News & Events

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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U.S. Embassy, Asmara, Eritrea Security Message for U.S. Citizens 25 January 2013

This is a Security Message for U.S. citizens in Eritrea. The U.S. Embassy has been monitoring the situation reported in the Security Message for U.S. Citizens dated January 21, 2013. At this time, the U.S. Embassy has seen no further indication of continued events that would warrant unusual concern. The U.S. Embassy is operating under normal business ...
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U.S. Embassy, Asmara, Eritrea Security Message for U.S. Citizens 22 January 2013

This is a Security Message for U.S. citizens in Eritrea.  The U.S. Embassy has been made aware of increased military presence in some sections of Asmara.  Employees of the U.S. government have been advised to limit their movements within the city, avoid large gatherings, and exercise caution.  We strongly recommend that private U.S. citizens do ...
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