Europe Travel Alert

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 ...
Read More»

Statement on Northern Ireland Power-Sharing Talks

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON November 1, 2017 The United States regrets that, since March 2017, the main parties remain unable to reach agreement to form a regional power-sharing government in Northern Ireland. As such, the United States recognizes the UK government may be compelled soon to ...
Read More»

European Travel Alert

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 ...
Read More»

The United States Urges Establishment of a Power-Sharing Government in Northern Ireland

Press Statement by Heather Nauert U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Washington, DC 05 July 2017 The United States regrets that the political parties in Northern Ireland have not yet reached an agreement to establish a power-sharing regional government following elections in March. We urge the region’s two largest parties, the Democratic Unionist Party and Sinn Fein, ...
Read More»

State Department on the Passing of Northern Ireland’s Martin McGuiness

State Department on the Passing of Northern Ireland’s Martin McGuiness 21 March 2017   “First, we were saddened to learn of the passing of Martin McGuiness. As deputy first minister of Northern Ireland, McGuiness worked to make the power sharing in government a cornerstone of consolidating peace and building prosperity in the region. In making ...
Read More»

Remarks by Vice President Pence to the American Ireland Fund National Gala

“So here’s to Ireland.  Here’s to the United States of America.  Here’s to our shared heritage, and here’s to the confident, confident hope that the ties between our people and the Irish people will only grow and expand as the years go on to the betterment of our people and the world.”   Remarks by ...
Read More»

U.S. Government Statement on Northern Ireland

U.S. Government Statement on Northern Ireland 17 January 2017   The United States’ remains committed to supporting a more peaceful and prosperous Northern Ireland.  To this end, we urge all political parties to focus on quickly finding a way forward to the resumption of stable devolved governance.  We also encourage civil society leaders to continue ...
Read More»

Personal Representative Gary Hart Travel to Belfast

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC July 5, 2016   U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s Personal Representative, former Senator Gary Hart, will travel to Belfast, U.K., July 6-7, to encourage continued and full implementation of the December 2014 Stormont House and November 2015 Fresh Start Agreements. During his visit to Belfast, Personal ...
Read More»

Global Entry to Benefit Travelers from Northern Ireland

Press Release U.S. Consulate General Belfast, Northern Ireland March 11, 2016 A new initiative launched by United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will allow pre-approved, U.K. passport holders to gain expedited clearance upon arrival in the United States.    Speaking about the initiative, Consul General Daniel Lawton said: “The United States is a popular ...
Read More»

Special Representative O’Brien Travel to Northern Ireland

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s Special Representative for Global Partnerships Andrew O’Brien, in collaboration with Invest Northern Ireland, will lead a delegation of U.S. investors, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and representatives from academia to Belfast and Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland from February 29 – March 4, 2016. The purpose of the delegation will be to bring together ...
Read More»

Direct Line – Northern Ireland Investment Opportunities for U.S. Businesses

The U.S. Consulate General Belfast presents an opportunity for U.S. businesses of all sizes to learn about business and investment opportunities in Northern Ireland. U.S. Consul General Daniel Lawton and Chief Executive of Invest Northern Ireland Alastair Hamilton will host a webinar to provide an overview of political and economic developments as well as opportunities for investing in Northern Ireland. Please see our flyer (PDF) for details. ...
Read More»

Cultural Connections in Northern Ireland

The following list of cultural connections is in the greater Northern Ireland area. Other areas of interest: Cultural Connections in Scotland Cultural Connections in London Cultural Connections in Wales   Ulysses S. Grant Ancestral Homestead U.S. President and Civil War General Ulysses S. Grant’s ancestors’ lived in this cottage. The cottage has been restored to include a Civil War exhibit about President Grant. Address: Dergenagh Ballygawley Off ...
Read More»

U.S. Citizens: Your Opportunity to Enroll in Global Entry for Expedited Immigration Clearance at U.S. Airports

If you travel regularly to the United States and would like to speed through airport immigration controls upon arrival, the U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce a special opportunity for U.S. citizens in the United Kingdom to enroll in Global Entry.  Global Entry is the U.S. Customs and Border Protection travel facilitation program that expedites ...
Read More»

Announcing the expansion of Global Entry Frequent Traveler Program to UK Citizens

U.S. Embassy, London November 03, 2015 018-2015    U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner (CBP) R. Gil Kerlikowske, U.S. Ambassador Matthew Barzun and Director General of the Border Force Sir Charles Montgomery announced the expansion of Global Entry to UK citizens today at the World Travel Market. Global Entry allows for expedited clearance of pre-approved, ...
Read More»
Show More ∨