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1st February 2010

United States Diplomatic Missions are posted around the world. In many cases, a US Embassy will have a Consular Section for dealing with administrative matters for Americans overseas (i.e. notarial services, Consular Report of Birth Abroad, second passport, etc). A US Consulate is also tasked with adjudicating American visa applications.

In many cases, US Consulates and Embassies close on both US Federal holidays as well as those holidays recognized by the host country. Foreknowledge of an Embassy’s holiday closing schedule can be beneficial to both American expatriates and prospective US immigrants as this knowledge can help forestall an unproductive trip to the US Embassy. Below is a list of the holidays that the US Embassy in Singapore recognizes. The US Embassy will close in observance of the following American and Singaporean holidays:





January 1

New Year’s Day

New Year’s Day

Fri., Jan 1

3rd Mon in Jan

Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Mon., Jan 18

Feb 14-15

Chinese New Year

Mon., Feb 15
Tues., Feb 16

3rd Mon in Feb

Washington’s Birthday

Mon., Feb 15

April 2

Good Friday

Fri., Apr 2

May 1

Labor Day

Fri., Apr 30

May 28

Vesak Day

Fri., May 28

Last Mon in May

Memorial Day

Mon., May 31

Jul. 4

Independence Day

Mon., Jul 5


National Day

Mon., Aug 9

1st Mon in Sep

Labor Day

Mon., Sep 6

Sept. 10

Hari Raya Puasa

Fri., Sep 10

2nd Mon in Oct

Columbus Day

Mon., Oct 11

Nov. 5


Fri., Nov 5


Veteran’s Day

Thurs., Nov 11

Nov. 17

Hari Raya Haji

Wed., Nov 17

4th Thurs in Nov.


Thurs., Nov.25

Dec. 25



Fri., Dec 24

Jan.1, 2011

New Year

New Year Fri., Dec 31, 2010

Notwithstanding holiday closures, the Embassy could also close for internal administrative purposes, the following dates are noted on the Embassy’s website as times that the Embassy will not be open for transaction of regular business:

- February 15, 16 2010 (Monday & Tuesday)
Singapore Holiday - Chinese New Year’s Day
U.S. Holiday - Washington’s Birthday

- February 25, 2010 (Thursday)
Admin/Training Day*

- March 25, 2010 (Thursday)
Admin/Training Day*

* Admin/Training Days:  We will be closed for all Consular Services, including American Citizen passport renewal, extra passport pages and notarial services on these days.  Regular services will resume the following day.  For emergency services at any time during an Admin/Training day, please call 6476-9100 during normal business hours.

Please note that the above information was promulgated by the website of the US Embassy in Singapore. To view the Embassy’s website, please click on this link. It should be noted that the US Embassy could close for other reasons at other times so this information should not be viewed as definitive. For those wishing to deal with issues at the US Embassy in Singapore, we recommend contacting the post directly. Contact information can be found at the Embassy’s website by clicking on the above link.

For information about US Visas please see: K1 visa or K3 Visa.

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