The U.S. Embassy will hold a Town Hall Meeting for U.S. citizens at Corporacion el Ayudante in Leon on August 19, 2010, from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM.

Representatives from the Consular Section will be available to assist U.S. citizens with questions regarding federal benefits, crisis preparedness and consular services. The Public Affairs Section will have a variety of information available about English language classes, academic study in the U.S., and access to U.S. research, news and information databases. The Regional Security Officer will discuss security issues and concerns.

Address for Corporacion el Ayudante in Leon: From Laboratorios Divina 1.3 kms. east, Reparto Ruben Dario.

Updated Worldwide Caution Public Announcement

The Department of State has updated its Worldwide Caution containing information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. You may access the text of the updated Worldwide Caution public announcement at: http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_p...a/pa_1161.html.

Information about all consular services provided by the U.S. Embassy's American Citizens Services (ACS) unit can be found on our website at: http://nicaragua.usembassy.gov/gener...ormation3.html.



The U.S. Embassy in Managua is located at Km 5 ½ C. Sur Managua, Nicaragua. The U.S. Embassy in Managua can be reached 24/7 at 011-505-2252-7100. For emergencies (deaths, arrests, etc.) after hours, U.S. citizens can call this phone number and ask for the Embassy Duty Officer. The ACS unit is also available by email at ACS.Managua@state.gov.

General information regarding consular services is available by calling 011-505-2252-7888. Non-emergency services for U.S. citizens are available Monday through Friday, 1:00 to 3:00 PM, except on Nicaraguan and U.S. holidays

For the latest security information, Americans living and traveling abroad should regularly monitor the Department's Bureau of Consular Affairs web site at http://travel.state.gov <http://travel.state.gov/> , where the current Worldwide Caution, Travel Alerts, and Travel Warnings can be found. Up-to-date information on security can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll free in the U.S., or, for callers outside the U.S. and Canada, a regular toll line at 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).