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    Department of State's Worldwide Caution

    07/29/2015: The Department of State has issued this Worldwide Caution to update information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. 

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    Upcoming Albanian Municipal Elections

    6/18/2015: The U.S. Embassy in Tirana informs U.S. citizens in Albania of the potential for demonstrations relating to the June 21 municipal elections.  Read More Security Messages »

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    Overseas Passport and Visa Systems Issues

    6/16/2015: The Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs is currently experiencing technical problems with our overseas passport and visa systems. This issue is not specific to any particular country, citizenship document, or visa category. We apologize for the inconvenience and are working urgently to correct the problem and restore full operability.  More Routine Messages »

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    Summer Season Safety

    5/28/2015: As we enter the summer season, the U.S. Embassy in Tirana reminds U.S. citizens to be mindful that crime tends to spike during this time of the year in many parts of the world.  More Routine Messages »

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    Democratic Party Protest

    3/11/2015: The Albanian Democratic Party (DP) is organizing a protest on Thursday, March 12th at 11:00 am. The protestors are expected to gather in front of the Albanian Parliament building (located near the intersection of Elbasan Road and the Lana River). They will likely proceed to Skanderbeg Square and march along Deshmoret e Kombit Blvd. towards Mother Teresa Square.  More security messages »

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    Recent Explosions in Albania

    2/11/2015: Earlier this week, properties linked to Government of Albania officials and family members were targeted in attacks using small explosive devices. While no injuries were reported, these attacks are similar to previous attacks that targeted individuals involved in contentious business or personal disputes, some of which resulted in serious injuries and deaths.  Read More Security Messages »

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    Recent Flooding in Albania

    2/3/2015: Heavy rains have increased water flows in several rivers in mid and southern Albania, resulting in extensive flooding in the regions of Elbasan, Fier, Vlore, Berat and Gjirokaster. 

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    Potential Implications for Travel Because of Ebola in Parts of West Africa

    2/2/2015: The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to screening procedures, travel restrictions, and reduced aviation transportation options in response to the outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. 

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    Federal Beneficiaries: Important Notice for Chase Debit Card Users

    12/4/2014: The CHASE debit card program will be discontinued effective of 12/12/2014, and no payments will be credited to any CHASE card after this date. The cards will still be active and users will be able to withdraw or charge money until further notice. 

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    IRS Reminds Those with Foreign Assets of U.S. Tax Obligations

    4/11/2014: The Internal Revenue Service reminds U.S. citizens and resident aliens, including those with dual citizenship who have lived or worked abroad during all or part of 2013, that they may have a U.S. tax liability and a filing requirement in 2014.  Read more tax information »

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    Delivery of Passports via Private Courier

    3/29/2013: As of April 2, 2013, if your passport application is approved, you will have two options to receive your new passport.  Read More Passport News »

  • U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcements (ICE)
    ICE Notice to US citizens: Your Actions Abroad May Have Serious Consequences

    10/18/2012: Millions of American citizens travel abroad on a regular basis. While the vast majority of them are law abiding, some commit crimes against minors in foreign countries. “Our message is clear to all U.S. citizens: We take these crimes seriously,” said Peter Vincent, director of Homeland Security Investigations' Office of International Affairs. 

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