Security Message for U.S. Citizens

March 7, 2017 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 ...
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Bushfire Season

The Australian bush fire season runs from October to May.  Every year bush fires ravage large areas of land, causing property damage and loss of life.  State and territory emergency services in Australia provide up-to-date information on bush fires and advice on precautionary measures that can help minimize fire-related risks.  U.S. citizens visiting or living ...
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Worldwide Caution – August 2015

The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution to provide information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. Recent terrorist attacks, whether by those affiliated with terrorist entities, copycats, or individual perpetrators, serve as a reminder that U.S. citizens need to maintain a high ...
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Security Message: Recent Counter-Terrorism Operation in Australia

The Mission of the United States of America in Australia reminds U.S. citizens that the Australian National Terrorism Public Alert level, set by the Government of Australia, remains HIGH.  Australian National Security has stated that a terrorist attack is likely to occur in Australia. Australian law enforcement agencies have announced an arrest in Melbourne.  Authorities ...
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Emergency Message: Severe Tropical Cyclone Marcia

The U.S. Consulate General in Sydney advises U.S. citizens that Cyclone Marcia, a Category 5 storm, is expected to make landfall on the central Queensland coast today, February 20.  The Australian Government has warned that this storm poses an extremely serious threat to life and property, particularly in the areas between St. Lawrence and Hervey ...
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IRS Guidance: 2015 Tax Filing Season

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has provided the following guidance for U.S. citizens abroad preparing for the 2015 tax filing season.  This IRS guidance is posted under Federal Benefits and Obligations on travel.state.gov . Who Must File? All U.S. citizens and resident aliens must file a U.S. individual income tax return, even if they permanently live outside the United States ...
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Worldwide Caution – January 2015

The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution to provide information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. Recent terrorist attacks, whether by those affiliated with terrorist entities, copycats, or individual perpetrators, serve as a reminder that U.S. citizens need to maintain a high ...
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