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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. 

  • Pretoria: Embassy Congratulates GIST Startup Bootcamp Winners

    U.S. Embassy Pretoria congratulates the winners of the 2016 GIST Startup Bootcamp’s business pitch competition, Christian Mwijage and Elineca Ndowo and their social enterprise EcoAct Tanzania. The bootcamp provided 75 young innovators from across Africa with skills and mentoring, including training from international experts on how to improve business pitches and conduct research on potential markets and customer needs. 

  • Ashgabat: Applications Open for Humphrey Fellowships

    The U.S. Embassy in Turkmenistan announces an open competition for the 2017-2018 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program. The Humphrey Fellowship Program brings accomplished mid-level professionals to the United States for a year of graduate, non-degree, academic coursework and professional development activities. The application deadline is May 15, 2016. 

  • Buenos Aires: The Embassy at the 42nd International Buenos Aires Book Fair

    The Embassy of the United Sates will be present once more at the 42nd Buenos Aires International Book Fair with a rich program of activities. This year, our theme is “Creativity and the Creative Process”. Our booth will feature a collection of books covering the broad spectrum of creation from arts to technology, for adults and kids. 

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