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  • 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

  • RBDF Marines assist with handover of hurricane relief aid.  (Photo State Dept.)

    U.S. Embassy Supports Hurricane Joaquin Relief Effort

  • 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

  • Chargé Johnson with Acting Commodore of the RBDF Capt. Tellis Bethel; senior RBPF officials, Amanda Moncur, Special Olympics Bahamas and athletes, ADCM Brown and title sponsor rep for Marco’s Pizza, Vashti Simmons.
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    U.S. Embassy Hosts 6th Annual EKS Day

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  • U.S. Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Lisa Johnson presents 10th grade student at Queen’s College Jayda Ritchie with her first place prize, a Microsoft Surface tablet.  (Photo State Dept.)
    U.S. Embassy Announces Winners of the 2016 MLK Essay Contest

    The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the winners of the 10th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay contest. The purpose of the contest is to encourage students to explore the life of Dr. King and his impact on the civil rights movement. The contest attracted participation from high school students throughout New Providence, Grand Bahama and the Family Islands. This year’s theme came from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous speech entitled, I Have a Dream where Dr. King shared his dream of a world where all people lived in peace and harmony.  

  • The U.S. Embassy’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) Section, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) collaborate to deliver cyber-crime training for 16 RBPF Officers in Nassau.  (Photo State Dept.)
    U.S. Embassy Provides Cyber Crime Training for the Royal Bahamas Police Force

    In an effort to bolster The Bahamas’ ability to prevent and respond to cyber-attacks, the U.S. Embassy’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) Section, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) collaborated to deliver cyber-crime training for 16 RBPF Officers January 19-21 in Nassau. The cyber vulnerability assessment course, attended by RBPF cyber investigators and forensics specialists, was made possible through the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI) to combat transnational crime that threatens regional security.  

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    New Security Measures at U.S. Embassy for U.S. Visa Applicants

    New security measures have been implemented at the U.S. Embassy in Nassau. 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. 

  • Members of the judiciary and NCSC participate in writing workshop.  (Photo State Dept.)
    National Center for State Courts and Judiciary Partner on Judicial Writing Workshop

    The National Center for State Courts (NCSC) and the Chief Justice partnered together to deliver a Written and Oral Judgments Workshop for approximately 50 Supreme and Appeals Court Judges, Registrars, and Magistrates January 8-9 in Nassau.  

  • U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Lisa Johnson. (Photo State Dept.)
    Statement 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.  

  • 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 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.)
    US Chargé 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 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.