Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Cotonou, Benin (March 4, 2021)

Subject: Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Cotonou, Benin (March 4, 2021) Location:  Erevan Quartier, Cotonou, and Urban Areas Throughout Benin Event:  There is an increased police and military presence in the Erevan Quartier of Cotonou, which may cause sporadic road closures and access restrictions over the next few days. Demonstrations may occur throughout Benin without little …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Change in Currency Exchange Rate for Consular Services

U.S. Embassy Cotonou informs U.S. citizens that, effective November 25, 2020, the consular exchange rate increased from 590F CFA to 600F CFA ($1.00 US = 600F CFA). All consular service fees, including passports, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad, notarials, and visas, will reflect this new exchange rate. Payment for consular services at U.S. Embassy Cotonou …

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Fraud Warning

If you believe you are the victim of an Internet scam:   1.  Do not send money. Unfortunately, any money that you might already have sent will probably not be recoverable. 2.  End all communication with the scammer immediately, rather than attempt resolution directly. If you feel threatened, contact your local police at once. Do …

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