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Independence Day Celebration for Americans

June 14, 2011

U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

The US Embassy Kigali is hosting an Independence Day celebration for all Americans in Rwanda. 

Come for a traditional USG "State Fair" with good food, drinks, a dunk dank, face painting, midway games for the kids and adults and lots, lots more! No Entrance Fee! 

When: Thursday, June 30th, 3:00pm- 7:00pm.

Where: At the Embassy compound in Kacyiru - Main entrance (All other entrances will be closed). 

Restrictions and other details:

ID needed; American passport or Embassy badge required at Main Gate.

No large bags/backpacks, cell phones or cameras. Parking will be available in the Embassy parking lot.

We also want to remind you that you can also get global updates at the U.S. Department of State's, Bureau of Consular Affairs website where you can find the current Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts (especially for this region), and Country Specific Information.  You can stay in touch and get Embassy updates by checking the U.S. Embassy Kigali website.  If you don't have internet access, we have a call center for updates--1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the U.S. and Canada, or outside the U.S. and Canada on a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444.  These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except federal holidays). 

 If you are going to live in or travel to Rwanda. please take the time to tell us about your trip by enrolling in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program ( STEP - ).  If you enroll, we can keep you up to date with important safety and security announcements.  It will also help your friends and family get in touch with you in an emergency.  You should remember to keep all of your information in STEP up to date.  It is important during enrollment or updating of information to include your current phone number and current email address where you can be reached in case of an emergency. 

The U.S. Embassy Kigali ( is located at 2657 Avenue de la Gendarmerie; the mailing address is B.P. 28, Kigali, Rwanda; tel. [250] (252) 596-400; fax: [250] (252) 596-591.  The consular section's email address is  Routine American citizens services are available by appointment Tuesdays from 09:00 to 17:00 and Fridays from 09:00 to 12:00, except for U.S. and Rwandan holidays. 

 For after-hours emergencies, U.S. citizens should call [250] (078)830-0345 and ask to speak with the duty officer.