News & Events

Presentation of SOTU by Charge’ d’Affairs

On January 28, 2015, Embassy Asmara showed President Obama’s State of the Union Address to Congress. Charge d’ Affairs Louis Mazel introduced the speech, explaining the constitutional requirement and the history of the event. The audience, which included several ambassadors and civil society representatives, were provided with a printed copy of the speech as well as the ...
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International Education Week

On November 20, Embassy Consular Officer Debra Johnson discussed on the F1visa/student visa to more than 300 students from different colleges.  The discussion started by the Educational Advisor on “Guidance on how to secure your Student Visa”.   She explained the first three steps: Research your Option, Finance your studies and complete your application. There was ...
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Halloween

On October 30, Deputy Chief of Mission, Lori Peterson Dando, spoke to a skeptical audience about “Halloween”; its origins, how it is celebrated in different countries and how it arrived in America through Irish immigrants.  Feted with Halloween candy, raffle prizes and the DCM’s special glasses, the participants warmed to the idea of trick or ...
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Technical Problems with Visa System

We have made significant progress and issued most of the delayed visas worldwide. We are working to bring our systems back to full operational capacity. We continue to prioritize immigrant visas, adoption cases, and emergency nonimmigrant visa cases. We are printing visas for these cases with very few delays. We are aware of a small number of ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires John Hoover

Remarks by John Hoover, Chargé d’Affaires of the Embassy of the United States of America On the Occasion of the 238th Anniversary of the American Declaration of Independence Asmara, Eritrea, July 3, 2014 Ministers and officials of the Government of the State of Eritrea; Members of the Diplomatic Corps; Fellow Americans; U.S. Embassy colleagues; Ladies ...
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