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  • September Town Hall Meeting

    September Town Hall Meeting

    Consul General Bob Settje hosted a town hall meeting at his official residence for 120 U.S. citizens on September 30, explaining the role of the Consulate in Bermuda and responding to questions.

    ALSO:  Photos
  • Education Luncheon 2014

    Education Luncheon 2014

    On September 30, Consul General Bob Settje hosted a luncheon for Bermuda public and private school principals and counselors to kick off the Consulate’s outreach program to promote U.S. education.

  • Consulate Night at the Library 2014

    Consulate Night at the Library 2014

    Consulate Night at the Library on September 23 featured William Spriggs of the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation leading discussion of the Consulate-provided DVD, "You're the Boss."

  • NOAA Tour 2014

    NOAA Tour 2014

    On September 17, Consul General Bob Settje toured U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [NOAA] aircraft conducting hurricane research and reconnaissance in Bermuda. (photo credit:DCI)

    ALSO:  Story
  • NAS Reunion 2014

    NAS Reunion 2014

    On September 9, Consul General Settje hosted a reception for former veterans of the U.S. Navy stationed in Bermuda. Attending the reception were Governor George Fergusson, Tourism Minister Shawn Crockwell, and Navy veteran Renee Nunn.

    ALSO:  Photos

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  • Summer 2015 Internship Program (unpaid): Accepting Applications
    Summer 2015 Internship Program (unpaid): Accepting Applications

    We are now accepting applications for the U.S. Department of State 2015 Summer Student Internship Program (unpaid). This program offers U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to participate in 10-week, unpaid internships that provide intensive educational and professional experience within the environment of America’s principle foreign affairs agency. The deadline to submit applications is October 17, 2014.  For more information please go to »

  • US - UK Fulbright Commission and Awards Program
    US - UK Fulbright Commission and Awards Program

    The US-UK Fulbright Commission was created by treaty on 22 September 1948. The Fulbright Program aims to foster mutual cultural understanding through educational exchange between the US and the UK. This it achieves through its Awards program for US and UK citizens and through its Advisory Service.   More »

  • New - Worldwide Caution!
    New - Worldwide Caution!

    TThe Department of State has issued this Worldwide Caution to update information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. U.S. citizens are reminded to maintain a high level of vigilance and to take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness.  more »

  • Hurricane & Typhoon Season 2014
    Hurricane & Typhoon Season 2014

    The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the upcoming Hurricane and Typhoon Seasons in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, the Caribbean, and the Gulf of Mexico. Hurricane Season in the Atlantic begins June 1 and ends November 30.   AmCit Security Message »

  • Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA)
    Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA)

    FATCA is an important development in U.S. efforts to combat tax evasion by U.S. persons holding investments in offshore accounts. Under FATCA, certain U.S. taxpayers holding financial assets outside the U.S. must report those assets to the IRS. FATCA will also require foreign financial institutions to report directly to the IRS certain information about financial accounts held by U.S. taxpayers, or by foreign entities in which U.S. taxpayers hold a substantial ownership interest. IRS Notice 2013-43 provides a six-month extension for when withholding will begin (i.e., payments after June 30, 2014) and for implementing new account opening procedures as well as related requirements to comply with FATCA.   More »

  • CRIME GANGS
    Members of some Organized Crime Gangs Deemed INADMISSIBLE to U.S.

    Because of serious ongoing criminal activity of some permanent, organized, international gangs, along with growing concerns about gang-related crime in the United States, the Departments of State and Homeland Security have agreed that every application for entry to the United States by members of those gangs will be denied.  

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  • Absentee Voting Week is September 29 - October 6
    Absentee Voting Week is September 29 - October 6

    Be an Active Voter by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2014 U.S. elections and participating in Absentee Voting Week!

  • Hurricane Season!
    Hurricane Season!
    We have made significant progress and issued most of the worldwide backlog of nonimmigrant visa cases.  We are working to bring the Consular Consolidated Database back to full operational capacity.

    It is important to prepare for the annual tropical storm season.  With that in mind, we refer you to our standard hurricane season message found at http://hamilton.usconsulate.gov/warden_messages/released-july-2-2013---atlantic-hurricane-season.html.  The links in that message provide storm preparation tips as well as guidance on registering with the Consulate.    

  • Emergency Contact Information
    Emergency Contact Information

    If you are an American citizen calling after regular business hours about an arrest, death or life threatening illness please call (441) 335-3828. Please note that this number is for emergencies only and not for routine inquiries. During regular business hours (Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), please call (441) 295-1342.

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  • Bermuda International College Fair 2014
    Bermuda International College Fair 2014

    Venue: CedarBridge Academy
    Date: Thursday, December 4, 2014.
    High School Visits: 9:00 am - 11:30  am & 12:30 pm - 4:00
    General Public Information Session: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Fair opens to General Public: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm 
    E-mail  eduplanners@yahoo.com

     

  • New Consular Fee Changes!
    New Consular Fee Changes!

    The Department published an interim final rule (IFR) on August 28, 2014 to change the fees for certain nonimmigrant visa (NIV) applications, immigrant visa (IV) applications, administrative and citizens’ services fees.  The new fees will become effective 15 days after the rule was published, on September 12, 2014.  The Department will receive comments on the proposed fee changes for 60 days and publish a final rule after all comments are reviewed and addressed. Please read the new press release.

  • Public Health Concern!
    Public Health Concern!

    See April 22 update below.

    The U.S. Consulate General in Hamilton, Bermuda, informs U.S. citizens of a public concern regarding the contamination of beaches. A scientific study conducted in 2013 by the University of Laval, the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences, the Bermuda Departments of Conservation, Health, and Environment, and the Bermuda Central Government Laboratory reports that ongoing discharge of raw sewage off Bermuda’s south coast causes intermittent contamination of the waters along the island’s south shore beaches, creating a public health hazard. More
    * New! April 22 update.

Quiz

  • 1. The International Day of Peace, September 21, is a day:
    • a. To strengthen the ideals of peace within and among all nations.
    • b. To strengthen the ideals of peace within and among all peoples.
    • c. To encourage people globally to think about how to manage natural resources in a sustainable manner, thus reducing potential for disputes.
    • d. All of the above.
  • 2. On the International Day of Peace, the United Nations calls for a complete cessation of hostilities around the world. The UN believes that:
    • a. Natural resources must be used for the benefit of society, not to finance wars.
    • b. Children should be in school, not recruited into armies.
    • c. Countries should focus on building human capacity, not deadly weapons.
    • d. All of the above