and traveling in and around Chiloe in the Lakes Region that protests by local fishermen have made travel in the area difficult, including cutting off the island of Chiloe.  As the Embassy cannot confirm when the protests will end or when tourists will be able to depart ...
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Elimination of Federal Benefits Inquiries via Telephone

The U.S. Embassy American Citizen Services Unit wishes to inform all U.S. Citizens and beneficiaries of the Social Security Administration, Veterans Affairs, and Office of Personnel Management that beginning on May 16 any Federal Benefits inquiries must be done through email ( santiagofbu@state.gov ) or an in-person appointment at the Embassy.  All appointments must be scheduled ...
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Routine Messages for U.S. Citizens: Elimination of Federal Benefits Inquiries via Telephone

Elimination of Federal Benefits Inquiries via Telephone The U.S. Embassy American Citizen Services Unit wishes to inform all U.S. Citizens and beneficiaries of the Social Security Administration, Veterans Affairs, and Office of Personnel Management that beginning on May 16 any Federal Benefits inquiries must be done through email ( santiagofbu@state.gov ) or an in-person appointment at ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Day of Young Combatant

The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens traveling and residing in Chile that potentially violent disturbances are probable in Santiago and possibly Valparaiso in connection with the anniversary of the Day of the Young Combatant (Día del Joven Combatiente) on Tuesday, March 29.  This day commemorates the deaths of the brothers Rafael and Eduardo Vergara Toledo ...
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Routine Messages for U.S. Citizens: Day of Young Combatant

The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens traveling and residing in Chile that potentially violent disturbances are probable in Santiago and possibly Valparaiso in connection with the anniversary of the Day of the Young Combatant (Día del Joven Combatiente) on Tuesday, March 29.  This day commemorates the deaths of the brothers Rafael and Eduardo Vergara Toledo ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Easter Island Dengue Alert

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens traveling to and residing in Chile that the Chilean Ministry of Health declared a Dengue Alert for Easter Island (Isla de Pascua) on February 12, 2016.  There are now four confirmed cases of locally transmitted dengue. While the Aedes egypti mosquito which carries dengue is not present in continental Chile, this ...
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Routine Messages for U.S. Citizens: Easter Island Dengue Alert

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens traveling to and residing in Chile that the Chilean Ministry of Health declared a Dengue Alert for Easter Island (Isla de Pascua) on February 12, 2016.  There are now four confirmed cases of locally transmitted dengue. While the Aedes egypti mosquito which carries dengue is not present in continental Chile, this ...
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Voting in 2016 U.S. Elections

Your vote counts!  Did you know that many U.S. elections for house 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 as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot receipt ...
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