Security Alert – Major Demonstration in Stockholm

The Regional Security Office has ben notified by the Swedish Police the authorized demonstrations will occur in Stockholm by both the Nordic Resistance Movement (Nordiska Motståndsrörelsen, NMR) and the Revolutionary Communist Youth (Revolutionär Kommunistisk Ungdom) on Saturday, August 25 starting at approximately 1000 hours and continuing until after 1800 hours. Additionally, 134 permits have ben ...
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Crimea Declaration

For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY POMPEO July 25, 2018 Crimea Declaration Russia, through its 2014 invasion of Ukraine and its attempted annexation of Crimea, sought to undermine a bedrock international principle shared by democratic states: that no country can change the borders of another by force. The states of the world, including Russia, agreed ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Stockholm, Sweden

Location:  Sweden, countrywide Event:  The U.S. government remains concerned that terrorists are intent on targeting U.S. citizens, including children.  Terrorists may employ a variety of tactics, such as violent assaults and kidnappings.  In the past they have used knives, guns, and vehicles as ramming devices.  They may target schools, hospitals, churches, tourist locations, transportation hubs, and other ...
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U.S. Vice Consul to Gothenburg May 14, 2018

Greetings from the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm! On May 14, 2018, representatives from the Embassy’s American Citizen Services Section will visit Gothenburg to accept applications for consular reports of birth, passports, and social security numbers, and to notarize documents required for use in the United States. We will not be able to assist with visa applications. To ...
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Summer Institute for Youth, All Expenses Paid

The U.S. Department of State’s  Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA)  and the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm are pleased to announce a four-week Summer Institute for young Europeans and Americans. The institute intend to foster relationships among the younger generations of Europeans and Americans to promote awareness of shared values in light of the global challenges of the 21st Century. The ...
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Voting in 2018 Elections (February 5, 2018)

Your vote counts!  Did you know that many U.S. elections for house and senate seats 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. ...
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Message to U.S. Citizens: Improvements to Safety and Security Information (January 3, 2018)

On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, the Department of State will make changes to our safety and security information to make it easier to find, understand, and use. Travel Advisories will replace Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts.  Every country will have a Travel Advisory, which will provide one of four standard levels of advice.  The Travel Advisory ...
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European Travel Alert (November 17, 2017)

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the heightened risk of terrorist attacks throughout Europe, particularly during the holiday season.  U.S. citizens should exercise caution at holiday festivals and events.  This Travel Alert expires on January 31, 2018. Recent, widely-reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Finland demonstrate that the ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations Planned in Gothenburg Saturday, September 30, 2017

U.S. Embassy Stockholm informs U.S. citizens that several marches are planned for September 30 in Gothenburg.  Counter demonstrations are also expected there.  Past demonstrations involving these groups have turned violent.  Embassy Stockholm urges U.S. citizens to avoid these areas during September 30, as outlined below.  Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and ...
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European Travel Alert (September 1, 2017)

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the continued threat of terrorist attacks throughout Europe. This travel alert expires on November 30, 2017. Recent, widely reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Finland demonstrate that the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham (ISIS or Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, and their affiliates have ...
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U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson’s remarks on the 2016 International Religious Freedom Report

“From the beginning, America has been a place that has cherished the freedom of worship. Sadly, many around the globe do not enjoy this freedom… [W]e pray for the strength and wisdom to achieve a better tomorrow – one where good people of all faiths, Christians and Muslims and Jewish and Hindu, can follow their ...
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Europe Travel Alert

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the continued threat of terrorist attacks throughout Europe.  This Travel Alert expires on September 1, 2017. Recent, widely-reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, and the United Kingdom demonstrate that the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham (ISIS or Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, and their affiliates have the ability to ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations Planned in Central Stockholm

U.S. Embassy Stockholm, Sweden Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations Planned in Central Stockholm Monday, May 1 April 28, 2017 U.S. Embassy Stockholm informs U.S. citizens that several marches are planned for May Day 2017 in Central Stockholm. Counter demonstrations may also take place in Central Stockholm, Gamla Stan and other nearby neighborhoods. Past demonstrations ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations Planned in Central Stockholm Monday, May 1

U.S. Embassy Stockholm informs U.S. citizens that several marches are planned for May Day 2017 in Central Stockholm. Counter demonstrations may also take place in Central Stockholm, Gamla Stan and other nearby neighborhoods. Past demonstrations involving groups in Central Stockholm have turned violent.  Embassy Stockholm urges U.S. citizens to avoid these areas during May 1. ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Update on Incident in Stockholm City Center

The U.S. Embassy in Stockholm advises that a truck crashed into a department store in downtown Stockholm atDrottninggatan and Mäster Samuelsgatan near Sergels Torg.  U.S. citizens should avoid this area, heed guidance from local authorities, and maintain security awareness. Media reports that both Parliament and all public transport systems in central Stockholm have been closed ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Incident in Stockholm City Center

The U.S. Embassy in Stockholm is aware of reports of a security incident at Drottninggatan and Mäster Samuelsgatan near Sergels Torg in Stockholm City Center.  U.S. citizens should avoid this area at this time, heed guidance from local authorities, and maintain security awareness. Please monitor media and local information sources and factor updated information into ...
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Executive Order on Visas

On March 6, 2017, President Trump signed a new Executive Order which directs us to review current screening procedures, while protecting national security – our top priority when issuing visas. The Executive Order has an effective date of March 16, 2017. For 90 days after the effective date, foreign nationals from Sudan, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations Planned in Central Stockholm Saturday, November 12

U.S. Embassy Stockholm, Sweden U.S. Embassy Stockholm informs U.S. citizens that a march is planned for central Stockholm on Saturday, November 12. The march, organized by the Swedish Resistance Movement, is scheduled to start at 11:00 at Kungsträdgården, will proceed south toward Gamla Stan at 12:00, arrive at Mynttorget at 13:00, and conclude at 16:00. ...
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Need identification to vote? In the U.S. it depends where you are

On November 8, when Americans cast their votes for offices from city council member to president of the United States, some will have to show a form of identification while others won’t. That’s because in the U.S. elections are conducted locally. Each state (and, when the state authorizes, each locality) conducts its own elections. That means there ...
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Slavery is still a problem around the world

While we all know that countries like Sweden and the United States abolished slavery over 150 years ago, it still exists in our societies today. Nowadays slavery is hidden in plain sight. In western countries – and in many other countries – people working under slavelike conditions are often from other countries. They are trafficked. Often sold ...
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How can Sweden and the US empower women in developing countries to make their countries more sustainable?

Listen to what Swedish students suggest. The finalists in the US Embassy Environmental Policy Paper Competition 2016 was open in the beginning of May for students members of the Swedish Association of International Affairs and Stockholm School of Economics. This year’s research topic was “How can the United States and Sweden help ensure that women ...
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Musical exchanges Duke Ellington style

In celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month, Ambassador Raji welcomed legendary jazz drummer Ronnie Gardiner and his band to the Ambassador’s residence. Highlighting the strong connections music can build between nations and people, also present were students from the Duke Ellington School of the Arts visiting on an exchange with the Adolf Fredriks Musikklasser.
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Travel information on e-passports

The United States welcomes visitors from around the world.  We want people to visit and do business in the United States. Effective April 1, 2016, Swedish citizens must have an electronic passport (e-passport) to be eligible for visa-free travel to the United States.  Please take a moment to ensure you have an e-passport before planning ...
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Europe Travel Alert

The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to potential risks of travel to and throughout Europe following several terrorist attacks, including the March 22 attacks in Brussels claimed by ISIL. Terrorist groups continue to plan near-term attacks throughout Europe, targeting sporting events, tourist sites, restaurants, and transportation. This Travel Alert expires on June 20, 2016. U.S. ...
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United States Begins Implementation of Changes to the Visa Waiver Program

Washington DC, January 21, 2016 The United States today began implementing changes under the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015 (the Act). U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) welcomes more than a million passengers arriving to the United States every day and is committed to facilitating legitimate travel while maintaining ...
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Absentee voting

November 8 is Election Day, and the day when the American people get to vote for the person they would like to be the next president of the United States. Voting is one of our most fundamental rights as U.S. citizens. FVAP works to ensure Service members, their eligible family members and overseas citizens are aware of ...
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Don’t be fooled by scams when applying for a U.S. diversity visa

October 1 marks the opening of registration for the Diversity Visa (DV) Program, which annually awards up to 55,000 U.S. immigrant visas to people from countries with historically low rates of immigration to the United States. For many, winning an immigrant visa to the United States can be a dream come true. But if you’re ...
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The rise of the independent voter

The United States has two major political parties: Democratic and Republican. Ask an American voter which one she or he sides with, and the most likely answer is: “neither.” Recent polls  say at least 4 in 10 Americans identify as politically independent, even if they tend to “lean” Republican or Democratic on the issues. Only 3 in ...
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Want to study in the U.S.? Find out how.

Learn about accredited institutions from all parts of the United States and chat with admissions officers online — all for free. You will be able to attend webinars on undergraduate and graduate study, financial aid and student visas. Participating colleges run the gamut: Large universities, such as Notre Dame and the University of California, Los ...
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Steven Wozencraft Meets with the Embassy and Swedish LGBT Advocates

Steven Wozencraft, Chairman and CEO of JOD Global Philanthropies and an advocate for LGBT rights, visited Stockholm on April 25 and met with Ambassador Brzezinski as well as Swedish civil society and government organizations. Deputy Chief of Mission Robert Gilchrist hosted a breakfast roundtable discussion with some of these groups where Steven described his lifelong ...
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