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American Citizen Services Explained in Bangkok

Most Americans have little to no idea what consulates do. The US Embassy in Bangkok explains.

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Where Travel is Difficult or Ill Advised

This video blog by Zoetic lists countries where it is difficult to travel on a US passport.  Great information – including citing travel.state.gov. I like the way he notes that ...

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Missing from Action – America’s Career Officers

  A critical factor in keeping Americans safe is sufficient career officers applying experience and country knowledge. This is as true for consular affairs as it is for other diplomatic ...

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Celebrating Extraordinary Consuls – Philip T Reeker

  On 18 January, 1-800Home honored our US Consular Corps with our guest of honor Ron Packowitz, Head of US Citizen Services at the Embassy in London.  Our annual  recognition  ...

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Why Diplomats and the Military are Partners

Former Ambassador to Afghanistan Ron E. Neumann explains why a strong Foreign Service is necessary to keep Americans safe.

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