Few things can dampen the joy of vacation anticipation more than the arduous process of obtaining a visa, especially for destinations such as Brazil, Russia, China and India. Wonky web forms, confounding instructions, long lines at embassies and ever-changing requirements — like Venezuela’s new immigration rules, which now require Americans to… Read more here
U.S. Embassy Rangoon recently updated the safety and security information on its country information sheet. You can access the new information here.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) now offers a way to obtain records of your past tax returns, also known as a tax transcript, online. You have the option of downloading and printing your past tax returns immediately or you can request to have copies of the returns mailed to your home address.
To get a record of your past tax returns, please visit the IRS’s webpage at http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Get-Transcript.
April 15 is notorious for the Individual Tax Due date. But for those of us U.S. citizens and Resident Aliens living abroad, our due date is June 15 thanks to the automatic 2-month extension. But make sure you qualify.
You might also qualify for the Foreign Tax Credit.
Find out more about your taxes on www.irs.gov
Are you aware of your federal benefits and obligations as an U.S. citizen residing abroad? You can read up on Affordable Care Act, Social Security, Medicare, Veterans Benefits, Selective Service and so on. For more detail please read here.
Recently, there was an open chat on U.S. Department of State Facebook page regarding visas for fiance and spouse. You can read and see what was discussed.
U.S. Department of State FB Page
“Tucked between flashier Chinese and Indian restaurants on Second Avenue on the Upper East Side of Manhattan is an unassuming storefront whose only markings are a simple awning and two blue neon words in the window: “Burmese Cooking.” The restaurant, Cafe Mingala, is so narrow and dwarfed by its neighbors that you’d probably never notice it. If you did pass it by, you’d miss out on New York City’s only dedicated Burmese restaurant….” Read more here.
The U.S. Embassy will be closed on the following dates:
March 27, 2015 Armed Forces Day
Please check our website for 2015 closure dates.