Georgia Special Election Scheduled for April 18

The State of Georgia will conduct a special election on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, for the 6th Congressional District to replace Tom Price who was confirmed as the U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary. This district consists of parts of northern Atlanta and parts of surrounding counties such as Cobb, Fulton, and Dekalb. Service members, eligible family members and overseas

California Special Primary Election Scheduled for April 4

The State of California will conduct a special primary election on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, for the 34th Congressional District to replace Xavier Becerra who was confirmed as Attorney General of California.  This district consists of part of Los Angeles County. If no candidate receives more than 50% of the vote, a special general election will be held on June

Kansas Special Election Scheduled for April 11

The State of Kansas will conduct a special election on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, for the 4th Congressional District to replace Mike Pompeo who resigned from the U.S. House of Representatives when he was confirmed and formally sworn in as the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.  This district consists of all or part of Barber, Butler, Chautauqua, Comanche, Cowley,

No Eyeglass Policy Comes Into Effect November 1, 2016

The “No Eyeglasses Policy” will go into effect November 1, 2016. Under this policy, Consular Affairs will no longer accept photographs of visa and passport applicants wearing eyeglasses, except in rare, medically-documented circumstances. For more information and examples please see

Final Opportunities to Return Voted Ballots!

Don’t wait; return your voted ballot right away! Remember U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling places; same-day in-person voting is not available outside the United States.  The majority of states require voted ballots to reach local election officials by the close of polls on Tuesday, November 8.  U.S. citizens who want to participate in the 2016 U.S. elections should

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) and will be able to

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 Q&A with IRS subject matter

Security Message to U.S. Citizens

The U.S. Consulate General in Hamilton alerts U.S. citizens to continuing protests in Hamilton over the Government of Bermuda’s proposed law that would grant status and permanent residency to current non-Bermudian residents who have lived in Bermuda for extended periods. Protests began on March 11 and have continued over the past four days.  The demonstrations have been largely peaceful, but

Voting in 2016 Elections

Your vote counts!  Did you know that many U.S. elections for house and senate have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters? All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot receipt deadline. Follow a few simple

Elimination of Visa Page Inserts for U.S. Passports

The U.S. Department of State will no longer add visa pages into U.S. passports beginning January 1, 2016. Previously, U.S. passport holders had the option to pay for the insertion of additional 24-page visa inserts when valid passports lacked adequate space for entry or exit visa stamps. The decision to discontinue this service was made to enhance the security of

US Citizens in Bermuda get benefits advice

A United States regional federal benefits officer yesterday spoke to more than 100 US citizens living in Bermuda about how they can best make use of the US Social Security Programme. Vivian Adebayo, who is based in the US Embassy in San José, Puerto Rico, said the heart of the discussion revolved around the benefits offered by social security, particularly

U.S. Consulate meeting: Social Security Benefits

The U.S. Consulate will sponsor a public meeting to discuss U.S. Social Security benefits and related issues on November 3rd. “The meeting will begin promptly at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 3, 2015, in the “Bermudez Room” at XL Catlin, 1 Bermudiana Road, Hamilton,” the Consulate said. “Speakers will include U.S. Consul General Mary Ellen Koenig, U.S. Consul Mila Millman

US Consul General invites American Citizens to a Town Hall meeting

U.S. Consul General Bob Settje will hold a town hall meeting for American citizens at his official residence, Cedarhurst, 33 Wilkinson Avenue, Hamilton Parish, on Thursday, May 14, 2015, from 5:30-7:30 PM. For space reasons, attendance will be limited to the first 120 American citizens age 18 and over who register online at the U.S. Consulate website at, so the

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