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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 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.  

  • 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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    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. Secretary of State John Kerry.  (Photo State Dept.)
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Releases the 2014 Human Rights Report

    On June 25, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivered remarks in Washington, D.C. on the 2014 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (HRRs). The Secretary of State is required by law to provide to Congress every year, “a full and complete report regarding the status of internationally recognized human rights.” In accordance with this mandate, the annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices -- the Human Rights Reports -- describe the status in countries around the world of internationally recognized human rights, including reflected in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. 

  • U.S. Charge d'Affaires a.i. Lisa Johnson with representatives from the Zonta Club of Nassau.  (Photo State Dept.)
    U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Addresses Women Leaders at Zonta Club of Nassau

    U.S. Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Lisa Johnson addressed Zonta Club of Nassau’s monthly luncheon meeting held at Luciano’s of Chicago’s restaurant on East Bay Street. In her remarks, Chargé Johnson commended the women in attendance for their continued efforts to advance the status of women in The Bahamas. She also lauded Zonta Club’s partnerships with the Crisis Centre and AIDS Foundation, as well as their work with Bahamian youth through school literacy programs and the Z Clubs at the College of The Bahamas and St. John’s College.  

  • BASH Executive Director Terry Miller receives grant certificate from Susan Snyder, the Deputy Director for Western Hemisphere Programs in the State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs.  (Photo State Dept.)
    U.S. Embassy Grants $25,000 to BASH to Combat Substance Abuse

    The U.S. Embassy’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) Section awarded the Bahamas Association for Social Health (BASH) a $25,000 grant to implement an anti-drug media campaign targeting at-risk populations in The Bahamas. BASH submitted the winning proposal for an openly-competed small grant competition. The grant was awarded at BASH’s residential substance treatment center and headquarters by Susan Snyder, the Deputy Director for WHP/INL.  

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U.S. Visa Appointment System

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    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 http://usvisa-info.com/.  Applicants residing on New Providence or Grand Bahama will now have their passport and visa delivered by courier to a local DHL office.