Message to U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Jakarta – Guidance for Travel to Disaster Affected Regions

Subject: Message to U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Embassy Jakarta – Guidance for travel to disaster affected regions, October 18, 2018 Location:  Indonesia Event:  U.S citizens traveling in Indonesia are advised to exercise increased caution in areas that have recently experienced natural disasters.  Natural disasters, such as the earthquake and tsunami in Central Sulawesi on September 28, ...
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Message to U.S. Citizens: Changes to the Main U.S. Embassy and American Citizen Services Phone Numbers

Changes below to the main U.S. Embassy and American Citizen Services phone numbers.  Our street address and the public entrance for consular services remains the same.  Embassy of the United States of America Jalan Medan Merdeka Selatan, No. 5 Jakarta 10110, Indonesia  The Jakarta Embassy’s phone number for American Citizens Services has changed!  Our new number ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Embassy Jakarta Consular Section Closed for Services October 5 to 9, 2018

From October 5 to 9, Embassy Jakarta’s Consular Section will be closed for routine U.S. citizen services.  For emergencies, U.S. citizens should call the embassy at +62-21-3435-9000, then press “0” to speak to an operator. Further Assistance: U.S. Embassy Jakarta +62-21-3435-9055/9054; after-hours: +62-21-3435-9000 then press 0 JakartaACS@state.gov ; https://id.usembassy.gov/ U.S. Consulate General Surabaya +62-31-297-5300; after-hours: +62-81-133-4183 SurabayaACS@state.gov ; ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting in U.S. Elections

The U.S. General Election will be held on November 6, 2018.  Make your vote count! The Federal Voting Assistance Program provides absentee voting resources at www.FVAP.gov . Complete your ballot carefully, legibly, and as early as possible.  Make sure to return it to local election officials in time to meet your state’s deadline. Overseas voters have ...
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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Consulate General Surabaya, Indonesia

Location: Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following locations in Surabaya: U.S. Consulate General Surabaya; Jalan Citra Raya, No. 2 Disnakertransduk Jatim (East Java Office of Labor and Transmigration); Jalan Dukuk Menanggal, No. 124-126 East Java Governor’s Office; Jalan Pahlawan, No. 110 Event: Members of various labor organizations have scheduled demonstrations ...
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Security Alert : U. S. Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia

Location: Indonesia, Countrywide Event: Crime and traffic accidents tend to increase during the month of Ramadan and the Idul Fitri holiday period. During this time, Police will increase their presence at popular gathering places such as tourist sites, transportation hubs, malls, etc. Recent attacks against churches and police remind us that terrorists may strike with ...
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Security Alert: Ongoing Security Threat

Location: Indonesia, countrywide Event:  Indonesian police operations against terrorists are ongoing.  The U.S. government remains concerned that terrorists are intent on conducting attacks in Surabaya and other areas of Indonesia.  Terrorists may target police stations, places of worship, tourist locations, transportation hubs and other public venues. Actions to Take: Seek secure shelter. Review your personal ...
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Security Alert: Explosions in Surabaya, Indonesia

Security Alert: Explosions in Surabaya, Indonesia (May 13, 2018) Location:  Indonesian police are responding to at least three bomb explosions at the following churches in Surabaya: Gereja Santa Maria (GKSM) Tak Bercela di Ngagel, Gubeng; Gereja Kristin Indonesia (GKI), Jalan Raya Diponegoro; Gereja Pantekosta Pusat Surabaya (GPPS), Jalan Raya Arjuna.  There are reports of casualties.  ...
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VOTING IN 2018 U.S. ELECTIONS

Your vote counts!  Did you know that many U.S. elections for house and senate seats have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters?  All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Embassy and Consulate General Closed for Public Services on February 15 Election Day

The Indonesian government has declared a national holiday on Wednesday, February 15 to give Indonesian citizens the opportunity to vote in gubernatorial and other local elections in many areas of the country.  Therefore, the Consular Sections at the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta and the U.S. Consulate General in Surabaya as well as the Consular Agency ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: 2017 Overseas Voting Registration

Just voted in November? Still traveling or living overseas? You should register and request your absentee ballot to vote again in 2017 to ensure your election office knows where to send your ballot for any upcoming special elections for federal office. Some states are also holding gubernatorial or other statewide elections this year. The Federal Voting Assistance ...
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Go Vote! Drop Off Your Absentee Ballot by October 18th

Don’t wait, return your voted ballot right away! Remember U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling places; same-day in-person voting is not available outside the United States.  The majority of states require voted ballots to reach local election officials by the close of polls on Tuesday, November 8.  U.S. citizens who want to participate in ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Updated Country Specific Information

The U.S. Department of State has updated the Country Specific Information for Indonesia, which may be found at: https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/country/indonesia.html . Please note the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta and the Consulate General in Surabaya will be closed on May 5 and 6 for Indonesian holidays and on May 30 for the Memorial Day holiday. For additional travel ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Avoid Demonstrations and Taking Taxis in Jakarta

This emergency message is being issued to advise all U.S. citizens in Jakarta to avoid taking any taxi service or public transportation, and avoid the demonstration areas until the situation becomes clearer.  The Embassy has received reports that several U.S. citizens have been forced to exit Blue Bird taxis after being confronted by taxi drivers ...
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