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September 11th – 20th Anniversary Commemoration – Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Marja Verloop

September 10, 2021 – Grote Kerk, The Hague Photo gallery Video coverage of the event (source: NOS) Remarks by Prime Minister Rutte  I grew up in New Jersey, just across the Hudson from Manhattan—or as I, a Dutch-born American, secretly thought of it —“New Amsterdam.” As a child, my mother would regularly take me to the “City”, sharing her love for the vibrant diversity and palpable energy ...
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Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT)

The October 2021 Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT) will be administered from September 30 through October 9. Information and testing locations, including testing locations in the Netherlands  and options for home-based online proctored testing, can be found at http://www.pearsonvue.com/fsot . Information about the Foreign Service selection process can be found at http://careers.state.gov/ .
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Irregular Social Security services at U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam.

The COVID-19 pandemic and the need to prioritize the health of our staff and visitors has drastically impacted all consular processing at U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam.  Due to severe staffing shortages and backlogs in demand for citizenship services we are currently unable to provide services on behalf of the Social Security Administration on a regular ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Launch of Pay.gov DS-82 Passport Renewal Online Fee Payment Pilot

The Department of State is pleased to announce that U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam has been selected as a pilot location for payment of DS-82 passport renewal fees online.  Beginning July 19, 2021, adult passport applicants wishing to pay for their DS-82 renewal application online may visit https://nl.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/passports/mailin-wizard-q1/  to determine eligibility to use this option.  If eligible, ...
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Update on visa processing for students, journalists, and business travelers.

The COVID-19 pandemic and the need to prioritize the health of our staff and visitors has drastically impacted all consular processing at U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam. We recognize that applicants in nonimmigrant visa categories, especially students, journalists, and business travelers, are having difficulty scheduling timely appointments for visa interviews, and in some cases no appointments ...
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