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Agency News and Press Releases

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  • U.S. Embassies and Consulates Unable to Accept Credit Card Payments (4/15/2014)
    USCIS alert that U.S. Embassies and Consulates around the world are unable to accept credit card payments at this time. As DOS processes USCIS petition fees for overseas USCIS Field Offices, payment by credit card will not be available until DOS resumes that service. Fees can be paid locally.
    AILA Doc. No. 14041540.
  • U.S. Embassy in Caracas Unable to Schedule First Time B-1/B-2 Visa Appointments(507 KB - 3/24/2014)
    DOS announcement stating that the U.S. Embassy in Caracas does not have sufficient consular staff to conduct appointments for first time tourist (B-1/B-2) visa applicants and appointments can only be obtained in emergency situations. Applicants may apply at other U.S. embassies or consulates abroad.
    AILA Doc. No. 14032457.
  • DOS Cable on Waiver of Visa Fees for 2014 and 2015 Special Olympics Summer Games(576 KB - 3/21/2014)
    A 03/20/14 DOS cable stating that the Deputy Secretary has authorized a waiver of all reciprocity and MRV fees for the members of delegations traveling to the 2014 Special Olympics Summer Games Invitational and the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games.
    AILA Doc. No. 14032141.
  • DOS Office of Private Sector Exchange Organizational Chart(807 KB - 3/17/2014)
    DOS organizational chart for the Office of Private Sector Exchange current as of 03/07/14. The Office of Private Sector Exchange works with academic institutions, educational and cultural organizations, corporations and other government agencies to administer the Exchange Visitor Program.
    AILA Doc. No. 14031740.
  • DOS Telephone List of Key Officers (Updated 2/28/14)(894 KB - 2/28/2014)
    Unclassified list of key Department of State officers current as of 2/28/14.
    AILA Doc. No. 07122063.
  • U.S. Embassy in Skopje Launches Same-Day Visa Processing for Kosovo Residents(507 KB - 2/25/2014)
    DOS announcement stating that the U.S. Embassy in Skopje, Macedonia has launched a new procedure allowing most Kosovo residents to receive their U.S. visas on the same day as their visa interview, effective February 24, 2014.
    AILA Doc. No. 14022560.
  • U.S. Consulate in Toronto Updates Document Submission Procedures for E Visa Applicants(517 KB - 2/14/2014)
    DOS announcement stating that the U.S. Consulate in Toronto has updated document submission procedures for E-1 and E-2 visa applicants, effective March 1, 2014.
    AILA Doc. No. 14021442.
  • DOS Travel Warning for Russia(600 KB - 2/3/2014)
    DOS 01/24/2014 travel warning for Russia, alerting U.S. citizens planning to attend the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia that they should remain attentive regarding their personal security at all times.
    AILA Doc. No. 14020307.
  • Sochi 2014- Visitor Information For Olympic and Paralympic Games(601 KB - 2/3/2014)
    DOS announcement that American Citizens Services (ACS) office in Sochi will provide U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Russia with information related to the XXII Winter Olympic Games and XI Paralympic Games. ACS Sochi will provide routine and emergency services to U.S. citizens in need.
    AILA Doc. No. 14020305.
  • DOS Security Message to U.S. Citizens in Thailand(486 KB - 1/22/2014)
    Travel alert from the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand, with a security message for U.S. citizens, including that the Thai government has imposed a 60-day state of emergency in Bangkok and several surrounding providences, effective 1/22/14.
    AILA Doc. No. 14012245.
  • DOS Travel Warning for Mexico(737 KB - 1/15/2014)
    DOS 1/9/14 travel warning for Mexico, warning U.S. citizens about the risks of traveling to Mexico due to threats to safety and security posted by Transnational Criminal Organizations in the country.
    AILA Doc. No. 14011551.
  • DOS Global Social Media Presence List (1/10/2014)
    DOS list of official social media accounts associated with the Department.
    AILA Doc. No. 14011000.
  • DOS Notice of Embassy and Consulate Closings (Updated 1/3/14) (1/3/2014)
    The U.S. Embassy in Juba, South Sudan will no longer provide any consular services to U.S. citizens in the Republic of South Sudan as of 01/04/2014.
    AILA Doc. No. 11151120.