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  • Peace Corps Response Volunteers in FSM

    Peace Corps Response Volunteers in FSM

    On July 27, eleven new Peace Corps Response (PCR) Volunteers were sworn in by Peace Corps Director Robert Reid at the Western and Central Fisheries Commission in Kolonia.

  • USAID Relief Efforts in Chuuk and Yap.

    USAID Relief Efforts in Chuuk and Yap.

    USAID is providing supplementary food assistance to the families severely affected by the Super Typhoon Maysak in both Chuuk and Yap States. (Click image to read more)

  • Pacific Partnership 2015

    Pacific Partnership 2015

    Capt. James Meyer presents a Pacific Partnership 2015 cover to Acting Secretary of the Department of Education,Wayne Mendiola to mark the donation of two dozen wheelchairs to schools in the FSM.

  • Pacific Partnership 2015

    Pacific Partnership 2015

    Ambassador Rosen and Commodore Meyer visited Governor Elimo to discuss Pacific Partnership 2015 activities in Chuuk. (Click image to read more)

  • COM-FSM Yap’s Computer Center received new furniture and computers using Compact funding.

    Compact funding for technology

    COM-FSM Yap’s Computer Center received new furniture and computers using Compact funding.

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Consular Notices

  • No Visa Appointments on August 19th
    No Visa Appointments on August 19th

    Embassy Kolonia will not be able to offer visa appointments on August 19, 2015.  Visa appointments will resume the following week on August 26.  We regret any inconvenience this may cause.  This closure will not affect passport or emergency services.


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    Consular Systems Techical Difficulties

    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.

    U.S. passport applications accepted overseas or after May 26, 2015 are affected by this delay. If you applied for a U.S. passport overseas during this time frame and have travel plans within the next 10 business days, please consider requesting an emergency passport at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate at which you originally applied.

    Applications for a U.S. visa made after June 8, 2015, are also affected by this delay. Nonimmigrant visa applicants who did not submit their DS-160 online application prior to June 9, 2015, should reschedule their interview appointments. Individuals with urgent travel should keep in touch with the Embassy at 320-2187 for updates. Every effort is being made to issue the visas as soon as the system is operational.

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    Informal Town Hall Meeting on Pohnpei

    Vice Consul William Cook and US Ambassador Doria Rosen cordially invite all US citizens living on or visiting Pohnpei to an Informal Town Hall Meeting at the US Residence in Nanpohnmal on June 5, from 5-7 pm

    The meeting will discuss the Embassy’s emergency message system, plans for the Fourth of July event, and the upcoming Pacific Partnership visit by the US Navy from June 21 to July 6.  It is an opportunity to meet fellow Americans and the Embassy staff.  There will also be an opportunity to ask questions regarding passports, certificates of birth abroad, the U.S. – FSM relationship, and other issues. 

    Dress is island casual.  Light snacks will be served.  Call the Embassy at 320-2187 for directions.

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    Emergency Message: Tropical Cyclone Alert

    The U.S. Embassy in Kolonia alerts U.S. citizens residing or traveling in Pohnpei state that the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) in Hawaii forecasts that Tropical Cyclone (TC) #7W, predicted to pass 2 miles north of Pohnpei in the afternoon of May 10, will cause heavy rain, strong winds, heavy seas, and flooding across the entire region.

    As of 5 a.m. Friday May 8, the tropical depression was located 350 miles southeast of Pohnpei and 200 miles southwest of Kosrae with winds of 40-50 mph.  TC #7 is expected to track slowly northeast and then turn to the northwest, intensifying to typhoon strength as it approaches Pohnpei.  JTWC predicts that the storm will pass on its closest approach, with winds of 75 mph gusting to 90 mph around 4 p.m. on Sunday May 10.  Expect the high winds and rain to last for many hours before and after its closest approach.  Please be aware that there is always a possibility that the storm will change course or intensify.

    We urge U.S. citizens to consult the Joint Typhoon Warning Center website for the latest weather information and tune in to local radio stations for further updates specific to your location.

    If a storm approaches, be sure to locate shelter, monitor media reports, and follow all official instructions. Carry your travel documents at all times (U.S. passport, birth certificate, picture ID's, etc.) or secure them in a safe, waterproof location. You should also contact friends and family in the United States with updates on your whereabouts.

    We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling or residing abroad enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).  STEP enrollment gives you the latest security updates, and makes it easier for U.S. Embassy Kolonia to contact you in an emergency. If you don’t have Internet access, enroll directly at the nearest U.S. Embassy or U.S. Consulate. 

    Monitor the current Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts, and the Worldwide Caution on State Department's website.  Read the Country Specific Information for Micronesia. For additional information, refer to the “Traveler’s Checklist.”

    Contact the U.S. embassy in Micronesia 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 a.m. to 8 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 Kolonia is located at 1286 U.S. Embassy Place (near the movie theater), and is open 8:00AM to 5:00PM, or phone +(691) 320-2187.  If you are a U.S. citizen in need of urgent assistance outside of business hours,the emergency after-hours number for the American Citizens Services (ACS) unit of the U.S. Embassy in Kolonia is
    691-920-2369.

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    Warning: Tropical Storm Noul

    Embassy Kolonia alerts U.S. citizens residing or traveling in Yap state that the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) in Hawaii forecasts that Tropical Cyclone Noul will continue to track slowly westward, intensifying to typhoon strength as it approaches Yap Island.  JTWC predicts that the storm will pass 15 miles north of Yap on its closest approach, with sustained winds of 75 mph gusting to 90 mph, and wave heights of 20 feet, around 6 a.m. on May 6.  Because the storm is moving at only 3 mph, the high winds and rain will last for many hours before and after its closest approach.

    As of 7:00 a.m. local time on May 5, the center of Tropical Storm Noul was located 88 miles east of Yap in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM).

    For further details, see the Joint Typhoon Warning Center's warning map at http://www.usno.navy.mil/JTWC/ and tune in to local radio stations for further updates specific to your location.

    Please be aware that there is always a possibility that any storm will change course or intensify. Heavy rain and strong winds can be expected across the entire region. These can cause flooding and landslides.

    If a storm approaches, be sure to locate shelter, monitor media reports, and follow all official instructions. Carry your travel documents at all times (U.S. passport, birth certificate, picture ID's, etc.) or secure them in a safe, waterproof location. You should also contact friends and family in the United States with updates on your whereabouts.

    For any emergencies involving U.S. citizens, please contact the American Citizens Services (ACS) Unit of the U.S. Embassy in Kolonia, Pohnpei at 691-320-2187 ext 2134.

    U.S. citizens are encouraged to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).  U.S. citizens without internet access may enroll directly at the nearest U.S. Embassy or U.S. Consulate.  By enrolling, U.S. citizens make it easier for the embassy/consulates to contact them in case of emergency.

    Additional information on travel preparedness may be found on http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/go.html.

    Updated information on travel in Micronesia may be obtained from the Department of State by calling 1-888-407-4747 within the United States and Canada, or from overseas, 1-202-501-4444. These numbers are available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).

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