We’re heartbroken over the events in Christchurch – Kia kaha

U.S. Ambassador Scott Brown The horror of the senseless terrorist attacks perpetrated in Christchurch cannot be overstated. The innocent victims (may peace be upon them), who were doing nothing more than exercising their freedom to worship, will never be forgotten. The murderers who assaulted these houses of faith in Christchurch attacked all of us – ...
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U.S. Embassy Suva congratulates Glenis Yee

U.S. Embassy Suva congratulates Glenis Yee from Fiji, selected to be part of the Fortune – U.S. Department of State Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership. Yee is a Partner at Munro Leys, Suva, Fiji. She has approximately fifteen years’ experience working in Fiji’s legal sector with a focus on commercial/corporate law and capital markets. She leads ...
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Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs to Visit Fiji

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 25, 2019 Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (PDAS) for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Patrick Murphy will travel to the Philippines, New Zealand, and Fiji February 26-March 7. PDAS Murphy will visit Manila, Philippines February 26-March 1 to support Secretary Pompeo’s visit and meet with Filipino counterparts ...
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Statement from Secretary Pompeo to the Micronesia Presidents’ Summit

President Remengesau, President Christian, President Heine, President Waqa, President Mamau, and other honorable guests. My warm greetings from Washington. First, I would like to express my gratitude to President Remengesau for the invitation to participate in the Micronesia Presidents’ Summit. I greatly value the opportunity for the United States to participate in this important event. ...
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Meet Kinaai Kairo, U.S. South Pacific Scholarship Program Alumna!

Kinaai Kairo is the Director of the Agriculture and Livestock Division, Ministry of Environment, Lands and Agricultural Development in Kiribati. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture as a U.S. South Pacific (USSP) scholarship recipient which prepared her well for her graduate studies. Following her USSP scholarship she obtained an AusAID scholarship for Master’s degree ...
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Nauru National Day

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC January 28, 2019 On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I would like to extend our congratulations to the people of the Republic of Nauru for the 51 years of your nation’s independence. The United States values the partnership and collaboration ...
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Meet Gina Mahe, U.S. South Pacific Scholarship Program Alumna!

Gina Mahe is an ICT Assistant Engineer at one of the Internet Service Providers (ISP) in Tonga after she gained her Bachelors from the University of Hawaii in IT Management. Gina manages the efficient operations and maintenance of the internet network and services including internet faults, troubleshooting as well as documenting internet network services and ...
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Weather Alert – Tropical Cyclone Mona approaching Fiji – U.S. Embassy Suva, Fiji (January 3, 2019)

Location: Fiji Islands Event: The Fiji Meteorological Service advises that Tropical Cyclone Mona is approaching Fiji and may strengthen to a category 2 cyclone by Saturday. In affected areas, forecasters predict the storm will bring heavy rain and strong, damaging winds. Actions to take: Monitor local media and weather forecasts. Be aware that the storm path ...
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Meet Alissa Dean, U.S. South Pacific Scholarship Program Alumna!

Alissa Dean completed her Bachelor’s Degree in accounting in 2010 with the help of the U.S. South Pacific (USSP) Scholarship program. She went on to receive a Master’s Degree in Applied Finance from Auckland University of Technology. She is now a Senior Examiner at the Reserve Bank of Fiji. Her former positions include Compliance Officer ...
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Meet Bindiya Rashni, International Exchange Alumna from Fiji!

In 2009, Bindiya was nominated by U.S. Embassy Suva to attend the Study of the United States Institutes (SUSIs) for Foreign Undergraduate Students Program on Environmental Movement in the United States. “SUSIs for Foreign Undergraduate Students Program was a stepping-stone for my career as an environmental scientist. It gave me the exposure to environmental problems, ...
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Nevada National Guard and the Republic of Fiji set for State Partnership

SUVA, Fiji – The Nevada National Guard will team with the Republic of Fiji in the National Guard’s State Partnership Program in 2019, said U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs Randall Schriver Friday. Fiji is the second country currently teaming with the Nevada Guard under the auspice of the State ...
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U.S. Embassy Suva Closed on Wednesday, December 5, 2018

National Day of Mourning for President George H. W. Bush As the United States mourns the loss of President George H. W. Bush, U.S. President Trump has taken official action to allow Federal employees to join U.S. citizens in remembering our forty-first President of the United States.  The President has issued an Executive Order to ...
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Soliciting nominations for the Service Academy Foreign Student Program Class of 2023

United States Naval Academy International Students’ Entrance [Deadline: January 31, 2019] UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS’ ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS ELIGIBILITY.  Under the authority of the President of the United States, the Secretary of the Navy may authorize up to 60 men and women from other nations to attend the United States Naval Academy (USNA) at ...
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Secretary Pompeo Announces Latest Lifesaving PEPFAR Results

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC November 27, 2018 Today, in advance of World AIDS Day 2018, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo announced the latest results achieved by American leadership and partnerships through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), which has now saved more than 17 million lives. As ...
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Tonga National Day

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC November 1, 2018 On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I extend my congratulations to the Kingdom of Tonga as you celebrate your National Day on November 4. The United States is proud to call Tonga a friend and partner. The ...
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Meet Samisoni Pareti, International Exchange Alumnus from Fiji

In 1990, Samisoni was awarded the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) in Communications. “We did seminars in DC and the University of Kansas in addition to touring newsrooms of the VOA, Public Radio and the NBC in New York. Interactive media through radio talk shows made a huge impression in my ...
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United States commitment to the Pacific Islands

“The Pacific Islands are an essential part of a free and open Indo-Pacific policy and the United States is committed to the security and prosperity of our friends and neighbors there,” U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke. Secretary Zinke talks about the United States commitment to the Pacific Islands in this short video here ...
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Tuvalu National Day

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC September 27, 2018 On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I congratulate the people of Tuvalu on their Independence Day. The U.S.-Tuvalu bilateral relationship is strong and growing. Together, we are working on matters of regional and global importance, such as ...
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PUBLIC NOTICE: CLOSURE OF U.S. CITIZEN SERVICES UNIT

Embassy Suva Consular Section including the U.S. Citizens’ Services Unit will be closed on Wednesday, September 26, 2018. The consular section will resume normal operations on Thursday, September 27, 2018 from 08:00am. Please call +679-331-4466 for emergency American citizen services (lost passports, accidents/emergency travel, crime victims and/or arrests, or email suvaacs@state.gov
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Remarks by Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke at 30th PIF Forum Partners Dialogue

Good morning Excellencies. I’m honored to represent the United States on behalf of President Trump, who sends his personal greetings and warm wishes, in recognition of the importance the United States places on the Pacific Islands Forum and the countries represented here. Thank you President Waqa for your warm hospitality. Thanks also to Secretary General ...
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Commander, U.S. Pacific Command Visit to Fiji

Admiral Phil Davidson, the 25th Commander of United States Pacific Command, will visit Suva on Thursday, August 16th, as the first stop on a tour of several Pacific nations. The Admiral will meet with senior government and military officials to discuss the important strategic partnership between Fiji and the United States and to identify new ...
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U.S. Embassy Launches the Final Two Modules of USAID-supported Project Management Practice Course in Nuku’alofa, Tonga

On Monday, July 23, at 12:00 p.m. at the USP Tonga Campus Lopaukamea II Hall, U.S. Embassy Political and Economic Chief Helene Tuling will launch the final two modules of the Project Management course conducted by the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) in Tonga. The course is part of USAID’s partnership with the ...
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President Donald J. Trump Proclaims May 2018 as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Americans of Asian and Pacific Islander descent have contributed immeasurably to our Nation’s development and diversity as a people. During Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we recognize their tremendous contributions, which have helped strengthen our communities, industries, Armed Forces, national security, and institutions of governance. Through their industriousness and love of country, our ...
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Notice Regarding Passport Execution Fees

Effective April 2, 2018, the passport execution fee will increase from $25 to $35.  The $10 execution fee increase applies to U.S. passport applicants using the DS-11 form including: first-time applicants over age 16, children under age 16, and applicants who reapply after reporting their previous passport lost or stolen. Customers applying with the DS-11 ...
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Fijian delegation headed to Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017

The United States of America and the Republic of India are proud to announce the eighth annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Hyderabad, India on 28-30 November, 2017. This year’s Summit will highlight the theme Women First, Prosperity for All and will focus on supporting women entrepreneurs and fostering economic growth globally. President Donald J. ...
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NOTICE REGARDING SOCIAL SECURITY SERVICES

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has consolidated its overseas operations into several regional offices that provide a full range of SSA services for U.S. citizens residing outside of the United States. Effective October 1, 2017, individuals residing in Embassy Suva’s consular district (Fiji, Tonga, Tuvalu, Kiribati, Nauru, French Polynesia, New Caledonia, and Wallis and Futuna) ...
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Deepen Trade and Defense Cooperation with the United States: FIJI-US talks in Washington

Pictured: Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama with Acting Assistant Secretary Thornton and other senior U.S. Government officials in Washington, D.C. On Monday, June 12, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama met with Acting Assistant Secretary Thornton and other senior U.S. Government officials in Washington, D.C. in the course of the first bilateral dialogue to take place in the ...
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My Fulbright Experience in the U.S.

Pictured: Fulbright Alumnus, Soseala Tinilau at California State University Northridge with his Supervisor, Dr. Curtis B. Daniel. Below is a short summary of Mr. Tinilau’s experience in the United States.  “When I left my house for the airport, I was excited, and looking forward to experience a new study environment but I was also nervous. As ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Dengue Fever Cases are Increasing

U.S. citizens living in or traveling to Fiji, Kiribati, French Polynesia, Nauru, New Caledonia, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Wallis & Futuna are advised to take precautions against dengue fever.  An outbreak of dengue fever has been declared by the Ministry of Health in New Caledonia.  In Fiji, a total of 155 cases of dengue have been ...
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USAID American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (ASHA) Annual Program Statement for Fiscal Year 2017

The  USAID/ASHA Annual Program Statement (APS) for Fiscal Year 2017  is now open on  grants.gov  for applications to assist schools, libraries, and medical centers outside the United States serving as study and demonstration centers for U.S. ideas and practices. Questions about this APS must be submitted by email to   ASHAapplications@usaid.gov . Questions that pertain to issues that may be relevant to all applicants will be answered publicly via amendments ...
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Emergency Message – New Caledonia: Dengue Epidemic.

U.S. citizens living in or traveling to New Caledonia are advised that a public health emergency has been declared in Noumea, the capital, due to a worsening outbreak of Dengue Government officials have indicated that all neighborhoods in the city have been affected, and a 25-year-old woman died last week of Dengue Type 1. Dengue ...
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Check Out Our New Site!

Yes, we have a brand new website! Have a look around! The new-look website has seven sections representing broad topics that may be of interest to you. The sections are broken down further into sub-categories to assist you in finding specific information. The Seven Sections are: Visas – For all your Visa needs and questions. U.S. Citizen Services – ...
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