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  • Astana: U.S. Service Academies Invite Kazakhstani Applicants

    The Office of Military Cooperation is pleased to invite young Kazakhstanis to compete for appointment to the U.S. service academies for the Class of 2019, which begins in the summer of 2015. Candidates must be unmarried and within the age limit of 17-23 years old as of July 1, 2015. Appointees will sign a contract with the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Kazakhstan to return and serve in the Armed Forces for a specified period of time. 

  • Helsinki: American Center Invites Applications for 2014 Grant

    The ARC's annual scholarship provides a grant of 1,000 Euros to support Master’s degree work on studies of the U.S. The application deadline is November 28. 

  • Amman: 2016 Diversity Immigrant Visa Lottery Registration Begins

    Applications for the 2016 Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery opened at noon U.S. Eastern time on October 1 and will close at noon Eastern time on November 3. This annual program makes U.S. immigrant visas available through a computer-generated random lottery for persons who meet strict eligibility requirements. 

  • Caracas: New Visa Appointment and Payment Procedures Coming

    To provide better service to applicants, the embassy is implementing new visa appointment and fee payment procedures effective October 25. The system will eliminate the current appointment-scheduling fee, the need for a PIN, and the Call Center contact fee, and will include document delivery, thus reducing the overall cost of applying for a U.S. visa. 

  • Niamey: Ambassador Hosts YALI Fellows

    U.S. Ambassador to Niger Eunice Reddick hosted a reception at her residence in honor of the 2014 Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Mandela Washington Fellows. 

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