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State Department Issues Worldwide Warning. Following the foiled Iran-supported bombing plot, the AP (10/12, Lee) reports, "The State Department is warning Americans around the world of the potential for terrorist attacks against US interests following the exposure of an alleged Iranian plot to assassinate Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States. In a new worldwide travel alert issued late Tuesday, the department said the foiled scheme could be a sign that Iran has adopted a 'more aggressive focus' on terrorist activity. It said Iranian-sponsored attacks could include strikes in the United States, where the alleged plot against the Saudi envoy was supposed to have taken place, as well as other countries."


The Department of State has issued an updated Worldwide Caution. U.S. Embassy Kolonia encourages all travelers to take a moment to familiarize themselves with its content.

Media Release: U.S. Launches New J-1 Visa Exchange Website

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) advises that U.S. citizens and resident aliens living outside the United States can use IRS Free File to prepare and file their federal tax returns electronically.


For the most up to date information regarding the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan, as well as information regarding the situation of the nuclear plant in Fukishima Prefecture please go to


U.S. Embassy Kolonia has recently received an increase of notifications of email and mail financial scams. We would like to remind everyone to be extremely wary of any message requesting money. Please see the Department of State’s webpage on fraud for more information on how to protect yourself from these scams.