Alert: Ongoing Police Activity in Salt

Location:  Salt, Jordan  Event:  OngoingPolice Activities in Salt Actions to take: The security situation in the city of Salt remains tense. S. citizens are advised to avoid the city of Salt due to continuing police activities. Additional Information: o   The  U.S. Embassy in Amman  is located on Al-Umawiyyeen Street, Abdoun, o   The telephone number is [962] (6) 590-6000, and the fax number is ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Improvements to Safety and Security Information

On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, the Department of State will make changes to our safety and security information to make it easier to find, understand, and use. Travel Advisories will replace Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts.  Every country will have a Travel Advisory, which will provide one of four standard levels of advice.  The Travel ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Continuing Possibility of Demonstrations, Maintain Low Profile

The U.S. Embassy in Amman will close its passport pickup window on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 based on the possibility demonstrations may reduce access to the Embassy. The Embassy will be open for full services on Thursday, December 14.  U.S. citizens should remain aware of the possibility of protests, some of which have the potential ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Possibility of Demonstrations, Temporary Suspension of Routine Public Services

The recent announcement that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and plans to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem may spark protests, some of which have the potential to become violent. The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens of the need for caution and awareness of personal security. Review ...
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Updated Worldwide Caution

The Department of State has updated our 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 Caution dated March 6, 2017.  U.S. citizens are encouraged to review the information in the updated Worldwide Caution at http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/alertswarnings/worldwide-caution.html . For additional ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens – Extension of Old City Jerusalem Restrictions for Consulate General Employees & Family Members

U.S. Embassy Amman wishes to distribute this Security Message from U.S. Consulate General Jerusalem to U.S. citizens in Jordan. United States Consulate General Jerusalem July 31, 2017 Security Message for U.S. Citizens – Extension of Old City Jerusalem Restrictions for Consulate General Employees & Family Members While tensions in and around the Old City have ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Update: Potential Unrest in Southern Jordan Area

July 26, 2017 Due to reported unrest and the potential for criminal activities, the Embassy has placed several areas of southern Jordan off limits for personal and official travel for all US Embassy personnel until August 6, 2017. The areas include the city of al-Jafr, all areas south of the city of al-Jafr along Highway ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Continuing Potential for Violence and Unrest in and Around Old City Jerusalem

U.S. Embassy Amman wishes to distribute this Security Message from U.S. Consulate General Jerusalem to U.S. citizens in Jordan. United States Consulate General Jerusalem July 24, 2017 Due to ongoing tensions and the potential for clashes in and around the Old City, the restriction on U.S. government employees and their family members from entering the ...
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Security message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Al-Jafr Area

July 18, 2017 Subject:Demonstrations in Al-Jafr Area  The U.S. Embassy in Amman informs U.S. citizens that demonstrators temporarily blocked off the Desert Highway (Highway 15) between Ma’an and Wadi Rum by burning a vehicle at Al Jafr bridge near the Dabbat Hanout area the afternoon of July 18.  Small protests took place in Al-Jafr and ...
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Violence Near Al-Sarih, Irbid Governorate

  The U.S. Embassy recommends that U.S. citizens avoid travel to Al-Sarih, Irbid Governorate.  Since May 8, 2017, there have been 11 documented violent incidents in the area, including assaults, arson, and two fatalities.  Due to the increase in violence, the U.S. Embassy has temporarily restricted travel for U.S. government personnel to the Al-Sarih area.  ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protest Planned Near ICRC Today at 5 p.m.

The U.S. Embassy in Amman informs U.S. citizens that a protest and sit-in may take place in front of the Amman headquarters of the International Committee of the Red Cross (near the Lycée Français d’Amman and the Little Academy pre-school in Abdoun) today at 5 p.m. The Embassy advises U.S. citizens to avoid all demonstrations.  ...
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Updated Worldwide Caution

The Department of State has updated our Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world.  This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated September 9, 2016.  U.S. citizens are encouraged to review the information in the updated Worldwide Caution at http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/alertswarnings/worldwide-caution.html . For additional detailed ...
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Make Sure You Are Ready to Vote!

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 ...
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Ongoing Multiple Shooter Attack in Karak

US Embassy Amman  received reports about an ongoing “active shooter” security incident in Karak, Jordan, about 130 km south of Amman.  According to media reports, several gunmen opened fire on local police patrols in and around the area of the Karak Castle tourist site.  We urge individuals to please avoid that area for the time ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Federal Benefits Unit Outreach in Amman

Social Security representatives from U.S. Consulate Jerusalem regional Federal Benefits Unit will visit Embassy Amman to provide in-person services to clients on October, 27, 2016.  If you have any issues related to federal benefits, including Social Security, that require special attention, please schedule an appointment as spots are limited.  To schedule an appointment, please send ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Act now to vote in the Nov. 8 General Election!

30 Day Notice for the U.S. General Election on November 8! If you’d like to vote in the upcoming election, you need to register before your State’s deadline – and many States’ deadlines are fast approaching!  In fact, there are 23 States with registration deadlines before Friday, October 14.  Find your specific deadline by  clicking on your State here . If you haven’t ...
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Worldwide Caution and Jordanian Parliamentary Elections

The Department of State has updated our Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world.  U.S. citizens are encouraged to review the information in the Worldwide Caution at https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/alertswarnings/worldwide-caution.html . In addition, Jordan will hold parliamentary elections on Tuesday, September 20, 2016.  Demonstrations ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Absentee Voting Week is September 26-October 3

Be an Active Voter by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2016 U.S. elections and participating in Absentee Voting Week! In many states, the voter registration deadline for the November 2016 elections is October 10.  For some voters this might mean their paper voter registration and absentee ballot request must reach their local ...
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Invitation to a Talk and Book Signing Event: September 1 @ Bristol Amman Hotel

The American Chamber of Commerce in Jordan With participation of U.S. Ambassador Alice G. Wells Cordially invites you to attend A Talk and Book Signing by the Jordanian Author and Cross -Culture Communications Expert Rana Nijem On her recently launched book “When in the Arab World; an Insider’s Guide to Living and Working with Arab ...
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Make Sure You Are Ready to Vote in the 2016 U.S. Elections

In order to vote in the November 2016 elections, all overseas U.S. citizens need to have completed a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) in 2016.  Whether you are a first-time voter or have received ballots and voted absentee in past elections, you must complete an FPCA each year to participate in elections as an overseas absentee voter. You can get ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Wadi Musa and Petra

The U.S. Embassy has received reports from Jordanian authorities of demonstrations and resulting police activity in Wadi Musa and Petra. The demonstrations on the night of May 27 included rock throwing, burning tires, and temporary road closures. The Jordanian police are taking steps to calm the situation. In response to these incidents, Jordanian security officials ...
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IRS Announces “Overseas Filing for US Taxpayers” Webinar May 25

LB&I International Individual Compliance will present the “Overseas Filing for US Taxpayers” webinar May 25 from 20:00-22:00 local time (1-3 p.m. EDT). To register and attend this webinar, use the Overseas Filing for US Taxpayers webinar link. It is recommended attendees log in 10 minutes prior to the start time. The session will be recorded and made available at a ...
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Invitation to the 4th Annual Seminar of American Taxation for Expats and Businesses

The American Chamber of Commerce in Jordan Cordially invites you to the 4th annual American Taxation for Expats and Businesses On May 24th, 2016 From 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Bristol Hotel Mark your calendars for the 4th Annual Seminar of American Taxation for Expats and Businesses. This seminar will address different tax topics concerning Americans ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution

Amman, Jordan March 7, 2016 Security Message for U.S. Citizens Subject:  Worldwide Caution The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. Current information suggests that ISIL, al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram, al-Shabaab, and other terrorist groups continue to plan ...
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Elevated Security Concerns

Within the last year, Jordanian authorities have notified the U.S. Embassy of several disrupted terrorist plots targeting U.S. citizens and Westerners.  In each case, those responsible have been arrested by Jordanian security services, and investigations are ongoing.  We have no information of any current, specific threats against Americans at this time.  However, the U.S. Embassy ...
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Personal Security Practices Reminder

In the wake of the recent terrorist attacks in France, Egypt, Lebanon, and Mali, and what preliminarily appears to have been an isolated attack at the Jordan International Police Training Center that killed five individuals, including two U.S. citizens, the U.S. Embassy would like to remind U.S. citizens of the continuing need to implement sound ...
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Incident at the Jordan International Police Training Center

We have received reports about a security incident at the Jordan International Police Training Center southeast of Amman.  We urge individuals to please avoid that area for the time being.  Please monitor the news for further developments and maintain security awareness. For further information: See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts, and Country Information for Jordan . • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security ...
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Invitation to the 3rd Annual Seminar of American Taxation for Expats and Businesses

The American Chamber of Commerce in Jordan cordially invites you to the 3rd annual  American Taxation for Expats and Businesses on November 9th, 2015 From 6:00 – 8:00 p.m Bristol Hotel Mark your calendars for the 3rd Annual Seminar of American Taxation for Expats and Businesses. This seminar will address different tax topics concerning Americans living ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Travel to Syrian Border

In light of the changing security situation in the region, the U.S. Embassy clarifies current guidance to U.S. Citizens of potentially dangerous areas along Jordan’s border with Syria and Iraq. All U.S. government personnel on official travel must receive prior permission to visit any area within 10 kilometers from the Jordan-Syria border. For context, the ...
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Additional Security Recommendations for Jerusalem and Old City

This is in addition to the Security Messages issued on October 13 & 15, 2015, the recommended restrictions of which remain in effect except as noted below. The U.S. Consulate has prohibited U.S. government employees and their dependents from using the Jerusalem Light Rail north of the City Hall stop along Jaffa Road. U.S. government ...
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Potential for Violence and Unrest in and Around Jerusalem Old City

The message below originates from U.S. Consulate General Jerusalem but is being sent to U.S. Embassy Amman registrants. Due to heightened security conditions and the potential for violence in the Old City, U.S. government employees are restricted from entering the Old City from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 a.m. through Tuesday, October 13 without prior approval ...
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Possible Unrest in and Around Jerusalem Old City

Recent clashes in East Jerusalem and around the Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif compound amidst calls for a “day of rage” mark an increase in tensions in and around the Old City of Jerusalem. Age restrictions have also been put in place for today’s prayers at the Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif compound which creates the potential for demonstrations ...
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Visa Pages Elimination

Visa pages will no longer be added to U.S. passports after December 31, 2015; instead, 52-page passport books will be issued at no extra cost to U.S. citizens applying from outside the United States. Renew your passport early to make sure you have enough blank pages for visa stamps from other countries. Some require two ...
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Upcoming Summer Events

The U.S. Embassy reminds American citizen residents and visitors in Jordan of the upcoming month of Ramadan, scheduled to begin approximately June 17th and lasting roughly thirty days. Local media and news outlets will provide reports on the specific dates.  Per Jordanian law, eating, drinking (including water), smoking, and chewing gum in public are prohibited, ...
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Lifting Advisory on Malls in Amman

Based on current information available to the U.S. Embassy, the February 25, 2015 message to avoid high-end malls in Amman is no longer in effect. U.S. citizens are advised that extremist groups continue to express interest in attacking malls, restaurants, and other soft targets throughout the region and in Jordan.  Last month, over 20 foreign ...
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Threat Against High-End Malls in Amman

The U.S. Embassy has received information of a potential threat against high-end malls in Amman.  The threat is judged to be credible, although the possible timeframe and type of threat are unknown.  The Government of Jordan has taken steps to increase security at these locations.  U.S. Embassy employees and family members have been instructed to ...
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Reaction to Killing of Jordanian Pilot

In the wake of news reports of the brutal killing of Jordanian pilot Moath al-Kasasbeh at the hands of ISIL, the U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens to expect increased police and security presence throughout Jordan.  Several gatherings, including one to welcome the return of King Abdullah II at Queen Alia International Airport today, are expected.  ...
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Media Reports on Death of Jordanian pilot

Media organizations are reporting the death of the Jordanian pilot held by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).  U.S. citizens should expect an increased police and security presence in cities in Jordan, particularly Amman and Karak.  Spontaneous demonstrations are likely to occur in those cities.  The U.S. Embassy is monitoring these reports ...
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Travel in Golan and Northern Galilee Region Restricted for U.S. Government Personnel; Public Bus Restriction Continues

Because of concerns about security on Israel’s northern borders, U.S. government personnel are currently required to obtain advance approval if they wish to travel within 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers) of the Lebanon border, or travel on or east of Route 98 in the Golan Heights.  Click on this link to view a map of the area. ...
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Demonstration and March on Friday, January 16

The U.S. Embassy has received reports of a planned demonstration and march from al-Husseini Mosque to the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) on January 16, 2015, following Friday prayers. The march is in response to French newspaper cartoons. As a result, U.S. citizens should expect an increased police and security presence at these sites and at ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens

The U.S. Embassy advises that the Jordanian Civil Security Department has announced that due to extremely icy conditions, all roads in Jordan are closed except for those in Aqaba. This evening, there have been 95 accidents reported, including two deaths. U.S. citizens should not attempt to drive until roads thaw. The Embassy advises U.S. citizens ...
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Demonstrations on Thursday and Friday, November 6-7

The U.S. Embassy has received reports of a planned demonstration at the al-Kalouti Mosque in Rabieh, Amman on Thursday, November 6, 2014, following evening prayers.  Additionally, the Embassy has received reports of a demonstration and march from al-Husseini Mosque along King Talal Street to Palm Yard at the Amman Municipality/Jordan Museum on Friday, November 7, ...
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Social Media Threat Against International Schools

A recent anonymous posting on a Jihadist website encouraged attacks against American and other international schools in the Middle East, including western teachers employed at these schools. That message referenced schools in the localities of Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) and Maadi (Egypt) as examples, and these two cities as locations with high concentrations of potential targets.  ...
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Halloween Prohibition and Demonstration on Friday, October 31

The U.S. Embassy has received reports of a large planned demonstration in downtown Amman at the al-Husseini Mosque following noon prayers on October 31, 2014. The demonstration is being staged in response to the recent actions at the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.  U.S. citizens should expect an increased police and security presence in this area. ...
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Update on Vehicular Terrorist Attack, Light Rail Restrictions, and Expected Clashes in Jerusalem

A terrorist attack occurred yesterday near French Hill’s Light Rail Station, killing an infant and injuring several pedestrians. U.S. government personnel are now restricted from using Light Rail stations north of French Hill for the next 30 days.  This restriction will be reviewed after 30 days. Yesterday’s attack led to vocal demonstrations and violent clashes ...
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Possible Clashes or Demonstrations in Jerusalem

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens | Amman, Jordan – Embassy of the United States// // // The U.S. Embassy in Amman distributes this security message from U.S. Consulate General Jerusalem to U.S. citizens in Jordan. There were demonstrations and clashes this week in some parts of East Jerusalem. Additionally, entry restrictions into the Old City ...
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