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  • Former Ombudsman Named Fulbright Scholar

    Former Ombudsman Named Fulbright Scholar

    U.S. Consul General Bob Settje announced on July 3 that the U.S.-U.K. Fulbright Commission has selected former Bermuda Ombudsman Arlene Brock for a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship.

  • GLOBE 2014

    GLOBE 2014

    On July 3, Consul General Bob Settje and Minister Grant Gibbons signed a five-year agreement between the NASA and the Bermuda Ministry of Education & Economic Development to cooperate in scientific exploration through the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program.

  • July 4th Celebration 2014

    July 4th Celebration 2014

    Consul General and Mrs. Settje hosted an Independence Day reception at their official residence on July 2, 2014.

    ALSO:  Photos
  • U.S. Airforce Air Crash Anniversary 2014

    U.S. Airforce Air Crash Anniversary 2014

    In June, Consul General Bob Settje met with family members to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Bermuda air collision on June 29, 1964 that killed 17 U.S. Air Force crewmembers.

  • LGBT Reception 2014

    LGBT Reception 2014

    Consul General Settje engaged in three days of Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, and Transgender (LGBT) programming, culminating in an official reception on June 25 for the organizers, participants and supporters of LGBT rights.

    ALSO:  Photos


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  • 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 »

  • New Electronic I-94 Process!
    New Electronic I-94 Process!

    From April 30 through May 25, 2013, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will roll out a new electronic I-94 process at air and sea ports of entry. Under the new CBP process, which begins at L.F. Wade International Airport on May 14, a CBP officer will provide each admitted nonimmigrant traveler with an admission stamp on their passport. CBP will no longer issue a paper Form I-94 upon entry to U.S., with some exceptions.   Learn more by reviewing this I-94 automation fact sheet. »

  • 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 »

    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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  • Attention!

    The Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs is currently experiencing technical problems with our visa system which are affecting operations globally.  We recognize that this may cause inconvenience to travelers, and apologize for the delay. Please go to: for more information.

  • 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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  • Apply for an eInternship!
    Apply for an eInternship!
    You can intern with U.S. Embassies around the world and in Washington, D.C. while you're at school. eInternships with U.S. Government agencies give you real experience working with government offices in the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Broadcasting Board of Governors, the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Commerce, the Department of Education, etc. MORE
  • 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.

  • Affordable Care Act & US Citizens Abroad
    Affordable Care Act & US Citizens Abroad
    Find out how the individual shared responsibility provision of the Affordable Care Act affects U.S. citizens living abroad starting in 2014. More

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  • 1. Memorial Day was founded to honor military personnel who died in...
    • a. The Revolutionary War
    • b. The Civil War
    • c. The Spanish-American War
    • d. World War I
  • 2. On what date was Memorial Day first observed?
    • a. May 30th, 1856
    • b. May 5th, 1866
    • c. May 25th, 1889
    • d. May 29th, 1901