Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 11, 2019)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 11, 2019)

Protest activity continues in Port-au-Prince and other areas of Haiti. The families of Embassy employees are sheltering in place, and movements remain restricted until further notice. The children of U.S. employees will not be transported to school on February 12. Embassy personnel are prohibited from traveling in their personal vehicles. All Embassy staff movements must be approved by the security office in advance.

The Consular Section remains open for emergency American Citizen Services (ACS) only. If you have an appointment from Tuesday, February 12 to Friday, February 15 for a routine U.S. citizen service, please reschedule your appointment online.

All immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments for February 11 to 15 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;

·         Monitor local news reports;

·         Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people;

·         Share your contact information and travel plans with family or friends, and keep in touch with them regularly;

·         Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and

·         If you encounter a roadblock, turn around and get to a safe area.


·        U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Tabarre 41, Route de Tabarre

Emergencies: +509-2229-8000

Non-emergency inquiries:


·        Contact the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs

1-888-407-4747 toll-free from the United States and Canada

1-202-501-4444from other countries

·        Haiti Country Information

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