Message for U.S. Citizens – Don’t Let the Elections Pass You By

If you plan to vote in the U.S. general election on November 3, 2020, it is important to ACT NOW!  Don’t wait; return your voted ballot right away!  Remember that U.S. embassies and consulates general are not polling places; same-day, in-person voting is not available outside the United States, but you can get assistance in returning your absentee …

Read More»

Health Alert- Changes to Entry into Saudi Arabia

Message for U.S. Citizens – September 17, 2020 Location: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Event:  The Government of Saudi Arabia announced changes effective September 15 that allow holders of current residence permits (iqamas) with a valid entry/exit visa as well as holders of a valid business or visit visa to enter (including exit and re-enter) Saudi Arabia. The …

Read More»

Health Alert: Opening of online appointment system for American citizen services

Message for U.S. Citizens – September 14, 2020 Location: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Event:  Beginning the week of September 20, the U.S. Mission to Saudi Arabia will reopen the online appointment system for routine passport and consular report of birth abroad services as well as notarial services on the Mission  website .  In March, in an effort to …

Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Mail your Ballot for the 2020 Election

  Mail your Ballot for the 2020 Election The U.S. general election is on November 3.  While absentee ballots can be mailed to the United States, many states also accept online registration and votes via email.  To learn more about state-specific overseas voting guidelines, registration deadlines, and election dates, please visit  FVAP.gov . If you are mailing your ballot …

Read More»

Health Alert: September Repatriation Flights

Health Alert Message for U.S. Citizens – August 31, 2020 Location: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Event: Saudia Airlines has announced repatriation flights in September to Washington, DC’s Dulles International Airport (IAD). On September 5 and 12 there are flights from Riyadh and on September 6 and 13 from Jeddah. These are one-way flights with no …

Read More»

Health Alert: Authorized Departure Ends for U.S. Mission Personnel

Health Alert Message for U.S. Citizens – August 25, 2020  Location: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Event:  On August 24, 2020, the Department of State terminated Authorized Departure status of non-emergency U.S. personnel and family members from the U.S. Mission to Saudi Arabia, which is comprised of the Embassy in Riyadh and the Consulates General in Jeddah and Dhahran.  …

Read More»

Health Alert: Changes to August Repatriation Flights

Health Alert Message for U.S. Citizens – August 22, 2020  Location: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Event:  Saudia Airlines has announced changes to repatriation flights in August. On August 29 there is aflight from Riyadh to Washington, DC (IAD) and on August 23, 25, and 30 flights from Jeddah to Washington, DC (IAD).  There are no longer flights scheduled …

Read More»

Health Alert: Additional Repatriation Flights in August

Health Alert Message for U.S. Citizens – August 13, 2020 Location: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Event:  Saudia Airlines has announced repatriation flights in August to New York’s JFK airport. On August 18 and 25 there are flights from Riyadh to New York and on August 20 and August 27 from Jeddah to New York. These are one-way flights …

Read More»

Health Alert: Updated Global Travel Advisory

Health Alert: Updated Global Travel Advisory Message for U.S. Citizens – August 7, 2020 Location: Saudi Arabia Event: In coordination with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s removal of their Global COVID-19 Pandemic Notice (Avoid Non-Essential Travel), the Department of State has removed its Global Level 4 Travel Advisory (Do Not Travel). A …

Read More»

Health Alert: Additional August Flights from Jeddah and Riyadh

Health Alert Message for U.S. Citizens – July 30, 2020 Location: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Event: In addition to August 2, 8 and 9 flights, Saudia Airlines has announced flights from Riyadh to Washington-Dulles International airport (IAD) on August 15, 22, and 29 and from Jeddah to Washington-Dulles airport (IAD) on August 16, 23, and …

Read More»

Health Alert: Repatriation Flights August 8 and 9

Health Alert Message for U.S. Citizens – July 29, 2020 Location: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Event:  Saudia Airlines has announced flights from Riyadh to Washington-Dulles International airport (IAD) on August 8 and from Jeddah to Washington-Dulles airport (IAD) on August 9. These are one-way flights with no possibility of return to the Kingdom at this time; there …

Read More»

Requesting Your Ballot for the 2020 Election

Request your absentee ballot for the 2020 General Election by August 1. Your vote counts!  Did you know that many U.S. elections for the House and Senate 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 …

Read More»

Health Alert: Upcoming Eid Holiday Closures and Update on American Citizen Services

Message for U.S. Citizens – July 19, 2020    Location: Saudi Arabia   Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Riyadh and the U.S. Consulates General in Dhahran and Jeddah will be closed from Sunday, August 2, through Thursday, August 6, for the Eid-al-Adha holidays, resuming operations on Sunday, August 9.   For emergencies requiring immediate assistance, please contact appropriate local Saudi authorities.  First …

Read More»

Health Alert: Additional July Repatriation Flights from Jeddah and Riyadh

Health Alert Message for U.S. Citizens – July 7, 2020  Location: Saudi Arabia Event:  The U.S. Mission to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has arranged with Saudi authorities and Saudia Airlines to offer limited commercial flights from the Kingdom to the United States during the period that regular commercial service is suspended to help contain the COVID-19 virus.    Saudia Airlines has announced additional flights to the United States from Riyadh and …

Read More»

Security Alert: Authorized Departure for U.S. Mission Personnel

Security Alert – U.S. Mission Saudi Arabia, June 27, 2020 Location: Riyadh Event:   On June 26, 2020, the Department of State authorized the voluntary departure of non-emergency U.S. personnel and family members from the U.S. Mission to Saudi Arabia, which is comprised of the Embassy in Riyadh and the Consulates General in Jeddah and Dhahran, due to the COVID-19 …

Read More»

Health Alert: Repatriation Flight from Dammam, July 3

Health Alert: Repatriation Flight from Dammam, July 3  Message for U.S. Citizens – June 25, 2020    Location: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia  Event:  The Mission continues to work with Saudi authorities to facilitate repatriation flights to the United States during the period in which international air travel is suspended due to COVID-19.  Saudia Airlines has announced a flight from Dammam to Washington-Dulles …

Read More»

Health Alert: Repatriation Flights from Dammam, Riyadh and Jeddah July 1-4

Health Alert Message for U.S. Citizens – June 24, 2020 Location: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Event: Saudi Arabia continues to experience sustained community spread of the COVID-19 virus. As of June 23, there were 157,612 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Kingdom. This growing caseload impacts the ability of Saudi Arabia’s medical system to provide …

Read More»

Security Alert: Reports of Missile or Drone Attack on Riyadh

Security Alert – U.S. Mission Saudi Arabia, June 23, 2020 Location: Riyadh Event: There are media reports of a possible missile or drone that struck a building in Riyadh. At this time, there are no reports of casualties. The Mission urges American citizens to review immediately precautions they should take in the event of an …

Read More»

Health Alert: Cancellation of Curfew

Health Alert Message for U.S. Citizens – June 21, 2020 Location: Saudi Arabia Event:  The Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has announced the lifting of all curfew restrictions in the country, including in Mecca, effective immediately. Social distancing and the wearing of masks continue to be required in public places at all times and gatherings of …

Read More»

Announcing Repatriation Flights From Yemen

Health Alert: Announcing Repatriation Flights From Yemen Message for U.S. Citizens – June 19, 2020   Location: Yemen and Saudi Arabia   Event:  The Department of State has arranged with Yemeni and Saudi authorities to offer limited repatriation flights from Yemen through Saudi Arabia to the United States during the period that regular commercial service is suspended to help contain the COVID-19 virus.      On June …

Read More»

Health Alert: Repatriation Flights from Riyadh and Jeddah, June 19-29

Health Alert: Repatriation Flights from Riyadh and Jeddah, June 19-29 Message for U.S. Citizens – June 9, 2020 Location: Saudi Arabia Event:  The U.S. Mission to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has arranged with Saudi authorities and Saudia Airlines to offer limited commercial flights from the Kingdom to the United States during the period that regular commercial service is suspended to help contain the COVID-19 virus. Saudia Airlines has announced additional flights …

Read More»

Health Alert: Update on COVID-19

Health Alert: Update on COVID-19   Message for U.S. Citizens – June 7, 2020   Location: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Event:  Saudi Arabia continues to experience sustained community spread of the COVID-19 virus.  As of June 6, there were 98,869 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Kingdom.  This growing caseload impacts the ability of Saudi Arabia’s medical system to provide care for COVID-19 patients and persons with other medical conditions and there have been some reports of difficulties accessing care.  The Mission …

Read More»

Health Alert: Upcoming Repatriation Flights for June 6-13

Health Alert: Upcoming Repatriation Flights for June 6-13 Message for U.S. Citizens – May 31, 2020 Location: Saudi Arabia Event:  The U.S. Mission to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has arranged with Saudi authorities and Saudia Airlines to offer limited commercial flights from the Kingdom to the United States during the period that regular commercial service is suspended to help contain the COVID-19 virus. Saudia Airlines has announced additional flights to …

Read More»

Health Alert: May 28 Change to Curfew Hours

Message for U.S. Citizens – May 27, 2020   Location: Saudi Arabia  Event:  The Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has announced new curfew restrictions that will take effect on Thursday, May 28. From Thursday, May 28, through Saturday, May 30, movement will be permitted throughout the Kingdom between 6 AM and 3 PM, with the exception of Mecca where movement remains prohibited. Travel between different regions …

Read More»

Health Alert: Repatriation Flights May 16-24

Health Alert Message for U.S. Citizens – May 13, 2020  Location: Saudi Arabia Event:  The U.S. Mission to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has arranged with Saudi authorities and Saudia Airlines to offer limited commercial flights from the Kingdom to the United States during the period that regular commercial service is suspended to help contain the COVID-19 virus.    Saudia Airlines has announced additional flights to the United States from Riyadh and …

Read More»

Health Alert: Announcing Additional Repatriation Flights

Health Alert Message for U.S. Citizens – May 2, 2020  Location: Saudi Arabia Event:  The U.S. Mission to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has arranged with Saudi authorities and Saudia Airlines to offer limited commercial flights from the Kingdom to the United States during the period that regular commercial service is suspended to help contain the COVID-19 virus.    Saudia Airlines has announced additional flights to the United States from Riyadh, Jeddah, …

Read More»

Health Alert: Announcing Riyadh Repatriation Flight, May 8

Message for U.S. Citizens – April 28, 2020  Location: Saudi Arabia Event:  Lufthansa German Airlines has announced a flight on Friday, May 8 at 1:55 am from Riyadh’s King Khalid International Airport (RUH) to Frankfurt, Germany (FRA).  Lufthansa will operate the flight only if there is sufficient demand, and American citizen travelers will not be admitted to Germany …

Read More»

Health Alert: April 26 Change to Curfew Hours

Health Alert – Update on Ramadan Curfew Hours Message for U.S. Citizens – April 26, 2020 Location: Saudi Arabia Event:  The government of Saudi Arabia has announced a relaxation of curfew restrictions during Ramadan.  From April 26 until May 13, generalized movement will be permitted from 9 AM to 5 PM and limited commercial and …

Read More»

Health Alert: Announcing Jeddah Repatriation Flight, April 26th

Message for U.S. Citizens – April 25, 2020 Location: Saudi Arabia Event: The U.S. Mission to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has arranged with Saudi authorities and Saudia  Airlines to offer limited commercial flights from the Kingdom to the United States during the period that regular commercial service is suspended to help contain the COVID-19 virus. Saudia  Airlines has announced a flight tomorrow, April 26, from Jeddah’s …

Read More»

Health Alert – Ramadan Curfew Hours

Message for U.S. Citizens – April 22, 2020  Location: Saudi Arabia Event:  To combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced a change to curfew hours.  The 24-hour curfew remains in effect for Riyadh, Jeddah, Dhahran and other select cities, but residents may travel between the hours of 9 a.m. …

Read More»

Health Alert: Updated Contact Procedures for U.S. Mission to Saudi Arabia

Message for U.S. Citizens – April 16, 2020 Location: Saudi Arabia Event: Given current curfew restrictions in Riyadh, Jeddah, and Dhahran, the Embassy and the Consulates General are teleworking extensively and staffing, in some cases, is reduced. The U.S. Mission’s consular sections remain available to accept urgent phone calls involving the life and safety of …

Read More»

Health Alert: Update to Saudia Contact Information

Message for U.S. Citizens – April 13, 2020 Location: Saudi Arabia Event:  Saudia Airlines has provided updated contact information for persons interested in booking its flights from Jeddah and Riyadh to the United States this week (see the  April 12 Health Alert  for detailed information about these flights): the Saudia call center can be reached by phone at 014 847 9748 and …

Read More»

Health Alert: Curfew Changes and American Citizen Services

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, April 7, 2020  Location:  Nationwide   Event:    To combat the spread of COVID-19, the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced a 24-hour a day curfew in all parts of Riyadh, Tabuk, Dammam, Dhahran, Hafouf, Jeddah, Taif, Qatif and Al-Khobar. This is in addition to previously announced nationwide curfews . Very limited exceptions involving life …

Read More»

Health Alert: Announcing Riyadh Repatriation Flight, April 10

Message for U.S. Citizens – April 7, 2020 Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Event:   The U.S. Mission to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has arranged with Saudi authorities and Saudia Airlines to offer limited commercial flights from the Kingdom to the United States during the period that regular commercial service is suspended to help contain …

Read More»

Health Alert: Announcing Jeddah Repatriation Flight, April 8th

Message for U.S. Citizens – April 5, 2020 Location: Saudi Arabia Event:   The U.S. Mission is pleased to announce that it has arranged with Saudi authorities a commercial repatriation flight from Jeddah to Washington-Dulles International Airport, on Wednesday, April 8, 2020.  The Saudia Airlines flight will depart from Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED) …

Read More»

Health Alert: Announcing Dammam Repatriation Flight, April 6th

Message for U.S. Citizens – April 2, 2020 Location: Saudi Arabia Event:   The U.S. Mission is pleased to announce that it has arranged with Saudi authorities for a commercial repatriation flight from Dammam, in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province, to Washington-Dulles International Airport, on Monday, April 6, 2020.  The Saudia Airlines flight will depart from …

Read More»

Health Alert: Riyadh Repatriation Flight, April 3rd

Message for U.S. Citizens – March 31, 2020 Location: Saudi Arabia Event:   The U.S. Mission to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has arranged with Saudi authorities and Saudia Airlines to offer limited commercial flights from the Kingdom to the United States during the period that regular commercial service is suspended to help contain the COVID-19 …

Read More»

Alert: Additional Curfew and Travel Restrictions within Saudi Arabia

Alert – U.S. Embassy Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, March 25, 2020 Location:  Nationwide Event:    To combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has  announced  the following updated restrictions: 1. Travel between regions of the country is prohibited; 2. Travel into or out of the cities of Riyadh, Mecca, and Medina is prohibited; 3. …

Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Mission Saudi Arabia

Health Alert – U.S. Mission Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, March 23, 2020 Location:  Nationwide Event:  To combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has announced that a 7 PM to 6 AM curfew will be in effect for 21 days beginning this evening, March 23, with very limited exceptions involving life …

Read More»

Presidential Proclamation — Travel From Europe

Frequently Asked Questions from American Citizens regarding March 11 and March 14 Presidential Proclamations 1.      Q: I am a U.S. citizen in Europe. Do the March 11 and March 14 Presidential Proclamations prevent me from returning to the United States? A: No. The restrictions do not apply to U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents. For the most …

Read More»

Global Level 3 Health Advisory – Reconsider Travel

Office of the Spokesperson The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to reconsider travel abroad due to the global impact of COVID-19.  Many areas throughout the world are now experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks and taking action that may limit traveler mobility, including quarantines and border restrictions.  Even countries, jurisdictions, or areas where cases have not been …

Read More»

Publication of Final Rule Changing the Passport Execution Fee

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC January 31, 2018 The Department of State published a  Final Rule  on January 31, 2018, that increases the passport execution fee. The passport execution fee will be $35 starting on April 2, 2018. This rule increased the fee $10 from the previous $25 fee. Individuals who apply for a …

Read More»

Foreign Service Officer Test Announcement

Interested in joining the U.S. Department of State as a Foreign Service Officer? The U.S. Consulate General in Dhahran will be hosting the Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT) on January 27, 2018.  Test Registration is now open and closes  on January 24, 2018. Eligibility Requirements: All applicants must be U.S. citizens on the date they submit …

Read More»
Show More ∨