Message for U.S. Citizens – Consular Newsletter

United States Embassy Lusaka, Zambia Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Newsletter April 16, 2014

Every quarter the U.S. Embassy Consular Section publishes a newsletter on consular-related matters. All issues of our newsletter, the Consular Communicator, can be found on our embassy website. This quarter’s newsletter has information on the following topics: the U.S. Embassy’s economic section, absentee voting, federal tax extensions and more. We hope this information is useful, and we welcome any suggestions to make future issues more helpful and relevant. All questions and comments can be sent to ACSLusaka@state.gov.

We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Zambia enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) at www.Travel.State.Gov. STEP enrollment gives you the latest security updates, and makes it easier for the U.S. embassy to contact you in an emergency. If you don’t have Internet access, enroll directly with the nearest U.S. embassy.

Regularly monitor the State Department’s website, where you can find current Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and the Worldwide Caution. Read the Country Specific Information for Zambia. For additional information, refer to the “Traveler’s Checklist” on the State Department’s website.

Contact the U.S. Embassy for up-to-date information on travel restrictions. You can also call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202- 501-4444 from other countries. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays). Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to have travel information at your fingertips.

The U.S. Embassy in Lusaka is located on Ibex Hill and is open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and on Fridays from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. The Consular Section can be contacted at 0211-357-000 or via email at ACSLusaka@state.gov. If you are a U.S. citizen in need of urgent assistance, the emergency number for the U.S. Embassy is +260 (0) 966-877-805.