December 18, 2009 Limited Consular Services in Santa Cruz until Further Notice

WARDEN MESSAGE U.S. EMBASSY LA PAZ, BOLIVIA December 18, 2009
This warden message is being issued to notify U.S. citizens that due to the absence of the consular agent in Santa Cruz from December 19, 2009, until further notice, the consular agency will be offering only limited consular services. Persons who must apply for passports or consular reports of birth abroad, or seek notarial services during this time may come to the consular agency on Fridays by appointment only. To request an appointment please call (591-3) 351-3480 or by e-mail to USCit.Services.SRZ@gmail.com. Persons seeking emergency services, may directly contact the American Citizen Services Unit, U.S. Embassy, in La Paz at (591-2) 216-8297 or via email at USCit.Services.Bolivia@gmail.com. We regret any inconvenience this may cause.

For the latest security information, U.S. citizens traveling abroad should regularly monitor the Department's internet website at http://travel.state.gov where the current worldwide caution, travel warnings and travel alerts can be found. Additional information is available in the country specific information for Bolivia at http://travel.state.gov and on the embassy web page at http://bolivia.usembassy.gov.

Current information on travel and security in Bolivia may be obtained from the Department of State by calling 1-888-407-4747 within the United States, or, from overseas, 1-202-501-4444. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays). U.S. citizens traveling or residing overseas are encouraged to register with the appropriate U.S. embassy or consulate on the State Department's travel registration web site at https://travelregistration.state.gov.

U.S. citizens may contact the consular section of the U.S. Embassy in La Paz, Bolivia, via e-mail at consularlapaz@state.gov or by telephone at (591-2) 216-8297 during business hours (Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or (591-2) 216-8500 after hours and on weekends. The consular section is located in the U.S. Embassy at 2780 Arce Avenue in La Paz, Bolivia, and is open to the public (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 8 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.). The Santa Cruz consular agency can be reached by telephone and/or email at the numbers and address mentioned above, and the Cochabamba consular agency can be reached by telephone at (591-4) 411-6313.

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