News & Events

Update on Non-Immigrant Visa Services for Summer & Fall 2021 (July 22, 2021)

The pandemic continues to severely impact the number of visas our embassy is able to process. We are making significant efforts with constrained resources. However, capacity remains extremely limited for all non-immigrant visa interview appointments. Please note that all available non-immigrant visa appointments for August and September 2021 are filled.  At this time, we do not ...
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COVID-19 Information

Updated: July 14, 2021 ***  Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days ...
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Update on Non-Immigrant Visa Services for Students & Exchange Visitors (June 15, 2021)

The pandemic continues to severely impact the number of visas our embassies and consulates abroad are able to process. We are making significant efforts with constrained resources to safely return to pre-pandemic workload levels. However, capacity is extremely limited for all non-immigrant visa interview appointments, including students, through at least the end of the summer. ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Citizens May Directly Return to the United States with Certain Expired U.S. Passports

United States Embassy Helsinki, Finland Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Citizens May Directly Return to the United States with Certain Expired U.S. Passports May 25, 2021 If you are overseas and your passport expired on or after January 1, 2020, you may be able to use your expired passport to return directly to the United ...
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Secretary Antony J. Blinken Intervention at Arctic Council Ministerial (May 20, 2021)

REMARKS ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE HARPA CONCERT HALL AND CONFERENCE CENTER REYKJAVIK, ICELAND MAY 20, 2021 SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Well, thank you very much, and I recognize that we’re the only thing standing between us and the signing ceremony, so we’ll try to be brief. Foreign ministers, permanent participant heads of delegation, working group ...
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