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  • Star Spangled Bermuda Reception 2014

    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

    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.

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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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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Consulate Bulletins

  • Hurricane Cristobal!
    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.

    Although it now appears that Hurricane Cristobal will pass well to the west of Bermuda, it serves as a reminder of the importance of preparation during 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.

  • Sign Up Now!
    Americans residing in or visiting Bermuda, please sign up now!
    STEP allows US citizens to enter information about an upcoming trip abroad so that the Department of State can better assist in an emergency and also allows US residing abroad to get routine information from the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.

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  • 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. 

  • 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
  • NAS Bermuda
    NAS Bermuda

    The U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and the Canadian Forces group is composed of veterans of the Bermuda bases, with service dates in Bermuda over four decades – from World War II through the end of the Cold War.  They share the same history, sense of duty, and honor. They are planning a reunion trip to Bermuda in 2014. Please check out their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/34095916878/

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  • 1. Observed on the first Monday in September, Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of workers. In what century was the idea first proposed to honor workers?
    • a. 18th
    • b. 19th
    • c. 20th
    • d. 21st
  • 2. Where was the first Labor Day celebration held?
    • a. Chicago
    • b. Boston
    • c. Philadelphia
    • d. New York City