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Messages for U.S. Citizens
  • Caribbean Hurricane Season Starts June 1

    Three to six hurricanes will strike the region between June 1 and November 30, according to predictions by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The Department of States urges all U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands to take appropriate precautions.  

  • IRS Guidance: Bank Secrecy Act E-Filing Information for Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts

    U.S. Citizens and Residents Overseas: Do you own a non-U.S. bank account, brokerage account, mutual fund, unit trust or other foreign financial account? If so, you may be required to report the account to the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network and/or file a Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts. 

  • Social Security Town Hall: Kingston May 12 and Montego Bay May 14

    U.S. Embassy Kingston in conjunction with the Regional Federal Benefits Unit will hold a town hall and answer questions related to Social Security and other federal benefits at the U.S. Embassy in Kingston on May 12, 2014, at 1:00 pm. 

  • World Caution - April 11, 2014

    The Department of State has issued this Worldwide Caution to update information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world.  

  • Voting in 2014 - March 17, 2014

    Your vote counts! Did you know that many recent U.S. elections have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by military and overseas voters.  

  • Reminder to Register to Vote

    The U.S. Embassy would like to remind all U.S. citizens who live outside of the United States and want to vote by absentee ballot that they must complete a new Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) every year if they wish to vote from abroad.  

Island Gazette - ACS Newsletter

  • U.S. Citizens in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, read the summer edition of the ACS Newsletter.

Archived Messages

  • If you would like to review previous messages from the U.S. Embassy sent from December 2011 to December 2013, you may review our Message Archives.

Are You Registered?

  • STEP The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is a free service provided
    by the U.S. Government to U.S. citizens who are traveling to, or living
    in, a foreign country. STEP allows you to enter information about your
    trips abroad so that the Department of State can better assist you in an
    emergency.