Want to immigrate to the U.S? Register with the Diversity Visa Program now!

Wednesday October 3, 2018 registration for the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program has started.  Registration for the Diversity Visa stays open until noon, Eastern Standard Time, Tuesday, November 6, 2017 and is free. What is the Diversity Visa Program? This Congressionally mandated program, often called the Green Card Lottery makes available up to 50,000 immigrant diversity ...
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We’re here for you: information booth and presentation for U.S. Citizens this Sunday at the Expat Fair

This Sunday, October 7th, representatives from the U.S. Consulate General will be present at the Expat Fair held at the Beurs van Berlage (Damrak 243) in Amsterdam. They are available for questions on U.S. Citizen services from 10:00-17:00. Presentation: we’re here for you (13:30-14:00, Red Room) From 13:30 to 14:00 we will give a presentation ...
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Statement by Department of State Spokesperson: Attack on American Citizens in Amsterdam

September 2, 2018 STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Attack on American Citizens in Amsterdam The Department of State extends its concern and support for two U.S. citizens injured in an attack Friday in Amsterdam. We ask that all parties respect the privacy of the victims and their families at this difficult ...
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2 Simple Steps for U.S. Citizens Overseas to Vote from Anywhere

Life can take you lots of places. And you can vote from all of them. Here’s how: First, register and request your ballot. Go to FVAP.gov to fill out the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) and send it to your election office as soon as possible to meet voter registration deadlines in October (or earlier ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Personal Security Reminder

The recent announcement that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and plans to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem may spark protests, some of which have the potential to become violent.   U.S. Mission the Netherlands reminds U.S. citizens of the need for caution and awareness of personal security. ...
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President Donald J. Trump Announces Enhanced National Security Measures

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate ReleaseSeptember 24, 2017 New security measures establish minimum requirements for international cooperation to support U.S. visa and immigration vetting Today, President Donald J. Trump announced the establishment of enhanced national security measures, aimed at creating—for the first time in history—minimum requirements for international cooperation to ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Amsterdam Police Cordon Off Amstelstraat Area After Finding Hand Grenade

U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens:  Amsterdam Police Cordon Off Amstelstraat Area After Finding Hand Grenade August 24, 2017 Amsterdam Police report discovering a hand grenade in the Amstelstraat area and are investigating.  The area has been cordoned off to the public.  U.S. citizens should avoid the area and follow the instructions ...
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Studying in the U.S.? The difference between a J and an F-visa

If you’re planning to study in the U.S. you need the visa that bests suits your purpose.  The organization managing the Student Exchange Visitor Program , the Department of Homeland Security, has an interesting read on what the differences are between an F and J visa, both of which can be used for studying in the U.S. You can ...
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E Visa Innovation: Introducing Certificate of Enrollment

In Summer 2017, the Amsterdam E Visa Unit is rolling out a new program that should both improve customer service and ensure integrity in the visa review process. The Amsterdam E Visa Unit is granting a Certificate of Enrollment to previously approved E Visa companies which meet certain standards. This enrollment is based on the ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 Soccer Championship, July 16 – August 6, 2017

U.S. CONSULATE GENERAL AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 Soccer Championship, July 16 – August 6, 2017 July 17, 2017 The United States government is aware of a threat to this year’s UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 Soccer Championship taking place at various venues throughout the Netherlands from July 16 ...
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U.S. Supreme Court Decision on the President’s Executive Order “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States”

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC June 26, 2017 With the objective of maximizing national security, the Department of State will implement Executive Order 13780, “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States” in an orderly fashion, consistent with the Supreme Court’s unanimous order, and in accordance with the Presidential ...
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Traveling alone with your kids this summer? Be prepared to avoid delays

Authorities at Schiphol Airport take seriously their responsibilities to protect children.  One way is to require additional screening of minors traveling alone or with only one parent.  If you are traveling alone with kids this summer, or are entrusting them in the care of someone else, we recommend you fill out and bring with you ...
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Important Message: Executive Order on Visas

On March 6, 2017, President Trump signed a new Executive Order on Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States which directs us to review current screening procedures, while protecting national security – our top priority when issuing visas.  The Executive Order has an effective date of March 16, 2017. We are ...
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Executive Order Protecting The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States

  By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. 1101 et seq., and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, and to protect the Nation from terrorist activities by foreign nationals admitted to ...
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Worldwide Caution

As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad.  This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated September ...
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Important Announcement: Executive Order on Visas

An order issued by a U.S. District court in the state of Washington  on February 3 bars the U.S. government from enforcing certain provisions of Executive Order 13769, “Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals,” including those related to visas and travel for nationals of Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen. ...
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Urgent Notice –UPDATED– Under the Executive Order signed January 27, 2017

UPDATED:  Under the Executive Order on Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals signed on January 27, 2017, visa issuance to nationals of the countries of Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen has been suspended effective immediately until further notification. We will announce any other changes affecting travelers to the United ...
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