Emergency Messages to U.S. Citizens
Warden Notice – Openings
This Warden Notice is to inform American Citizens in Pakistan that the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad and the U.S. Consulates General in Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar have all reopened for business as of Wednesday, May 4, 2011.
The Embassy reiterates its advice to all U.S. citizens to take measures for their safety and security at all times. These measures include maintaining good situational awareness, avoiding crowds and demonstrations, and keeping a low profile. U.S. citizens should avoid setting patterns by varying times and routes for all required travel. U.S. citizens should ensure that their travel documents and visas are valid at all times. In addition, over the next several days and weeks, we advise U.S. citizens to avoid areas where foreigners are known to congregate.
For the latest security information, U.S. citizens living and traveling abroad should regularly monitor the Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs Internet website, where the current Worldwide Caution, Travel Warning for Pakistan, and Country-Specific Information for Pakistan can be found. Travel information is also available at www.travel.state.gov. 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 outside the United States 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).
U.S. citizens are encouraged to enroll in the State Department’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).
Contact information follows for all four posts in Pakistan:
The U.S. Embassy in Islamabad
is located at Diplomatic Enclave, Ramna 5; telephone (92-51) 208-0000;
Consular Section telephone (92-51) 208-2700; fax (92-51) 282-2632;
The U.S. Consulate General in Karachi,
located at Plot No 3-5, TPX Area, Mai Kolachi Road, Karachi, provides
service to U.S. citizens by appointment only. U.S. citizen services can
be scheduled by calling (92-21) 3527-5000 between 10 am and 2 pm,
Monday-Friday; fax (92-21) 3527-5885; website http://karachi.usconsulate.
The U.S. Consulate General in Lahore,
located at 50 Sharah-E-Abdul Hameed Bin Badees (Old Empress Road) near
Shimla Hill Rotary, provides service to U.S. citizens by appointment
only. U.S. citizens requiring assistance should call the consular
section in Lahore. Their telephone is (92-42) 3603-4000; fax (92-42)
3603-4200; website http://lahore.usconsulate.gov/
The U.S. Consulate General in Peshawar is located at 11 Hospital Road, Cantonment, Peshawar; telephone (92-91) 526-8800; fax (92-91) 527-6712; website http://peshawar.usconsulate.