Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Baku (January 4, 2020)

There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. Out of an abundance of caution, U.S. Embassy personnel are instructed to minimize nonessential travel. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Actions to Take: Keep a low profile. …

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Fraud Alert on the 2020 “Green Card” Diversity Visa Lottery

The US Embassy in Azerbaijan warns Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery participants about the significant increase in fraudulent e-mails and letters sent to applicants for the DV Lottery Program this time of year. Authors of these fraudulent e-mails and letters present themselves as representatives of the US government in order to convince DV Lottery applicants to …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Baku, Azerbaijan (7 December 2018)

Location:  Azerbaijan, countrywide   Event:  During the holiday season, there are ongoing threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by extremist ideology throughout Europe, including in Azerbaijan. Extremists continue to focus on tourist locations such as holiday markets, shopping malls, airports, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, transportation hubs, and other soft targets frequented …

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