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, tentatively scheduled for Friday, March 3, 2017. More details to come, but mark your calendars now and let us know at consktm@state.gov if there are topics you’d like covered by Embassy officials during the event.

Got What It Takes To Be A Diplomat?

The Embassy will host the Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT) on Friday, February 3, 2017, at 9:00 am. Visit the Pearson VUE FSOT website to learn more, http://www.pearsonvue.com/fsot. Sign up for the test no later than Wednesday, January 25, 2017. If you have any questions, please contact Beth Findley at findleyba@state.gov.

AMA Is Hiring A General Manager

The American Mission Association (AMA) is looking for a dynamic General Manager to oversee its operations, including the Phora Durbar Recreation Center. The General Manager is responsible for overseeing the organization’s operations, finances, planning, regulatory compliance, and communications, and acts as the AMA’s staff representative to the U.S. Mission in Nepal. The General Manager supervises a staff of 80 and reports directly to the AMA Board of Governors. For the full job announcement or more information, email info.ama@phoradurbar.us. Application deadline is Friday, February 3, 2017.

It’s Never Too Early To Register To Vote!

If you use the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) to register to vote, you need to send a new Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) each and every year. Re-register early every year to avoid delays. If you register to vote directly through your state election authority, you may or may not need to re-register every year. Learn more at http://www.fvap.gov.

It’s Never Too Early To Get Started On Your Taxes!

U.S. citizens and resident aliens living outside the United States are subject to U.S. income tax on worldwide income. However, international taxpayers may qualify for certain foreign earned income exclusions and/or foreign income tax credits. U.S. citizens and resident aliens who live outside of the United States are allowed an automatic two-month extension until June 15 to file a return and pay any tax due. For additional information, please refer to Publication 54, Tax Guide for U.S. Citizens and Resident Aliens Abroad. Find more great resources for international taxpayers, at https://www.irs.gov/individuals/international-taxpayers/international-taxpayer.

From The Consular Section

Routine American Citizen consular services are offered by appointment on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons. For needs outside of that schedule, email consktm@state.gov or dial (+977)(1)423-4000 during working hours. If you are a U.S. citizen in need of urgent assistance outside of business hours, the Embassy’s emergency after-hours numbers are (+977)(1)400-7266 and (+977)(1)400-7269.