Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Berlin, Germany/U.S. Consulate General Frankfurt, Germany/U.S. Consulate General Dusseldorf, Germany

Location: Various locations throughout Germany Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to: In the area of Pariser Platz and Potsdamer Platz, Mitte neighborhood in Berlin, Germany In the area around the Cologne Central Mosque, central Cologne, and possibly throughout the downtown area in Cologne, Germany Event: The U.S. Embassy and its Consulates are aware ...
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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Frankfurt, Germany

Location: Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to the Wiesbaden City Center. Event: Demonstrations are expected to take place on Sunday, 19 August 2018 beginning at 1:00 pm (13:00). According to media reports, several groups will participate in advance of the upcoming Hessen state elections. Other groups have called for a countermarch. Actions to Take: Avoid the ...
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2018 ACS Outreach Day Leipzig

As a service to U.S. citizens residing in our consular district, we are pleased to announce that the American Citizen Services team from Berlin will hold an “ACS Service Day” on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at the U.S. Consulate General in Leipzig. Customer service will be offered between 9:00 and 12:00. The team will be accepting applications ...
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Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General Frankfurt, Germany (April 7, 2018)

Location: Downtown Muenster, North Rhein-Westphalia Event: Media report multiple casualties resulting from a van attack in downtown Muenster.  Local authorities are asking everyone to avoid the area. Actions to Take: •        Avoid the area. •        Monitor local media for updates. •        Be aware of your surroundings. ...
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Attention: U.S. Consular Section Berlin Closure

Please be advised that, due to construction, the U.S. Consular Section in Berlin, Germany will be closed to the public March 12-23, 2018.  During that time, nonimmigrant visa appointments and routine American citizen services will not be scheduled.  If you need to report the arrest, death, or hospitalization of a U.S. citizen OR if you ...
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January 2018 Government Shutdown Resolved

UPDATE: Congress has passed and the President has signed legislation to fund government operations under a continuing resolution, allowing all normal activities to resume.  * * * At this time, scheduled passport and visa services will continue during the lapse in appropriations as the situation permits. This website will not be regularly updated until full ...
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Improvements to Safety and Security Information

U.S. Embassy Berlin, Germany Improvements to Safety and Security Information January 9, 2018   A Message to U.S. Citizens from Chargé d’Affaires ad interim Kent Logsdon   You spoke and we listened!  Beginning January 10, the State Department is changing the way it communicates with you by making it easier to access clear, timely, and ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution

As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad.  This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated September ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: European Travel Alert

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the heightened risk of terrorist attacks throughout Europe, particularly during the holiday season.  U.S. citizens should exercise caution at holiday festivals and events.  This Travel Alert expires on January 31, 2018. Recent, widely-reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Finland demonstrate that the ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution

As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad.  This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated March ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Potential for Demonstrations and Travel Delays in Hamburg during the G20 Summit

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Hamburg, Germany to possible travel delays and security concerns related to the G20 Summit in Hamburg, on July 7th and 8th, 2017. Hamburg and German federal authorities are preparing for potential protests from both international and local groups due to the event.  These ...
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Consular Outreach Day in Duesseldorf September 26, 2017

The American Citizen Services team from Frankfurt will hold an ACS Outreach Day in Duesseldorf on September 26, 2017 and will be accepting passport applications, applications for reports of birth abroad and providing notarial services. You must register in advance and services will be offered between 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. This Outreach day is ...
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Consular Outreach Day in Duesseldorf March 28, 2017

The American Citizen Services team from Frankfurt will hold an ACS Outreach Day in Duesseldorf on March 28, 2017 and will be accepting passport applications, applications for reports of birth abroad and providing notarial services. You must register in advance and services will be offered between 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. This Outreach day is ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Police Activity at Dusseldorf Central Train Station

U.S. Consulate General Frankfurt, Germany Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Police Activity at Dusseldorf Central Train Station March 10, 2017 Media are reporting that an axe attack occurred at the central train station in Dusseldorf.  There is extensive ongoing police activity in the area. You should avoid the area, maintain a high level of vigilance, take appropriate steps ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution

As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad.  This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated September ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in conjunction with the Munich Security Conference

U.S. Consulate General Munich informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are expected to take place in central Munich on February 17 – 18, 2017 on the margins of the annual Munich Security Conference held this year February 17 – 19, 2017: A demonstration and counter-demonstration regarding Bangladesh are expected to take place at Lenbachplatz on Friday, ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Truck Incident at Berlin Holiday Market

U. S. Embassy Berlin informs U.S. citizens that on December 19 a truck drove into the Christmas Market at Breitscheidplatz.  Police have surrounded the area.  U.S. citizens in Germany are encouraged to avoid the area ofBreitscheidplatz.  We urge U.S. citizens in Berlin to contact family members and loved ones to notify them that you are ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: European Travel Alert

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the heightened risk of terrorist attacks throughout Europe, particularly during the holiday season.  U.S. citizens should exercise caution at holiday festivals, events, and outdoor markets.  This Travel Alert expires on February 20, 2017. Credible information indicates the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or Da’esh), ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution

As part of the State Department’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about relevant events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world.  Current information suggests that terrorist groups continue to plan attacks in ...
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2016-09-14: Consular Outreach Day Stuttgart

The American Citizen Services team from Frankfurt will hold an ACS Outreach Day in Stuttgart and will be accepting passport applications, applications for reports of birth abroad and providing notarial services. Services will be offered between 10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. You must register in advance .
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Security in Europe

The U.S. Embassy in Berlin reminds U.S. citizens that U.S. and European authorities continue to warn of possible terrorist attacks in Europe, citing repeated threats by terror groups.  As we approach the end of 2015, the U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens of our Worldwide Travel Alert that urges travelers to exercise particular caution during the holiday season and ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Travel Alert

The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to possible risks of travel due to increased terrorist threats.  Current information suggests that ISIL (aka Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions.  These attacks may employ a wide variety of tactics, using conventional and non-conventional weapons and targeting both ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Continued Security Awareness

In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13, the U.S. Embassy in Berlin reminds U.S. citizens in Germany to review the Worldwide Caution , which provides information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world, including Europe. Recent terrorist attacks, whether by those affiliated ...
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Possible Border Crossing Disruption

This message is to inform United States citizens residing in or traveling to Germany that the ongoing refugee situation in the region may cause disruptions at some border crossings and on land transportation networks.  Official checkpoints may be set up on normally open border crossings with other countries, borders may be temporarily closed, or road ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: G7 Summit Demonstrations

The G7 Summit will be held from June 7-8, 2015, and demonstrations are expected in the area of Schloss Elmau, a resort facility in the Bavarian Alps between Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Mittenwald, Germany.  The summit is an annual meeting of heads of state and government from the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Japan, Canada, ...
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2015 Global Entry Enrollment Events in April

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announces Global Entry enrollment events in Germany in April, 2015. The Global Entry program allows expedited immigration and customs clearance into the United States for pre-approved, low-risk travelers. Special enrollment events will be held April 13-17 at Munich Airport and April 20-24 at Frankfurt Airport. Those who wish to participate ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Notice of Demonstrations and General Security for U.S. Citizens in Germany

The U.S. Embassy in Berlin and the Consulates General in Frankfurt and Munich inform U.S. citizens in Germany of upcoming demonstrations in several German cities.  We take this opportunity to urge all U.S. citizens to be aware of the increased threat level in the region and to take appropriate personal security precautions. On Monday, January ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protest in Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen US Consulate Frankfurt

The U.S. Consulate in Frankfurt informs U.S. citizens of protests announced to take place on October 11, 2014 in Duesseldorf. Local police are expecting between 13-15,000 protestors for the event, which will start at approximately noon (12:00pm) in the Duesseldorf neighborhood of Oberkassel and end at the state parliament (Landtag) building. These protests are being ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Notice Frankfurt

On October 6, 2014, there was an unexpected demonstration in front of the U.S. Consulate in Frankfurt on Giessener Strasse. Local police contacts indicate that there will be another demonstration today, October 7, 2014, from approximately 10:00-11:00 am with approximately 300 anticipated participants. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into ...
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Security Message: July 25th Demonstration March and Protests in Berlin

U.S. Embassy Berlin informs U.S. citizens that several protests and a demonstration march are expected to take place in Berlin on Friday, July 25th, between 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.  Approximately 2,000 demonstrators are expected, although previous demonstrations have had a much larger attendance.  The route of the pro-Palestinian demonstration march entitled “Al Quds Day” ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Notice Munich

U.S. Consulate General Munich informs U.S. citizens that a demonstration is scheduled to take place in Munich at Orleansplatz on Saturday, July 26 starting at 1400 and concluding at Orleansplatz at 2030. The demonstration route is as follows:  Orleansplatz – Rosenheimer Platz – Rosenheimer Strasse – Gasteig – Innere Wiener Strasse – Steinstrasse – Preysingstrasse – ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Notice Frankfurt

The U.S. Consulate General in Frankfurt is aware of demonstrations being planned in various German cities in coming days to protest Israeli actions in Gaza.  While German authorities expect these demonstrations to be peaceful, similar demonstrations elsewhere in Europe have turned violent.  We recommend that U.S. citizens pay attention to local news sources and avoid ...
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Security Message: April 26th Demonstration March in Berlin

U.S. Embassy Berlin informs U.S. citizens that a demonstration march led by the extreme right-wing NPD (Nationaldemokratische Partei Deutschlands) against the “Kreuzberg situation” is expected to take place in Berlin on Saturday, April 26, between 12:00 noon and midnight.  Approximately 100 demonstrators are expected, along with numerous counter-protestors. Although the exact route has not yet ...
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Security Message: Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Establishment of a Restricted Zone in Hamburg

U.S. Embassy Berlin informs U.S. citizens that as a result of violent protests in December, the Hamburg police have established a 24/7 restricted zone covering a large area of the city of Hamburg, including the city’s nightlife area. The restricted zone (“Gefahrengebiet”) gives police officers extra authority to stop, search, and ban people from the ...
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