Message for U.S. Citizens: Mandatory Registration of Foreigners in Burundi – Additional Details (March 3, 2016)

Thursday, March 3, 2016 The U.S. Embassy in Burundi is aware of a new policy requiring all foreign residents in Burundi to register their presence in the country at the main office of the Police de l’Air, des Frontières et des Étrangers (PAFE) in Bujumbura. This mandatory registration requirement applies to persons who are not ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Mandatory Registration of Foreigners in Burundi (February 29, 2016)

Monday, February 29, 2016 The U.S. Embassy in Burundi is aware of an announced government census of all foreigners living or staying in Burundi. Starting on March 1, 2016, persons who are not citizens of Burundi will have until April 30, 2016 to register their presence in the country at the main office of the ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Ongoing Protests (February 13, 2016)

February 13, 2016 The U.S. Embassy in Burundi has received information of pro-government protests in downtown Bujumbura (about two miles from the Embassy) occurring today, Saturday, February 13, 2016. Considering recent violence in Bujumbura, we recommend U.S. citizens avoid large gatherings of people, maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to enhance ... Read More»

Emergency Message: Evacuation Plans

The U.S. Department of State wishes to inform U.S. citizens interested in departing Burundi that we are planning charter evacuation flights for Sunday, May 17, from Bujumbura, Burundi, to Kigali, Rwanda. Those wanting to travel should plan to arrive at Bujumbura International Airport no later than 10:00 a.m. Sunday morning. After that time we cannot ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Bujumbura, Burundi Emergency Message Evacuation Plans (May 16, 2015)

May 16, 2015 The U.S. Department of State issued a Travel Warning on 14 May to announce the ordered departure of U.S. government family members and non-emergency staff, and recommends U.S. citizens currently in Burundi depart as soon as it is feasible because of the deteriorating security situation. U.S. citizens interested in departing Burundi are invited to ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Town Hall Meeting May 11, 2015 – Rescheduled To Begin at 14:00 (May 10, 2015)

May 10, 2015 | U.S. Embassy Bujumbura, Burundi U.S. citizens, their spouses, and children over the age of 16, are invited to a Town Hall Meeting for the U.S. citizen community in Burundi, on Monday, May 11, 2015. The meeting, originally scheduled to begin at 13:00 p.m., will now commence at 14:00 p.m. We will ... Read More»

Protests in Bujumbura on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 (April 14, 2015)

April 14, 2015 United States Embassy Bujumbura, Burundi Security Message for U.S. Citizens Opposition parties and dissenting members of the ruling CNDD-FDD party have announced that they intend to stage a protest in Bujumbura against the proposed 3rd term candidacy of President Nkurunziza on April 15, 2015.  U.S. citizens should avoid these protests. Although recent ... Read More»

Change to Burundian Visa Application Process (April 1, 2015)

April 1, 2015 United States Embassy Bujumbura, Burundi Message for U.S. Citizens  The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens residing in Burundi that visitors to Burundi are no longer able to obtain a Burundian visa upon arrival at port of entry.  Visas must be obtained prior to travel from a Burundian diplomatic mission overseas.  Travelers arriving ... Read More»

Absentee Voting Week is September 29-October 6 (September 26, 2014)

September 26, 2014 Be an Active Voter by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2014 U.S. elections and participating in Absentee Voting Week! In many states, the voter registration deadline for the November 2014 elections is October 6. For some voters this might mean their paper voter registration and absentee ballot request must ... Read More»
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