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Messages for U.S. Citizens and Warden Information

The Embassy occasionally contacts U.S. Citizens who have signed-up with the Smart Traveler Enrolment Program (STEP) to pass along news and important messages regarding safety and security issues.  We send these messages by email, and by SMS text message if you choose, and they are posted below. 

What is a Message to U.S. Citizens?

Messages to U.S. Citizens contain routine but important information such as voting news, opportunities to meet with a Consular Officer and receive Consular services outside of Kyiv, or any changes to the Embassy's opening hours or services.

What is an Emergency Message to U.S. Citizens?

Emergency Messages to U.S. Citizens are breaking news messages containing advice for the resident U.S. community, such as those alerting U.S. citizens to a political crisis, a natural disaster, or a terrorist attack.

What are Wardens?

Wardens are private U.S. citizens residing in Ukraine that help the Embassy contact U.S. citizens in an emergency and assist U.S. citizens in trouble or during a crisis when an Embassy official can't travel to the scene quickly.  Please contact the American Citizen Services unit if you are interested in volunteering as a Warden.  We greatly appreciate the support from our Wardens and the important role they play!

Recent Messages to U.S. Citizens 

WorldwideConsular Visit to Dnipropetrovsk on August 8 – Message for U.S. Citizens – U.S. Embassy Kyiv August 5, 2013Travel Alert, August 02, 2013