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  • U.S. Government Nepal Earthquake Response Fact Sheet
    U.S. Government Nepal Earthquake Response Fact Sheet

    Since the April 25 earthquake, the U.S. Government has provided more than $27 million for humanitarian relief activities in Nepal. The funding is supporting the delivery of shelter materials, critical medical supplies, safe drinking water, improved sanitation services, and hygiene kits to people hardest hit by the earthquake. 

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    Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Nepal Travel Warning (May 1, 2015)

    This replaces the Travel Alert dated April 27, 2015. The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Nepal and recommends that they defer non-essential travel there following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake on April 25. On May 2, 2015, the Department of State approved authorized departure for non-emergency U.S. government personnel and dependents... 

  • U.S. Humanitarian Assistance to Nepal Totals $12.5 Million
    U.S. Humanitarian Assistance to Nepal Totals $12.5 Million

    The U.S. Government has committed $12.5 million in humanitarian funding to aid relief efforts in Nepal following the April 25 earthquake. U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) funds totaling $12.5 million will reach urban and rural communities in the hardest hit districts throughout Nepal. 

  • Ambassador Bodde welcomes the Disaster Assistance and Response Team to Nepal
    U.S. Relief and Recovery Targeting Most Affected Populations

    U.S. Ambassador Bodde welcomed the U.S. Disaster Assistance and Response Team to Nepal today. The team is deployed to assist with relief and recovery efforts in coordination with the Nepal Government, the international community, and relief agencies, after the April 25 earthquake. 

  • Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Nepal Travel Alert (April 27, 2015)
    Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Nepal Travel Alert (April 27, 2015)

    The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Nepal and recommends that they defer nonessential travel there following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake on April 25.  

  • Secretary Kerry
    Statement by Secretary Kerry: $10 Million in Humanitarian Support to Nepal (April 27, 2015)

    On behalf of the United States, let me begin by expressing my deepest condolences to all those affected by the earthquake in Nepal, including the families of those who died in Nepal, India, Bangladesh, and China... 

  • Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens (April 27, 2015)
    Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens (April 27, 2015)

    For assistance regarding U.S. citizens in Nepal, the Department of State has established a public email address (NepalEmergencyUSC@state.gov) for all inquiries concerning U.S. citizens affected by the earthquake. You may also contact 1 888-407-4747(from the U.S. & Canada) or +1 202-501-4444 from overseas. U.S. citizens in Nepal who need assistance can contact the U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu at +977 1 - 423-4100. 

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  • Normal visa operations, which were suspended following the April 25 earthquake in Nepal, will resume on Tuesday, May 5, 2015.  For questions regarding non-immigrant visas, immigrant visas (IV), or diversity visas (DV), please contact our customer service center at 1-800-0910114 (if calling from the United States, dial 703-988-3428).  For IV/DV applicants who had an interview scheduled during the week of April 27-May 1, the Embassy’s IV/DV unit will contact you with an updated interview date.  For inquiries regarding asylum or refugee family petitions, please write to consktm@state.gov.


    Notice:  Due to the earthquake that struck Nepal on 25 April 2015, the Embassy’s Consular Section has cancelled all non-immigrant, immigrant and diversity visa, and asylum/refugee follow-to-join interviews from Monday 27 April 2015 through Friday 1 May 2015.  Please check this site frequently for updates on any additional cancellations. 

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  • Emergency Contacts
    For all inquiries concerning U.S. citizens affected by the earthquake, please write the Department of State emergency e-mail at: NepalEmergencyUSC@state.gov

    You may also call 1 888-407-4747 (from the U.S. & Canada) or +1 202-501-4444 from overseas.  U.S. citizens in Nepal who need assistance can contact the U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu at +977 1 - 423-4100. 

Notice Telephone Number Changes:

  • Main Switchbord: +977 1 423 4000
    Consular inquiries: +977 1 423 4500
    Main fax: +977 1 400 7272

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