Americans in Fujairah and the UAE are getting good service for all the taxes they are paying to the US government. Two visits of a different nature are happening this week.
According to a notice:
The U.S. Consulate General in Dubai will hold an American Citizen Services Day on March 16th, at the Fujairah Women’s College, a member of the Higher Colleges of Technology.
The event will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Library.
All American citizens are welcome, and no appointments are required.
Consular Officers will (also) be available to answer questions about all American Citizen Services.
Consular officers will also provide notarial services and accept applications for Consular Reports of Birth Abroad, passport extra pages and passport renewals.
Payment for such services must be made in cash, in UAE dirhams only. We cannot accept credit cards.
For questions before the event, email the Dubai warden or call 04-311-6000 between 8:00am – 12:30pm.
Mike Davis, an American resident in Dubai, said, “This meeting is not a special gathering to talk with Americans distressed by the turbulence in the region. This is an annual visit that the Consulate General's office makes in all of the different emirates…It is one of the advantages of having a US passport—they provide great services like this.”
On the US Department of State a video has been posted about Secretary Clinton’s meeting in Paris with Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan in his capacity as UAE Foreign Minister and President of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
Hopefully, there will be more information shared about ‘the events in the region’ after the meetings.
This article is also posted on the Fujairah in Focus Facebook Page.
Image: US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, left, shakes hands with UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, right, during a bilateral meeting at the Westin hotel in Paris, Monday, March 14, 2011, ahead of a Group of Eight Foreign ministers summit. (Photo courtesy of Sulekha.Com)