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  • U.S. and Bahamian officials participate in the official cake cutting at the 4th of July celebration.    (Photo State Dept.)

    U.S. Embassy and USNORTHCOM Celebrate the 4th of July

  • Bishop Michael Eldon High School won the overall first place title in this year’s competition. The team and chaperone are pictured with Ramould Ferreira, Ferriera & Company, and U.S. Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Lisa Johnson.  (Photo State Dept.)

    U.S. Embassy Sponsors National High School Earth Day Science Exhibit

  • U.S. Charge d'Affaires a.i. Lisa Johnson a nd Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration Fred Mitchell participate in the signing ceremony.  (Photo State Dept.)

    U.S. Embassy Provides $2.7M to The Bahamas to Fight Transnational Crime

  • American poet Omekongo Dibinga inspires C.R. Walker high school students with a selection of his powerful spoken word performance. (Photo State Dept.)

    American Poet Inspires High School Students Through Spoken Word and Poetry

Embassy News

  • U.S. Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Lisa Johnson formally recognized Ms. Vivette Moss of the Registrar General’s Office for her help in the verification of visa applicants’ biographical information.  (Photo State Dept.)
    U.S. Embassy Hosts Consular Reception

    The U.S. Embassy’s Consular Section held a reception at Liberty Overlook in appreciation of its key partners who support safe and responsible travel as well as provide services to assist American citizens in The Bahamas. The event served as an opportunity to recognize some of the Embassy’s most critical and helpful contacts.  

  • U.S. and Bahamian officials attend the National Center for State Courts workshop.  (Photo State Dept.)
    NCSC Partners with Police and Prosecutors on Criminal Gang Investigation and Prosecution Workshop

    The National Center for State Courts (NCSC) and the Ministries of Legal Affairs and National Security partnered to deliver a Criminal Gang Investigation and Prosecution Workshop for more than 40 ministry officials, public prosecutors, police investigators, and corrections officers August 6-7 in Nassau.  

  • Environment Forestry Officer Danielle Hanek with U.S. Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Lisa Johnson. (Photo State Dept.)
    Bahamian Forestry Officer Participates in U.S. State Department Exchange Focused on Environmental Protection

    Ministry of the Environment Forestry Officer Danielle Hanek paid a courtesy call on U.S. Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Lisa Johnson to discuss her recent participation in an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) focused on “Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation.” Ms. Hanek, the only participant from the Caribbean region was joined by conservationists representing both the private and public sectors from seventeen different countries.  

  • U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Lisa Johnson. (Photo State Dept.)
    Statement by U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Lisa Johnson on the 2015 Trafficking in Persons Report

    The U.S. Embassy in Nassau congratulates the Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas on its Tier 1 ranking in the 2015 TIP Report. We commend the government for its efforts to strengthen anti-trafficking law enforcement, protect trafficking victims, and inform the public and potential victims about trafficking.  

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    New Security Measures at U.S. Embassy Expected to Impact U.S. Visa Applicants

    On May 15, new security measures will be implemented at the U.S. Embassy in Nassau that are expected to impact the U.S. visa application process. To better streamline security screening, the U.S. Embassy will no longer provide storage services for restricted articles that are not allowed to be brought into the building. Under the new regulations, U.S. visa applicants who arrive at the U.S. Embassy carrying restricted items will be refused entry and risk missing their visa appointments. 

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. (Photo State Dept.)
    Bahamian Independence Day Message from Secretary of State John Kerry

    On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas as you celebrate 42 years of independence on July 10.  

  • U.S. Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Lisa Johnson with Bahamian women in law enforcement and the justice sector along with senior officials at U.S. Embassy Nassau. (Photo State Dept.)
    U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Hosts Roundtable with Women Leaders in Law Enforcement

    U.S. Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Lisa Johnson hosted a roundtable discussion at Liberty Overlook with Bahamian women in law enforcement and the justice sector. The dialogue provided a forum to discuss challenges and opportunities unique to women in law enforcement in The Bahamas, the United States, and worldwide.  

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U.S. Visa Appointment System

  • Visa Logo (File Photo)

    The U.S. Embassy in Nassau has launched a web-based appointment system that affects visa applicants throughout The Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands. There will not be a fee increase associated with these changes.  With the new system, applicants will now pay the application fee at a local Cash ‘N Go location. After the fee is paid, applicants will be able to schedule an appointment using the new web-based system at  Applicants residing on New Providence or Grand Bahama will now have their passport and visa delivered by courier to a local DHL office.