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  • Changes to Visa Waiver Program

    Under the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015, individuals in certain categories are no longer eligible to travel or be admitted to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program. These individuals will still be able to apply for a visa using the regular appointment process at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate. 

  • Changes to U.S. Passports

    Extra visa pages will no longer be added to U.S. passports. Instead, 52-page passport books will be issued at no extra cost to U.S. citizens applying from outside the United States. 

  • Bishkek: Embassy Announces "I Love English" Video Contest 2016

    The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the opening of the 2016 I Love English Video Contest. Eligible individuals may enter the contest by creating and submitting a video with the words “I love English” either spoken or communicated in some other way (e.g. written, visual, etc.). Videos may be up to 30 seconds in length. The deadline for submissions is February 5. 

  • Astana: Call for Applications for the Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program

    The Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA) consists of a six-week non-degree, non-credit academic program of seminars, and a practicum in a U.S. secondary school near their host university to work with U.S. teachers and teach and present to U.S. students. The application deadline is April 15. 

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