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
Tigertones Reception 2014
On September 4, Consul General Bob Settje hosted a reception for friends of the Consulate. The Princeton Tigertones provided the entertainment.ALSO: Photos
Star Spangled Bermuda Reception 2014
On August 16, Consul General Settje attended and spoke at a reception organized by the St. George’s Historical Society marking the end of the War of 1812.
BDA Awards Ceremony 2014
On August 8, Deputy Principal Officer Linda Rosalik represented the Consulate at an awards ceremony for community leaders involved in creating preventative measures and programs for youth.
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.
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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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- a. Freedom
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- b. “How can I influence my leaders?”
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