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Are you a Chinese B Visa Holders traveling to the United States on or after November 29?

Beginning November 29, 2016, Chinese passport holders with 10-year B1/B2, B1 or B2 (visitor) visas are required to enroll in EVUS when traveling to the United States by air or sea carrier or entering by a land port of entry. If you do not have a valid EVUS enrollment, you will not be able be to travel.  If you are

Electronic Visa Update system

Are you a Chinese passport holder with 10-year B1/B2, B1 or B2 (visitor) visa?

Beginning November 29, 2016, Chinese passport holders with 10-year B1/B2, B1 or B2 (visitor) visas are required to enroll in Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) when traveling to the United States by air or sea carrier or entering by a land port of entry. If you do not have a valid EVUS enrollment, you will not be able be to

Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2016

2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit

U.S. Embassy, London June 21, 2016 025/16 @USAinUKPress 2016 GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP SUMMIT, JUNE 22-24, PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA The 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) will take place June 22-24, 2016 in Palo Alto, California. For the event, delegates from the UK will be joining more than 700 entrepreneurs from around the world along with investors, speakers and leaders in the entrepreneurship

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U.S. Embassy Press Release – Fishackathon

U.S. Embassy, London April 19, 2016 008/16 @USAinUKPress   The U.S. Embassy is organizing a Fishackathon, April 22-24. The London offices of The Economist will serve as the host venue. The Fishackathon is a U.S. Department of State initiative, launched in 2014 around Secretary Kerry’s Our Ocean conference to develop usable solutions to address worldwide overfishing. The hackathon brings together computer

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Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS)

In accordance with the agreement signed between the United States and China to extend visa validity, beginning in November 2016, Chinese citizens with 10-year B1, B2 or B1/B2 visas in Peoples’ Republic of China passports will be required to update their biographical and other information from their visa application via a website every two years, or upon getting a new

Global Entry 2015

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 destination for Northern Ireland business

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United States Begins Implementation of Changes to the Visa Waiver Program

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 the highest standards of security and border protection. Under the

The Global Entry program streamlines US border controls for for UK citizens

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, low-risk travelers. UK citizens can

U.S. Deposits Instruments of Ratification for the 2005 Protocols

ISN Press Statement August 28, 2015 U.S. Deposits Instruments of Ratification for the 2005 Protocol to the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Maritime Navigation and the 2005 Protocol for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Fixed Platforms Located on the Continental Shelf Today, the United States deposited its instruments of ratification

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Department of Justice Announces Major Computer Hacking Forum Dismantled

As Part of Coordinated Law Enforcement Efforts in 20 Countries, United States Charges 12 Defendants in Connection with Computer Fraud Conspiracy (This press release originally appeared on the U.S. Department of Justice website) The computer hacking forum known as Darkode was dismantled, and criminal charges have been filed in the Western District of Pennsylvania and elsewhere against 12 individuals associated with

Halifax Man Arrested In Movie Leaks Investigation

U.S. Embassy, London April 10, 2015 005-2015 @USAinUKPress Office of Public Affairs U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)   LONDON — A joint investigation between U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the City of London Police, and the Motion Picture Association of America led to the arrest of a man suspected of leaking top hit movies,

City of London Police Commissioner Adrian Leppard and ICE London Attaché Matthew Etre sign the official memorandum of understanding.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Partners with City of London Police on Intellectual Property Care

U.S. Embassy, London March 20, 2015 004-2015 @USAinUKPress   Office of Public Affairs U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) LONDON — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (I) and the City of London Police signed an official memorandum of understanding Tuesday to further strengthen collaboration on cases involving intellectual property crime. Over the past decade, the two

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U.S. Aircraft Carrier Theodore Roosevelt and Destroyer Winston S. Churchill To Visit Portsmouth

U.S. Embassy, London March 20, 2015 003-2015 @USAinUKPress  By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Taylor L. Jackson, USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) Public Affairs The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and the guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) are scheduled to pull in to Portsmouth, U.K., for the first port visit of their deployment, March

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Department of Defense European Infrastructure Consolidation (EIC) Announcement

The Department of Defense announced today the consolidation of some U.S. infrastructure in Europe, including the return of 15 sites to their host nations.  These actions, taken as part of the European Infrastructure Consolidation (EIC) process, will save the U.S. government approximately $500 million annually.  The Department of Defense also announced the first F-35 basing in Europe at RAF Lakenheath

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HSI-led probe leads to arrest of 2 UK men allegedly linked to pre-release leak of The Expendables 3

LONDON – Two men from northern England have been arrested by authorities in the United Kingdom after a probe initiated by Los Angeles-based special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) linked the pair to the pre-release leak earlier this year of The Expendables 3. The suspects, a 36-year-old man from Upton, and a 33-year-old

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United States and United Kingdom Law Enforcement Share Forfeited Proceeds

U.S. Embassy, London October 16, 2014 018-14 @USAinUKPress   In 2005, United Kingdom (UK) authorities began a financial investigation targeting a Dubai, UAE-based money laundering network  after drug investigations determined that the organization was providing illicit financial services to multiple, otherwise unrelated, Drug Trafficking Organizations throughout Europe.  This effort evolved into a bilateral joint investigation between the United States Drug

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David S. Cohen at the Royal United Services Institute

U.S. Treasury Department Office of Public Affairs LONDON – Good afternoon.  It is a pleasure to join you today to discuss the intersection of transnational organized crime and illicit finance, and to join the conversation about what we can and should be doing to combat this threat. I would especially like to thank the Royal United Services Institute for hosting

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Fact Sheet & Report: President Obama Visits Cooperstown to Highlight Travel and Tourism that is Growing our Economy and Creating Jobs

23 May 2014 U.S. Embassy, London 012-14 @USAinUKPress The White House Office of the Press Secretary   As a part of his Year of Action, the President is using the power of his pen and phone wherever he can on behalf of the American people to create jobs and help hardworking Americans get ahead. The President will travel to Cooperstown,

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Ambassador Barzun Accepts Thank-You Letters From Families Of Missing UK Sailors

May 22, 2014 U.S. Embassy, London 011-14 @USAinUKPress Ambassador Matthew Barzun met this afternoon with families and friends of the four missing British sailors, his second such meeting this week. The group presented him with letters of thanks to President Obama and the U.S. Coast Guard for resuming the search for the sailors, missing in the Atlantic since last the

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Ambassador Barzun Meets with Friends and Family of “Cheeki Rafiki” Sailors

20 May 2014 U.S. Embassy, London May 20, 2014 010-14 @USAinUKpress   On Tuesday, May 20, 2014, Ambassador Matthew Barzun met in his office with families and friends of the four missing British sailors. He listened to their concerns, and joined them in welcoming the news that the search has been resumed. The United States Coast Guard is resuming the

U.S. Air Force Culture & Language Center Prepares General Officers for Deployment

U.S. Embassy, London April 15, 2014 009-14 @USAinUKpress By Jodi L. Jordan Air Force Culture and Language Center Outreach Team MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. – Three Air Force general officers will soon assume command in key overseas assignments, and they’ll come to those jobs with a deeper understanding of cross-cultural concepts, thanks to the Air Force Culture and Language

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U.S. Delegation to the London Conference on The Illegal Wildlife Trade

13 February 2014 U.S. Embassy, London February 11, 2014 005-14 @USAinUKpress   The following are the members of the U.S. Delegation attending the London Conference on The Illegal Wildlife Trade: Anthony West, Associate Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice (Head of Delegation) Cindy Chang, Deputy Chief of Staff to the Associate Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice Judith Garber, Principal

US-UK Law Enforcement Agency Cooperation Results in Arrest of Child Sex Offender

U.S. Embassy, London February 06, 2014 @USAinUKPress 004-14   Office of Public Affairs U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) News Release   LOS ANGELES — An Antelope Valley landscaper is scheduled to make his initial appearance in federal court Tuesday afternoon following his arrest on federal child pornography charges for allegedly generating sexually explicit images of a 3-month-old infant and

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DHS News Release Re Sentencing of British Sex Offender

U.S. Embassy, London January 30, 2014 @USAinUKPress 003-14   Office of Public Affairs U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) News Release British sex offender sentenced for distributing images of child sex abuse to the United States LONDON – A United Kingdom citizen was convicted and sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison for sexually abusing children to produce child pornography,

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Report of the UK’s Independent Review Panel on Extradition

Report of the UK’s Independent Review Panel on Extradition U.S. Embassy Press Release 18 October 2011   Report of the UK’s Independent Review Panel on Extradition: Panel Concludes U.S.-UK Treaty Balanced and Fair The Extradition Panel, appointed by the United Kingdom’s Home Secretary Theresa May in September 2010 to review the UK’s extradition practices, has concluded that the U.S.-UK treaty

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U.S. Letter Regarding Continued Detention of Megrahi

26 July 2010 The July 25 Sunday Times article, “Revealed: US double-talk on Lockerbie,” included leaked excerpts of the August 12, 2009 letter from U.S. Embassy Chargé Richard LeBaron to Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond.  The article does not accurately reflect the strong and consistent opposition of the U.S. government to the release or transfer under any scenario of convicted

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