Did you know that some U.S. House and Senate elections are decided by a tiny number of votes – sometimes by fewer than the number of absentee ballots cast?  Absentee ballots matter!  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 deadline.  Research your state’s absentee voter registration and voting process or use the simple steps on the Federal Voting Assistance Program’s (FVAP) website,  If you have any questions about registering to vote overseas, please contact Embassy Kathmandu’s Voting Assistance Officer at

See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts, and Nepal Country Specific Information.

We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens living or traveling in Nepal enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.

The U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu is located on Maharajgunj and is open 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday, excepting U.S. and Nepali holidays.  During working hours the telephone number for the Embassy is +977(1) 423-4000.  If you are a U.S. citizen in need of urgent assistance, outside of business hours, the emergency after-hours number for the U.S. Embassy/Consulate are +(977)(1) 400-7266 and +(977)(1) 400-7269.