Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations Near St. Jean Bosco Church (Sent September 28, 2017 at 11:50 AM)

The United States Embassy has received reports of demonstrators gathering near St. Jean Bosco Church downtown.  These demonstrators are expected to move towards Petion-ville.  U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the area. U.S. citizens are reminded to always use caution when traveling, and to avoid roadblocks and demonstrations.  Please keep in mind that demonstrations, even peaceful ones, can escalate quickly and even turn violent.  The Embassy urges all U.S. citizens to remain vigilant, be aware of their surroundings, and avoid large crowds as much as possible.  Should you find yourself among or near protesters, depart the area immediately.

To apply for a U.S. passport, Consular Report of Birth Abroad, or notarial service, visit our website at and make an appointment at  U.S. citizens with an emergency matter may appear without an appointment at the United States Embassy in Port-au-Prince, located at Tabarre 41, Boulevard du 15 Octobre, Tabarre.  For after-hour emergencies involving U.S. citizens in Haiti, please call 509-2229-8000 and ask for the duty officer.

 For nonimmigrant or immigrant visa appointments, or for any visa-related questions, please call 509-2812-2929 (Haiti), 1-703-544-7842 (U.S.-based number), visit, or email

Information on hurricanes and storm preparedness may be found on our “Hurricane Season-Know Before You Go” webpage, and on the “Natural Disasters” page of the Bureau of Consular Affairs website.  Updated information on travel in the Haiti may be obtained from the Department of State by calling 1-888-407-4747 within the United States and Canada, or from overseas, 1-202-501-4444.  These numbers are available from 8:00 am to 8:00 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).

We strongly recommend that all U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Haiti enroll in the Department of State’s secure online Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).  STEP enrollment gives you the latest security updates and makes it easier for the nearest U.S. Embassy to contact you in an emergencyIf your contact information has changed or you are no longer in Haiti, please update your STEP account as the Embassy cannot do it for you. 


Travelers are advised to regularly monitor the travel information page of the State Department’s website where you can find the current travel warnings for Haiti, travel alerts, and the Worldwide Caution. Read the Country Specific Information for Haiti. For additional information, refer to “Travelers Checklist” on the State Department’s website.


Visit the U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince website, or contact the Embassy for up-to-date information on travel restrictions.  You can also call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free from within the United States and Canada, or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries.  These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).  Follow the Bureau of Consular Affairs on Twitter and Facebook.  For all emergencies involving U.S. citizens, contact the American Citizen Services unit of the U.S. Embassy’s consular section, located at Tabarre 41, Boulevard du 15 Octobre, Tabarre, Port-au-Prince, Haiti; telephone (dialing from the United States) 011-509-2229-8000;