Weather Alert – Hurricane Leslie, Madeira and Porto Santo islands, Portugal

Location:  Madeira and Porto Santo islands, Portugal Event:  Hurricane Leslie is expected to impact Madeira and Porto Santo islands between 06:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 13th until 18:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 14th.  Portuguese authorities are warning people to expect high winds, dangerous storm tides, heavy rainfall, and possible flooding. Actions to Take: Avoid the ...
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Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Lisbon, Portugal, Sunday, October 7, 2018 – Second Alert 

Location: Sintra and Cascais, Lisbon Region, Portugal Event:  More than 700 firefighters are continuing to fight a wildfire that started late Saturday night near Santuário da Peninha in the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park. High winds have pushed the fire south and already lead to preventative evacuations in the Biscaia, Figueira do Guincho, and Charneca areas. The highway ...
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Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Lisbon, Portugal, Sunday, October 7, 2018

Location: Sintra and Cascais, Lisbon Region, Portugal Event:  Wildfires continue to burn in the Sintra and Cascais areas of the Lisbon Region. Several areas have been evacuated according to local media reports. Be alert for road closures and heed directions from local authorities. Actions to Take: Avoid the area Seek secure shelter. Monitor local media for ...
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Consular Staff will be in Madeira on April 6, 2017

The Embassy is pleased to announce that consular staff will be in Funchal, Madeira on April 6, 2017, to provide consular services and host a Town Hall for U.S. citizens to meet with the community and discuss crisis preparedness. Services that can be provided (by appointment only) during the visit include: U.S. passport services Consular ...
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Registering to Vote for Local Elections

Just voted in November? Still traveling or living overseas? You should register and request your absentee ballot to vote again in 2017 to ensure your election office knows where to send your ballot for any upcoming special elections for federal office. Some states are also holding gubernatorial or other statewide elections this year. The Federal Voting Assistance ...
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Message on Systems Issues from the Bureau of Consular Affairs

The Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs is currently experiencing technical problems with its visa systems. This issue is not specific to any particular country or visa category. We apologize for the inconvenience and are working urgently to correct the problem and restore full operability. Currently, we are unable to print most immigrant and ...
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