U.S. Social Security Representative to Visit Bermuda

A representative from the United States Social Security Administration (SSA) will visit Bermuda next week to assist American Citizens with social security matters. The representative will be available to answer questions from the public about matters including, but not limited to, social security number applications, applying for social security benefits, veterans benefits and any issues ...
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U.S. Consulate Issues Travel Information Confirming Visa Exemption for Bermuda Citizens

In an effort to assist Bermudians while traveling overseas, the U.S. Consulate General is making available information regarding Bermudians’ privilege to enter the United States without a visa.  This travel information is intended for Bermuda passport holders to have readily available in the event airline personnel or immigration officers outside Bermuda and the United States ...
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U.S. Consulate and BUEI’s Free Summer Film Series Continues with Captain America

The U.S. Consulate is partnering with the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute (BUEI) to offer a free summer film series May – August. The public is welcome to attend a free matinee on the last Saturday of each month featuring films that cover a range of interesting topics from women in science, ocean conservation, endangered wildlife ...
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Free Summer Film Series to Highlight LGBTI Pride Month

The U.S. Consulate is partnering with the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute (BUEI) to offer a free summer film series May – August. The public is welcome to attend a free matinee on the last Saturday of each month featuring films that cover a range of interesting topics from women in science, ocean conservation, endangered wildlife ...
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Harvard Performs Free Public Concert for Action on Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Bishop Nicholas Dill and U.S. Consul General Mary Ellen Koenig invite all ages to attend a free lunchtime concert at the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity (‘Anglican Cathedral’) on Tuesday, March 13th at 12:30, featuring the Radcliffe Pitches , the Harvard Krokodiloes and the Din and Tonics . These Harvard a Capella groups have performed annually in Bermuda for over ...
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Temporary Reduction in Consular Services at the U.S. Consulate

The U.S. Consulate encourages those in need of routine consular services including the renewal of visas and U.S. passports to schedule appointments as soon as possible to avoid potential delays in service due to ongoing construction on the premises. Construction is underway on the Consulate grounds and is soon expected to impact the Consular Section. ...
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U.S. Consulate hosts Movie Night at the National Library honoring Black History Month

The Bermuda National Library and the U.S. Consulate will host a screening of the film Marshall in honor of Black History Month at the National Library on Queen Street on Thursday, February 22 at 6:00 p.m. Marshall, tells the story of a young Thurgood Marshall as he travels across the U.S. on behalf of the ...
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U.S. Consulate Buys “Cedarhurst” in Hamilton Parish

After leasing “Cedarhurst” for nine years, the United States Government purchased the residence located on Wilkinson Avenue in Hamilton Parish earlier this week. The property will continue to serve as the official home for the U.S. Consul General to Bermuda. Consul General Mary Ellen Koenig commented, “I am delighted that this gracious and lovely Bermuda ...
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Bermuda Hosts First American Fulbrighter

  Consul General Koenig and the Bermuda exchange group welcomes Ms. Valerie Palamountain to Bermuda. From top left – Tawana Flood, Pandora Glasford, Jason Hayward, Consul General Mary Ellen Koenig, Valerie Palamountain, Dr. Radell Tankard, Judy Teart, George Outerbridge.   For the first time in the 72-year history of the Fulbright Program, a U.S. academic ...
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U.S. Consulate Brings Speaker from NAACP to Bermuda for Human Rights Day

The U.S. Consulate has invited American speaker Hilary Shelton to Bermuda to participate in a series of events leading up to Human Rights day on December 10. Mr. Shelton, Director of the National Association for the Advancement for Colored People (NAACP) Washington Bureau and Senior Vice President for Advocacy and Policy, will participate in activities ...
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U.S. Consulate Celebrates Women’s Entrepreneurship Day

U.S. Consul General Mary Ellen Koenig hosted a luncheon sponsored by Butterfield Bank for local entrepreneurs celebrating Women’s Entrepreneurship Day on November 17, featuring American guest speaker, Monica Dodi, founder of The Women’s Venture Capital Fund. The luncheon was part of a series of activities highlighting Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) in partnership with the Bermuda ...
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U.S. Consulate Brings Speakers to Bermuda For Global Entrepreneurship Week

The U.S. Consulate has invited two American speakers to participate in Bermuda’s Global Entrepreneurship Week activities.  The two speakers, Monica Dodi and Buzzy Thibodeaux, will participate in events sponsored by the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) and other local partners. On November 17, Ms. Dodi will highlight Women’s Entrepreneurship Day by participating in a breakfast ...
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Notice Regarding Social Security Services

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has consolidated its overseas operations into several regional offices that provide a full range of SSA services for U.S. citizens residing outside of the United States. Effective October 1, 2017, individuals residing in Bermuda who require social security services or have questions about SSA benefits must email SJRegion@ssa.gov . As of ...
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U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Venturous to Visit Bermuda

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter VENTUROUS (WMEC 625) is scheduled to arrive in Bermuda this week, as it continues its Living Marine Resources patrol in the Atlantic Ocean, enforcing fisheries laws and ensuring vessels conform with Safety Of Life At Sea (SOLAS) regulations.  The cutter will be moored at Penno’s Wharf in St. George. VENTUROUS ...
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U.S. Consulate Hosts Movie Night with Hidden Figures at the National Library

The Bermuda National Library and the U.S. Consulate will host a book donation ceremony followed by the screening of the movie Hidden Figures at the National Library on Queen Street on Thursday, June 15th at 5:30 p.m. Hidden Figures, tells the story of three African-American women working at NASA who made major – previously unacknowledged ...
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Local Shipping Companies Recognized with U.S. Coast Guard Awards

On May 18, the U.S. Consulate and the U.S. Coast Guard recognized four shipping companies registered in Bermuda for participating in the United States Coast Guard’s (USCGC) voluntary search and rescue network, AMVER (Automated Mutual-Assistance Vessel Rescue).  Search and rescue authorities around the world use the voluntary ship reporting system to assist ships and aircraft ...
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South Carolina Special Primary Election Scheduled for May 2

The State of South Carolina will conduct a special primary election on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, for the 5th Congressional District to replace Mick Mulvaney who was confirmed as the Director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. This district consists of Cherokee, Chester, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lancaster, Lee, Union, and York counties, and portions ...
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Montana Special Election Scheduled for May 25

The State of Montana will conduct a special election on Thursday, May 25, 2017, for its at-large Congressional District to replace Ryan Zinke who was confirmed as the U.S. Secretary of the Interior.  This district represents all counties in Montana. Service members, eligible family members and overseas citizens may use the Federal Post Card Application ...
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Harvard Performs Free Public Concert for SCARS

Bishop Nicholas Dill and U.S. Consul General Mary Ellen Koenig invite all ages to attend a free lunchtime concert at the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity (‘Anglican Cathedral’) on Tuesday, March 14th at 12:00 noon, featuring the Radcliffe Pitches and the Harvard Krokodiloes . This is the 10th year that the Harvard a Capella groups have performed publically ...
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U.S. Consulate hosts Movie Nights at the National Library honoring Black History Month

The Bermuda National Library and the U.S. Consulate will host two movie screenings in honor of Black History Month at the National Library on Queen Street on Tuesday, February 7 and 21. The National Library will screen Freedom Riders on February 7 at 6:00 p.m. and Red Tails on February 21 at 6:00 p.m. Freedom ...
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Consulate to Discuss U.S. Work/Travel Options for Bermudians

Consul General Mary Ellen Koenig will host an information session about exchange opportunities available to young Bermudians to work and travel in the United States.  This session is open to young people from any school in Bermuda and their parents, but please note that these opportunities are only open to young people over the age ...
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Free Film Festival at BUEI Focuses on Ocean Themes

The U.S.  Consulate is partnering with the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute (BUEI) to sponsor a film festival focusing on oceans.  The Our Ocean, One Future Film Festival will feature six films focusing on issues ranging from the impact of global warming to marine species preservation.   Admission to all screenings is open to the public free ...
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New U.S. Regulations Permit the Importation of Cuban Products from Bermuda

On October 14, the U.S. Treasury announced new amendments to the Cuban Assets Control Regulations which will permit travelers to the United States to import Cuban-origin merchandise from third countries, such as Bermuda, for personal use.  Previous regulations did not permit travelers to legally take Cuban products into the United States from any location except ...
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U.S. Consulate to Offer Absentee Voting Workshop at Chubb Building

The U.S. Consulate General in Hamilton, Bermuda, will conduct a nonpartisan absentee voting workshop and registration drive for U.S. citizens residing in Bermuda on August 5, 2016 at: the Chubb Building (former Ace building) 17 Woodbourne Avenue From 11 Am – 2:30 PM The participants will be introduced to the Federal Voting Assistance program (FVAP) ...
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Bermudian Entrepreneur networks at “Awesome” Global Summit

For a young Bermudian entrepreneur looking to expand his business, it doesn’t get much better than networking and getting advice at a summit that featured President Barack Obama and the leaders of some of the world’s most successful high-tech companies. “It was awesome to take part,” said Connor Burns, who attended the U.S. Government’s most ...
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U.S. Consulate Recognizes Local Shipping Companies with U.S. Coast Guard Awards

On July 14, the U.S. Consulate recognized five shipping companies registered in Bermuda for participating in the United States Coast Guard’s (USCGC) voluntary search and rescue network, AMVER (Automated Mutual-Assistance Vessel Rescue).  Search and rescue authorities around the world use the voluntary ship reporting system to assist ships and aircraft in distress at sea. The ...
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IRS Webinar Foreign Earned Income for US Overseas Taxpayers

On June 29, 2016, 3:00-4:00 p.m. local time, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will host a webinar, “Foreign Earned Income for U.S. Overseas Taxpayers.” The webinar will cover requirements for claiming the foreign income exclusion; identifying which form to use: Form 2555 or 2555-EZ; specifying information to include on Form 2555 or 2555-EZ; and live ...
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“Standing In The Shadows Of Motown” To Screen

The U.S. Consulate and the Adult Library will continue the Bermuda National Library’s regular Consulate Night at the Library series at 6.00pm on Thursday, June 16 with a screening of “Standing in the Shadows of Motown.” The film is a documentary that recounts the story of The Funk Brothers, the uncredited studio musicians who recorded ...
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CONNOR BURNS TO ATTEND GES SUMMIT IN USA

The U.S. Consulate has announced that Connor Burns, co-founder of  Bermuda Aerial Media , has been invited to attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit [GES] from June 22 to June 24 in Palo Alto, California. Mr. Burns will be joining more than 700 entrepreneurs from around the world along with investors, speakers, and leaders in entrepreneurship. A spokesperson said, ...
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U.S. Consulate’s Bermuda international exchange visitor returns

The U.S. Consulate’s first participant in a Multiregional Project through the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), Mrs. Kelly Madeiros, has returned from a Department of State-funded visit to the United States looking at disability rights. Mrs. Madeiros is a Coordinator at the Department of Court Services and was instrumental in developing and implementing the Mental ...
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U.S.-Bermuda Exchange Program Looks at Disability Rights

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION & INFORMATION & THE AMERICAN CONSULATE GENERAL For Immediate Release May 23, 2016 PRESS INVITATION U.S.-Bermuda Exchange Program Looks at Disability Rights WHEN:          11:00 a.m., Thursday, May 26, 2016 WHERE:       A. B. Place Press Centre, Global House, Church Street U.S. Consul General Mary Ellen Koenig and Minister of Health, Seniors and Environment, ...
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Bermuda’s first Fishackathon a success

Bermuda coders and science enthusiasts of all ages convened at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) last weekend to develop tools to address sustainable fishing issues.  It was the first time that Bermuda has participated in the U.S. Department of State’s annual Fishackathon, which began three years ago, but it won’t be the last ...
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Bermuda Gearing up for Fishackathon 2016

HAMILTON, BERMUDA For Immediate Release April 19, 2016 Bermuda Gearing up for Fishackathon 2016 The U.S. Department of State’s third annual Fishackathon begins on Friday, Earth Day, in 40 locations around the world, including Bermuda.  Fishackathon Bermuda was made possible through the generosity of local sponsors, including ABIR, Conyers Dill & Pearman, CCS Group, the ...
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Important Update to Visa Waiver Program/ESTA and travel to the US

For Immediate Release March 29, 2016 Important Update to the Visa Waiver Program/ESTA and Travel to the U.S. U.S. Consulate in Hamilton issued a press-release yesterday about a requirement for individuals who travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP).  The requirement to have a valid electronic passport pertains only to citizens ...
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Bermuda to Host first Fishackathon

For Immediate Release Calling All Coders, Designers & Fisheries Experts: Bermuda to Host First Fishackathon Bermuda will be one of more than 40 locations worldwide to host “Fishackathon,” a two-day event on April 22-24 where techies and environmentalists of all ages are encouraged to join forces with their communities to create new applications and tools ...
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U.S. Consulate and Human Rights Commission to screen “Big Dream” on March 8

For Immediate Release March 1, 2016 U.S. CONSULATE & HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION TO SCREEN “BIG DREAM” ON MARCH 8 On March 8, to celebrate International Women’s Day, the U.S. Consulate and the Bermuda Human Rights Commission will be screening the documentary film, “Big Dream,” produced by The Big Dream Movement.  The film is the story ...
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Consulate to Discuss U.S. Work/Travel Options for Bermudians

For Immediate Release February 25, 2016 Consulate to Discuss U.S. Work/Travel Options for Bermudians Consul General Mary Ellen Koenig will host two information sessions about exchange opportunities available to young Bermudians to work and travel in the United States.  The sessions are open to young people from any school in Bermuda and their parents. The ...
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U.S. Consulate names first international exchange visitor

For Immediate Release February 9, 2016 U.S. CONSULATE NAMES FIRST INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE VISITOR The U.S. Consulate and the U.S. Embassy in London have selected Kelly Madeiros to attend an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) in the United States on the topic of disability rights.  Mrs. Madeiros is the Coordinator of the Department of Court Services.   ...
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American Cultural Envoys to visit Bermuda

U.S. Consulate Hamilton, Bermuda For Immediate Release January 13, 2016 American Cultural Envoys to Visit Bermuda The U.S. Consulate in Hamilton is pleased to announce that Huntertones, a Brooklyn-based band, will be in Bermuda as part of their 2016 international music tour sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.  The group will be performing at ...
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