Annual American Citizen Town Hall on Wednesday, February 21

Ambassador Alaina B. Teplitz will host a town hall for American citizens on Wednesday, February 21, from 4:00-6:00 pm. All American citizens in Nepal are invited to attend, but please know that advanced registration is required. Register before Wednesday, February 14 by emailing consktm@state.gov with the full name and passport number of every member of your family who ...
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Message to U.S. Citizens: 2018 Updates & Improvements to Safety and Security Information

January 9, 2018 Happy New Year! Everyone here at Embassy Kathmandu wishes you and yours a happy and healthy 2018. Please take a moment to plan for the following changes and opportunities in the year ahead. Improvements to Safety and Security Information On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, the Department of State will make changes to ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Update – Elections in Nepal on December 7

The U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu will be closed on Thursday, December 7, 2017, as Kathmandu, Pokhara, and the Terai region vote in the final phase of provincial and federal elections. Please note that the Nepal Police will prohibit all vehicular traffic in voting areas on election day, likely starting at midnight and continuing through the end ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Provincial and Federal Elections in Nepal on November 26 and December 7

Provincial and federal elections in Nepal are scheduled to occur in two phases on Sunday, November 26 and Thursday, December 7. The hill and mountain districts in the North will vote in Phase 1 on November 26. Kathmandu Valley, Pokhara Valley, and the southern Terai regions will vote in Phase 2 on December 7. Please ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Vehicle Ban and Possible Protests on Election Day, Sunday, May 14

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Vehicle Ban and Possible Protests on Election Day, Sunday, May 14 The Government of Nepal will prohibit almost all vehicles from traveling on roads in Provinces 3, 4, and 6 – an area that includes the Kathmandu valley – during the local elections scheduled for Sunday, May 14, 2017. The ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Notes from Embassy Kathmandu

Greetings from U.S. Embassy Kathmandu. Please take a moment to read through these important updates. Be Mindful During Upcoming Local Elections The upcoming local elections will certainly be historic. Nepalis are keen to exercise their right to elect local representatives for the first time in two decades. The political activity may lead to rallies or ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Venue in Pokhara

The U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu informs U.S. citizens that U.S. government personnel are prohibited from visiting or patronizing the Ozone Restaurant and Bar in Pokhara because of the inadequacy of the venue’s security measures. U.S. Citizens may wish to take this into consideration when choosing venues in Pokhara for dining or entertainment. The U.S. Embassy ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations/Bandhs

The U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu informs U.S. citizens that the CPN-Maoist (Biplav) political party has called for a nationwide strike/ bandh on Saturday, March 11, 2017 in protest of the killing of a Nepali citizen allegedly by Indian SSB personnel at the Nepal-India boarder in Ananda Bazar, Kanchanpur (Far Western Region).  Planned actions include possible ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations/Bandhs

The U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu informs U.S. citizens that the United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) (which, together with other affiliated political groups is known as the Federal Alliance) has called for a nationwide strike/bandh on Friday 10 March 2017.  Planned activities include possible disturbances, demonstrations, and actions that could result in violence or other disruptions ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Ambassador Teplitz to Host American Citizen Town Hall on Friday, March 3

Ambassador Alaina B. Teplitz will host a town hall for American citizens on Friday, March 3 from 4:30-6:00 pm. All American citizens in Nepal are invited to attend, but please know that advanced registration is required to enter. Register before Tuesday, February 28 by emailing consktm@state.gov with the full name and passport number of every member of your ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Happy New Year from Embassy Kathmandu

Happy New Year from Embassy Kathmandu. We wish you and yours the best in 2017. January is the perfect time to think about upcoming opportunities in Kathmandu and important annual tasks, including registering to vote and filing taxes. American Citizen Town Hall Ahead The Embassy is happy to be organizing an American Citizen Town Hall, ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Changes to Individual Taxpayer Identification Number Program

Message for U.S. Citizens: Changes to Individual Taxpayer Identification Number Program The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is implementing significant changes to the Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) program under the PATH Act of 2015 ( https://www.irs.gov/uac/newsroom/path-act-tax-related-provisions ) . The new law means that any ITIN not used on a federal tax return at least once in ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Proposed Passport Execution Fee Increase

The Department of State seeks to recover, as far as possible, the cost of providing consular services around the world through the collection of consular fees.  The Department has proposed raising the passport execution fee from $25 to $35.  The execution fee applies to first-time applicants, children, and those replacing a lost, stolen, or damaged ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Possible Bandh Sunday

The U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu informs U.S. citizens that the Nepal Communist Party-Maoist has called for a bandh (strike) throughout Kathmandu on Sunday, September 25, 2016.  It is not known how effective this bandh will be, but protestors may attempt to increase the effectiveness of the bandh by causing traffic disruptions during early morning hours.  ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Traffic Chowk Blockages Expected

September 23, 2016 The U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu informs U.S. citizens that several traffic chowks in Kathmandu may be blocked on Friday, September 23.  Members of the Nepal Communist Party-Maoist may attempt to block the Kalanki Chowk (Zone 7C) and Gongabu Chowk (Bus Park in Zone 1D) from 10:00am-11:00am.  These two intersections are located on ...
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Protests around the Anniversary of the Nepal Constitution

September 19, 2016 The U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu informs U.S. citizens that there are several protests scheduled to take place throughout Kathmandu from September 19-21 due to the anniversary of the Nepal Constitution.  Planned actions include possible disturbances near Singa Durbar and Ratna Park.  Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations/Bandhs

12 August 2016 The U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu informs U.S. citizens that the All Nepal National Independent Student Union (ANNISU-R) has called for a nationwide educational strike (bandh) on August 15th and 16th.  Planned actions could include disturbances, demonstrations, and actions that could result in violence or other disruptions. Confrontations between protesters and motorists could ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Nationwide Demonstration/Bandh on July 25, 2016

The U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu informs U.S. citizens that the CPN-Maoists have called for a nationwide strike/bandh on July 25, 2016.  Planned actions include possible disturbances at public spaces and government offices across Nepal that could result in violence or other disruptions.  Confrontations between protesters and motorists could occur, especially at major chowks (intersections).  Clashes ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations/Bandhs

8 June 2016 The U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu informs U.S. citizens that the CPN-Maoist political party has called for a nationwide strike/ bandh  on 9 June 2016.  Planned actions include possible disruption at government offices across Nepal, demonstrations, impeding transportation and other actions that could result in violence or other disturbances. Confrontations between protesters and ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration/Strike/Bandh

The Nepal National Transportation Entrepreneurs Federation has called for a citywide strike or bandh in Kathmandu on Thursday 26 May 2016.  Confrontations between protesters and motorists could occur, especially at major chowks (intersections).  Clashes between protestors and police may occur anywhere within the Kathmandu Valley and greater Nepal. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can ...
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