A Message to American Citizens in Singapore

January 11, 2021

Dear Americans in Singapore,

Our country is blessed with pluralistic democracy. The American community in Singapore is richer thanks to the diversity of your political views. This said, the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol was shocking. The images I woke up to on Thursday shook me as they did millions of Americans and so many across the globe. They were a vivid reminder of the fragility of any democracy, including one as deep-rooted as ours. They also reminded us of the constant work needed to achieve a more perfect Union. I have faith in America and in the resilience of U.S. institutions. I know that, together, we will emerge stronger.

I am blessed with three families in Singapore: my own, the U.S. Embassy family, and the American Community in Singapore. You are tens of thousands strong, and you do our country proud. Regardless of your field, you represent the United States well. Thank you!

The U.S. Embassy in Singapore has an important bilateral and regional mission to accomplish with our partners in Singapore and the Indo-Pacific region. No task is more important than supporting our fellow countrymen and women abroad, however. The Embassy is open; and our Consular section is offering full American Citizens Services (ACS). When you need assistance, email ACS at SingaporeACS@state.gov or call at 6476-9100. You are welcome to visit us at https://sg.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/. Above all, we urge you to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) https://step.state.gov/step/ so you can get regular updates from the Embassy.

The United States is going through eventful times; our country and all Americans are in my thoughts and prayers. The U.S. Embassy family wishes all Americans in Singapore a healthy and prosperous 2021.

Sincerely,
Rafik Mansour
Chargé d’Affaires
U.S. Embassy Singapore