The U.S. Embassy will hold a Town Hall Meeting for U.S. citizens at the Christian Education Center of the Central Moravian Church in Bluefields on September 16, 2010, from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM. Ambassador Robert J. Callahan will be the principal speaker.

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.

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:

Information about all consular services provided by the U.S. Embassy's American Citizens Services (ACS) unit can be found on our website at:

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

General information regarding consular services is available by calling 011-505-2252-7104. 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 traveling abroad should regularly monitor the U.S. Embassy's website <> and the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs' website <> , where the current Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information can be found. The U.S. Embassy also encourages U.S. citizens to review to "A Safe Trip Abroad <> ", which includes valuable security information for those both living and traveling abroad. In addition to information on the Internet, travelers may obtain up-to-date information on security conditions by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the U.S. and Canada, or outside the U.S. and Canada on a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444.