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Messages to U.S. Citizens (2012)

ACS Window Closed February 19-21

The U.S. Embassy in Bangladesh will be closed on Sunday February 19th in observance of President’s Day, an American holiday.  The U.S. Embassy in Bangladesh will also be closed on Tuesday February 21st in observance of Martyr’s Day and International Language Day, a Bangladeshi holiday.

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy will be closed for American Citizen Services on Monday February 20th for administrative reasons.

The U.S. Embassy’s regular work week is Sunday-Thursday, 08:00-16:30 hours.  Emergency American Citizens Services are available at all times.  The U.S. Embassy in Dhaka is located at Madani Avenue, Baridhara, Dhaka, Bangladesh 1212, and by telephone at (88) (02) 885-5500 during regular hours and for after-hours emergencies.  For after-hours emergency services, please press “0” and ask for the duty officer.

U.S. citizens resident or traveling to Bangladesh are urged to enroll with the U.S. Embassy via the Department of State's on-line enrollment service through the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).  Travel enrollment allows the Department of State to contact its citizens in the event of an emergency and to provide up-to-date safety and security information.  Enrollees wishing to receive such information must provide an e-mail address with their enrollment.  All enrollees are urged to provide complete contact information and a departure date when signing up on-line.

For the latest security information, U.S. citizens living and traveling abroad should regularly monitor the Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs internet website, where the current Worldwide Caution, Travel Alerts, Travel Warnings, and Country Specific Information can be found.  Follow us on Twitter and the Bureau of Consular Affairs page on Facebook as well.  You can also download our free Smart Traveler iPhone App to have travel information at your fingertips.

Up-to-date information on security can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll free in the United States and Canada or, for callers in other areas, by calling 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).

American Citizens Services
U.S. Embassy
Dhaka, Bangladesh