Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 07, 2019)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 7, 2019)

Protest activity continues in Port-au-Prince and other areas of Haiti.  Out of an abundance of caution, the embassy has instructed its employees to remain at their residences between 5:00pm February 7 and 7:00am February 8. The embassy will open two hours late on February 8. The children of U.S. employees will not attend school on February 8.

The Consular Section remains open for emergency American Citizen Services (ACS) only.  For routine U.S. citizen services, please reschedule your appointment online.

All immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments for February 8 have been cancelled and will be rescheduled.  To reschedule your visa appointment, please call 509-2812-2929 (Haiti) or 1-703-544-7842 (U.S.), or email

Actions to take:

  • Review your personal security plan;
  • Stock up on supplies such as food, water and fuel;
  • Monitor local news reports;
  • Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people;
  • Share your contact information and travel plans with family, friends or others;
  • Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and
  • If you encounter a roadblock, turn around and get to a safe area.