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  • Delays in Visa Issuance
    Delays in Visa Issuance

    The Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs is currently experiencing technical problems with our passport/visa system. This issue is worldwide and is not specific to any particular country, citizenship document, or visa category. We apologize to applicants who are experiencing delays or are unable to obtain a passport, Consular Report of Birth Abroad, or visa at this time. We are working urgently to correct the problem and expect our system to be fully operational again soon. 

  • Special Feature: Independence Day 2014
    Special Feature: Independence Day 2014

    Independence Day is regarded as the birthday of the United States as a free and independent nation. Most Americans simply call it the "Fourth of July," on which date it always falls. All U.S. Government offices are closed. 

  • Secretary Kerry’s Remarks: World Oceans Day 2014
    Secretary Kerry’s Remarks: World Oceans Day 2014

    World Oceans Day is a time to pause and focus on protecting our ocean: our planet’s most extraordinary ecosystem. Life as we know it wouldn't be possible were it not for our ocean. We depend on the ocean for life’s essentials: the food we eat and the air that we breathe. It provides jobs for millions of people around the world, and a home for countless unique species. 

  • eJournal USA: Fourth of July – Everyone's Invited
    eJournal USA: Fourth of July – Everyone's Invited

    In all 50 states, Americans, naturalized citizens, and tourists alike celebrate the 238th year of U.S. independence.  

 

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