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Delays in Overseas U.S. Passport Processing:  We continue to experience some delays in the printing of U.S. passports that were approved at overseas passport facilities.  Some applications accepted at U.S. Embassies or Consulates on or after May 26, 2015 are affected by this delay.  If you applied for a U.S. passport during this time frame and have travel plans within the next 10 business days, please consider requesting an emergency passport at the consulate or embassy at which you originally applied.  Information about how to apply for an emergency passport is available at the following http://moldova.usembassy.gov/passport-services.html

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We strongly recommend U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Moldova to enroll in the Department of State's Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).  STEP enrollment gives you the latest security updates, and makes it easier for the U.S. embassy or nearest U.S. consulate to contact you in an emergency.  If you don't have Internet access, enroll directly with the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.

The American Citizens Services unit will no longer issue messages regarding routine demonstrations taking place in Moldova. Instead, information about routine demonstrations will be posted on U.S. Embassy Moldova’s website, under the “Demonstrations Messages.” Please monitor our website regularly for information about demonstration activities in the country.

Please note that the Embassy will continue to issue messages not relating to demonstrations through the regular method.

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    If you are a U.S. citizen or resident alien, the rules for filing income, estate, and gift tax returns and paying estimated tax are generally the same whether you are in the United States or abroad. Your worldwide income is subject to U.S. income tax, regardless of where you reside.