American Citizen Services Newsletter – Summer 2016

U.S. Consulate General Hong Kong and Macau

New “Front Office” at the U.S. Consulate General Announced – Career diplomat Kurt Tong will arrive in August 2016 to succeed Consul General Clifford A. Hart, Jr., who will depart the Consulate in late July.  Career diplomat Thomas Hodges assumed his new duties as Deputy Consul General on June 17, 2016.

Rainy and Typhoon Season: The U.S. Consulate General advises all U.S. citizens to monitor local media and the Hong Kong Observatory’s website for updated weather information, particularly during the annual June-through-October rainy and typhoon season. (The Observatory also has a useful app for smartphones.) Please note that the Consulate General will be closed if the Hong Kong Observatory announces a Black Rainstorm Warning OR Typhoon Signal 8 or above. Please see Consular Services during the Rainy and Typhoon Season at the Consulate’s website for more details.

@ACSHKMAC – Follow Us on Twitter! – American Citizen Services Hong Kong & Macau now has its own Twitter account. Be among our first followers and claim bragging rights! Please follow us on Twitter at: @ACSHKMAC.

Overseas Voting: The U.S. Consulate General is organizing a Voter Assistance Open House on Friday, July 15, between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to answer voter registration questions and to accept Federal Post Card Applications (FPCAs). The Consulate’s address is: 26 Garden Road, Central, Hong Kong. To gain admittance, please bring your U.S. passport to present to the Consulate guard staff.

Can’t make the event? No problem! You can find all the information you need to vote in the November 2016 elections at the Federal Assistance Voting Program website. Whether you are a