More News From the Consulate
The Bureau of Consular Affairs reports that the database responsible for handling biometric clearances has been rebuilt and is being tested. 44 posts, representing more than two-thirds of our normal capacity, are now online and issuing visas. We anticipate full restoration of the system within the next week. Our team continues to work 24/7 to restore the systems to full functionality.
U.S. Consulate General Dubai, United Arab Emirates Security Message for U.S. Citizens December 5, 2014
UAE authorities have arrested the perpetrator for the December 1 murder of a U.S. citizen and the planting of a primitive bomb at another individual’s home in Abu Dhabi. The authorities stated their commitment to bring the perpetrator to justice and to uphold the reputation of the UAE as a country of security and safety. The U.S. Embassy is engaged at the senior-most levels of the UAE Government to ensure the safety and security of U.S. citizens in the UAE.
On December 1, a U.S. citizen was killed in a public restroom at a shopping mall on Reem Island in Abu Dhabi. The U.S. Embassy is working with all the appropriate authorities to seek further information. While there is no information available at this time about the nature of this crime, we use this opportunity to remind U.S. citizens of the following standing security guidance
The Embassy/Consulate wishes to notify the U.S. citizen community of a recent anonymous posting on a Jihadist website that encouraged attacks against teachers at American and other international schools in the Middle East.