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The U.S. Embassy in Micronesia is offering emergency appointments only for passport and citizenship services that require an in-person appearance. Please be aware that emergency appointment availability is extremely limited.
The US Embassy in Kolonia is also pleased to announce newly dedicated hours for routine American Citizen Services (passport renewals, notarial services, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad, etc.) on Thursday afternoons from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. No appointment is necessary during this time. American citizens may still come to the embassy during normal business hours for emergency service or contact us after-hours on the duty phone listed below. If you have any questions about the fee increase or change in hours, feel free to contact us at: email@example.com.
We encourage American citizens to routinely monitor the current Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts, and the Worldwide Caution on State Department’s website, review the Country Specific Information for Micronesia.
U.S. citizens is our top priority. We urge you to sign up with the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).
The American Citizen Services Section does not handle visa inquires that U.S. citizens may have regarding non-U.S. citizen relatives or friends.
International parental child abduction is the removal or retention of a child outside their country of habitual residence in breach of another parent or guardian’s custody rights.
One of the highest priorities of the Department of State and U.S. embassies and consulates abroad is to provide assistance to U.S. citizens incarcerated abroad. The Department of State is committed to ensuring fair and humane treatment for U.S. citizens imprisoned overseas. We stand ready to assist incarcerated citizens and their families within the limits of our authority in accordance with international, domestic, and foreign law. More informaton available at Travel.State.gov.
When an U.S. citizen dies abroad, the Bureau of Consular Affairs assists the family and friends. The Bureau of Consular Affairs attempts to locate and inform the next-of-kin of the U.S. citizen’s death. The Bureau of Consular Affairs provides information on how to make arrangements for local burial or return of the remains to the United States. The disposition of remains is subject to U.S. and local (foreign) law, U.S. and foreign customs requirements, and the foreign country facilities, which are often vastly different from those in the United States.
When a U.S. citizen is the victim of a crime overseas, he or she may suffer from physical, emotional or financial injuries. It can be more difficult because the victim may be in unfamiliar surroundings, and may not know the local language or customs.
Information regarding emergency financial assistance for U.S. citizens abroad is available at:
Consular Affairs (CA) is the public face of the Department of State for millions of people around the world. We provide many services, and the most common are listed below.
If you reside in Federated States of Micronesia and have questions regarding services provided by the Social Security Administration (SSA), you must contact the SSA Federal Benefits Unit (FBU) located in Philippines. For more information on their services and how to contact them, please visit their webpage at: PhilippinesFBU.
For comprehensive information on SSA’s services abroad, please visit SSA’s webpage Service Around the World.
If you are already receiving SSA benefits payments, there will be no change in the method of distribution of those payments.
U.S. citizens residing outside the United States can apply for a new or replacement social security card using Form SS-5-FS “Social Security Administration Application for A Social Security Card” (PDF 125KB).
Service members, Veterans, and their beneficiaries can apply for benefits services on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) website at www.va.gov. The Federal Benefits Unit (FBU) can also be of assistance if Veterans and beneficiaries have questions about benefits and services.
If you are a U.S. citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident (green card holder), you are responsible for filing U.S. federal income tax returns while abroad. You will find useful information on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) website, such as Frequently Asked Questions about taxes or how to apply for an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN). If you are a U.S. government employee working overseas, you cannot claim the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion. For additional information, visit the IRS website.
U.S. embassies and consulates overseas assist the Selective Service System with its registration program abroad.
Now all U.S. citizens can receive their blank ballots electronically. Depending on the state in which you are eligible to vote, you may get your ballot by email, fax, or internet download. To start, go to www.FVAP.gov to complete a new Federal Post Card Application (FPCA), print and sign the form then return it to your local election office in the United States. We recommend overseas U.S. citizens get in the habit of completing FPCAs each January. You should include your email address on the form so it’s easier for your election officials to reach you if there is a problem. If your state delivers ballots electronically by fax only, be sure to include your fax number. If you request electronic delivery and include your email address or fax number, you’ll receive your blank ballot 45 days before general and mid-term elections and generally 30 days before special, primary, and run-off elections for federal offices.
The Department of State assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the entities or individuals whose names appear on the following lists. Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by the Department or the U.S. government. Names are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance. The information on the list is provided directly by the local service providers; the Department is not in a position to vouch for such information.Legal Assistance Medical Assistance Commercial Air Charters American Liaison Network & Citizen Liaison Volunteers
Lawyers Serving the Federated States of Micronesia
Public Hospitals serving Federated States of Micronesia
Most people fly to/from the Federated States of Micronesia via a commercial flight on United Micronesia.
The American Citizen Services unit is in the process of building our American Liaison Network of Citizen Liaison Volunteers (CLV) to ensure that we are able to communicate as effectively as possible with U.S. citizens in the event of an emergency. We are looking for volunteers to serve as CLVs in various Federated States. If you or someone you know may be interested, or you just want to learn more – let us know!
The Federated States of Micronesia is NOT a party to the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (Hague Adoption Convention) . Therefore, when the Hague Adoption Convention entered into force for the United States on April 1, 2008, intercountry adoption processing for the FSM did not change.
Although the Compact of Free Association between the FSM and the United States permits FSM citizens to travel to and live in the United States without a U.S. visa, this provision is NOT applicable to adopted children. Prospective adoptive parents of FSM-citizen children must go through the appropriate FSM national adoption procedures as well as relevant U.S. immigration procedures related to adopted foreign orphans. Adopted FSM-citizen children who enter the United States without a visa will later have difficulties adjusting their U.S. immigration status and, eventually, acquiring U.S. citizenship.
A child born outside the United States to a U.S. citizen parent or parents may be eligible for U.S. citizenship if the parent(s) meets the requirements for transmitting U.S. citizenship under the Immigration and Nationality Act. U.S. citizens eligible to transmit citizenship are required to file for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA).
U.S. embassy and consulate personnel cannot perform marriages in foreign countries. Depending on the law of the foreign country, local civil or religious officials generally perform marriages. Marriages performed overseas are considered valid in the country where they take place if they are entered into in accordance with local law. Recognition of the validity of marriages performed abroad depends on the laws of the place in which the marriage is to be recognized.
Please call: 691-320-2187 ext.2134
Outside of Office Hours, contact: 691-920-2369
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