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  • 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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    Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens (April 26, 2015)

    Following a 7.9 earthquake on April 25, Nepal has experienced numerous aftershocks, including a 6.7 earthquake at around 1 pm local time on April 26. Cell phone and internet service continue to be intermittent.... 

  • U.S. Army Special Forces Teams providing urgent assistance in Kathmandu Durbar Square
    U.S. Government Provides $10 Million in Support to Earthquake-hit Nepal

    Secretary of State John Kerry announced today that the United States is providing an additional $9 million for Nepal earthquake response and recovery efforts. U.S. assistance to Nepal following the April 25 earthquake totals $10 million, and is paired with robust U.S. relief efforts on the ground. 

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  • 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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