Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Alert

Location: Announced gathering point and route includes, but is not limited to: Lisbon: March from Cais de Sodre to the National Assembly. Event: A dockworkers demonstration is expected to take place on September 20, 2018, beginning at 15:00 p.m. The group intends to protest for increased job security. Additional demonstrations in other major cities in ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Alert

Location:  Announced gathering point and route includes, but is not limited to: Lisbon: Praça dos Restauradores, Avenida da Liberdade, Marques de Pombal, Avenida Fontes Pereira de Melo, Avenida da República, Rua Alexandre Herculano, Largo do Rato, Rua São Bento, Assembleia de República. Porto: Avenida dos Aliados Faro: Estrada Nacional 125-10 Event:  A demonstration and taxi ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Weather Alert Azores

Weather Alert – U.S. Consulate Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal  Location: Flores Island Corvo Island Event:  Tropical Storm Helene is expected to pass through the Azores archipelago starting at approximately 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 15, 2018.  The Portuguese Institute of the Sea and Atmosphere has issued a red alert for the westernmost islands of Flores ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Weather Alert

Location: Monchique, county Silves, county Portimao, county Event:  Wildfires that began on Friday, August 3 continue to burn in the Algarve region and on the border of the Alentejo region of Portugal.  Strong winds have contributed to the fire spreading, including to some inhabited areas.  Several areas have been evacuated.  Roads have been closed, including ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Alert – Lisbon

Location:  Announced gathering point at Praça de Luís de Camões. Event:  Demonstration expected to take place on June 21, 2018 beginning at 19:00 p.m..  The group intends to protest U.S. border policies.  Additional demonstrations in other major cities in Portugal may also be planned. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Alert – Lisbon

Location:  Announced gathering point and route includes, but is not limited to, Largo Camões in the Chiado neighborhood of Lisbon, Rua do Carmo, and Rua 1º de Dezembro. Event:  Demonstration expected to take place on May 14, 2018 beginning at 6:00 p.m.  The group intends to protest U.S. policy on Jerusalem.  Additional demonstrations in other ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Alert – Lisbon

A demonstration is expected to take place near the Embassy’s main entrance on Avenida das Forças Armadas beginning at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday May 10, 2018. The group intends to protest U.S. policy on Jerusalem. After 2:45 p.m., the main entrance of the Embassy will be closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic. Consular appointments at ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Security Alert

The U.S. government remains concerned that terrorists are intent on targeting U.S. citizens, including children.  Terrorists may employ a variety of tactics, such as violent assaults and kidnappings.  In the past they have used knives, guns, and vehicles as ramming devices.  They may target schools, hospitals, churches, tourist locations, transportation hubs, and other public venues. ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Alert – Lisbon

Location:  Announced gathering point includes, but is not limited to, Largo Camões in the Chiado neighborhood of Lisbon. Event:  Demonstration on events in Syria expected to take place on April 19, 2018 beginning at 6:00 p.m.  Additional demonstrations in Portugal may also be planned. Actions to Take: Avoid the areas of the demonstrations Exercise caution ...
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American Consul in Madeira

 Are you an American Citizen?   The Embassy is pleased to announce that consular staff will be in Funchal, Madeira, on May 9, 2018 to provide consular services. Services that can be provided (by appointment only) during the visit include: U.S. passport services Consular reports of birth abroad Notary services If you would like to ...
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American Consul in Porto

 Are you an American Citizen?   The Embassy is pleased to announce that consular staff will be in Porto on March 1, 2018 to provide consular services. Services that can be provided (by appointment only) during the visit include: U.S. passport services Consular reports of birth abroad Notary services If you would like to make ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting in 2018 U.S. Elections

Your vote counts! Did you know that many U.S. elections for house and senate seats have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters? All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot ...
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American Consul in Madeira

This visit is being postponed. Watch this space for a notice when a new date is set. Thank you. Are you an American Citizen?   The Embassy is pleased to announce that consular staff will be in Funchal, Madeira, on October 31, 2017 to provide consular services. Services that can be provided (by appointment only) during ...
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American Consul in Porto

Are you an American Citizen?   The Embassy is pleased to announce that consular staff will be in Porto on September 20, 2017 to provide consular services. Services that can be provided (by appointment only) during the visit include: U.S. passport services Consular reports of birth abroad Notary services If you would like to make ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Papal visit to Portugal

The U.S. Embassy in Lisbon informs U.S. citizens that Pope Francis is expected to visit Fatima, Portugal on May 12-13 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the appearances at Fatima.  The Vatican has announced the Pope will arrive at Monte Real airbase near Leiria at 16:20 on May 12, and depart from Monte Real at ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: European Travel Alert

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the continued threat of terrorist attacks throughout Europe.  This Travel Alert expires on September 1, 2017. Recent, widely-reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, and the United Kingdom demonstrate that the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham (ISIS or Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, and their affiliates have the ability to ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Portuguese Airport Strikes April 13-17

The U.S. Embassy in Lisbon informs all U.S. citizens that, per local media, Portuguese airport security employees are planning a strike that will begin at 12:01 a.m.  Thursday, April 13 and will continue until 11:59 p.m. Monday, April 17.  Airport authorities have advised customers flying out of Portuguese airports during these times to seek or ...
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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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