Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 23, 2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 23, 2018)


  • Port-au-Prince, Haiti


  • The Consular Section remains open for emergency American Citizen Services (ACS).  For Monday, November 26, we will attend to ACS customers who have an already-scheduled passport, Consular Report of Birth Abroad, or notary service.  To reschedule an ACS appointment, visit our website at (top right hand corner: Make an Appointment).
  • For Monday, November 26, Consular has cancelled all immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments. To reschedule an immigrant or nonimmigrant visa appointment, please call 509-2812-2929 (Haiti) or 1-703-544-7842 (U.S.), or email
  • American employees may only make essential movements around Port-au-Prince.  Employees are prohibited from traveling within Haiti beyond a 5-mile radius of the Embassy without prior Chief of Mission approval.

Actions to Take:

  • Do not attempt to drive through barricades or protests.
  • Avoid large gatherings of people.
  • Contact your family to keep them informed of your welfare and whereabouts.