Message for U.S. Citizens – Consular Newsletter

U.S. Embassy Lusaka, Zambia
Message for U.S. Citizens
February 10, 2014

Consular Newsletter

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: receiving cellphone text messages from the U.S. Embassy, available U.S. government small grant programs, fraud warnings, and the U.S. Ambassador-Designate to Zambia. We hope this information is useful, and we welcome any suggestions to make future issues more useful and relevant. All questions and comments can be sent to

You can stay in touch and get updates by checking the U.S. Embassy in Zambia website. You can also get global updates at the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs website where you can find the current Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information for ZambiaFollow us on Twitter and Facebook at the Bureau of Consular Affairs page or download our free Smart Traveler App for iPhone and Android to have travel information at your fingertips. If you do not have Internet access, you can obtain current information about safety and security by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States or, for callers from other countries, a regular toll line 1-202-501-4444. Respondents are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except federal holidays).

If you are going to live in or travel to Zambia, please take the time to tell us about your trip by enrolling in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). If you enroll, we can keep you up to date with important safety and security announcements. It will also help your friends and family get in touch with you in an emergency. You should remember to keep all of your information in STEP up to date. It is important during enrollment or updating of information to include your current phone number and current email address where you can be reached in case of an emergency.

The U.S. Embassy in Lusaka is located on Ibex Hill Road, Lusaka. The Consular Section can be contacted at 0211-357-000 or via email at For assistance after hours or in an emergency, you can contact us at 0211-357-000 or 0966-877-805.