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Diplomatic Representation in US:
Ambassador: Hersey KYOTA
Embassy: 1700 Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20006
Telephone: [1] (202) 452-6814
Fax: [1] (202) 452-6281

US Diplomatic Representation:
Ambassador--Helen Reed-Rowe
Embassy: address NA, Koror
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 6028, Republic of Palau 96940
Telephone: [680] 488-2920, 2990
Fax: [680] 488-2911

Embassy and Consulate Web Sites for Palau Islands

Embassy of the Palau Islands in the USA


Palau gained its independence October 1, 1994 with the entry into force of the Compact of Free Association with the United States. Palau was the last component of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands to gain its independence. Under the Compact, the U.S. remains responsible for Palau's defense for 50 years. The two countries concluded a comprehensive review of the Compact in 2010.

Palau is a sovereign nation and conducts its own foreign relations. Since independence, Palau has established diplomatic relations with a number of nations, including many of its Pacific neighbors, and is one of two dozen or so nations that have diplomatic relations with Taiwan. Palau was admitted to the United Nations on December 15, 1994, and has since joined a number of other international organizations. Palau is a dependable supporter of U.S. positions in the UN.

Principal U.S. Officials

Ambassador--Helen Reed-Rowe

The mailing address for the U.S. Embassy is P.O. Box 6028, Republic of Palau 96940. Telephone: 680-488-2920/2990. Fax: 680-488-2911. Email: [email protected]


To obtain the latest Travel Advisory Information for Palau check the U.S. State Department Consular Information Sheet.


Driving TBA
Currency (USD) U.S Dollar
Electrical TBA
Telephones Country Code 680, City Code, Sonsorol 255+4D, Angaur 277+4D, Peleliu 345+4D

Palau enjoys a pleasantly warm climate all year round with an annual mean temperature of 82° degrees F. (27° C.). Rainfall can occur throughout the year, and the annual average is 150 inches. The average relative humidity is 82%, and although rain falls more frequently between July and October, there is still much sunshine. Typhoons are rare as Palau is located outside the typhoon zone.

Island style prevails. Cool, loose-fitting clothing is acceptable in most places. Hats, sunglasses and sunscreen are highly recommended. Visitors are strongly advised to respect local customs by not wearing swimsuits, short-shorts, or other inappropriate clothing in town, villages or public places.

Useful Phrases

Palauan English Pronounciation
Alii     Hello     ah-LEE
Ungil Tutau     Good morning     oong-EEL-too-TAW
Ungil Chodechosong     Good afternoon     oong-EEL OTH-o-song
Ungil Kebesengei     Good evening     oong-EEL-kebba sung Ay
Dorael     Let's go     do-RILE
Ke ua ngerang?     How are you?     ka-wannga-RANGH
Sulang     Thanks     soo-LAHNG
Ak morolung     I am leaving (Good bye)     ahk-more-oh-long
Ngtecha ngklem?     What is your name?     ngte-AHNG-KLEMM
A ngklek a____     My name is____     Ahng-KLEKK-a____
Ngteland a cheral?     What is the price?     ngtela-ah-RAHL
Choi, O' Oi     Yes     OH-OY
Ng diak     No     Inh-dee-AHK
Mei     Come!     MAY
Bo momengur     Have something to eat!     Bo-mo-mung-OOR
Merkong!     Stop, that's enough!     Murr-GONG


Tobacco......200 cigarettes or 454g of cigars or tobacco

Liquor..........2 litres

Perfume.......Reasonable for personal use

Cameras......No restrictions

Film.............Reasonalbe for personal use

Gifts.............Reasonable quantity

Currency......No restrictions

Prohibited: Narcotics and firearms.

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