GEW Launch 2014
On November 6, Consul General Settje joined the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation for the launch of Global Entrepreneurship Week and the prize-giving ceremony for 2014 BizCamp.
Bermuda National Library 175 yr Anniversary
Consul General Bob Settje joined Governor George Fergusson, Minister of Community Culture and Sports Wayne Scott, and head librarian Joanne Brangman to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the Bermuda National Library on October 9.
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
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 on September 23 featured William Spriggs of the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation leading discussion of the Consulate-provided DVD, "You're the Boss."
Latest Headlines from the Consulate
The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce a special opportunity for emerging civil society leaders to participate in a 6-18 month professional fellowship in the United States.
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.
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.
Consulate Movie Night
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.
Important Articles & Links
1. November 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. How many days of work are missed each year by women in the U.S. because of domestic violence?
- a. 80,000
- b. 800,000
- c. 8 million
- d. 80 million
2. What percent of homicides of women in the U.S. is the result of domestic violence?
- a. 10
- b. 25
- c. 33
- d. 50