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    State of the Union 2015

    President Barack Obama delivers his sixth State of the Union address, at the United States Capitol, January 20, 2015.

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  • Secretary Kerry and Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo

    Standing Together with France

    "We simply will not descend into despair. We will turn this moment of profound loss into a lasting commitment. We accept with humility the responsibility that falls to each of us...."

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  • President Obama delivers the State of the Union address to the U.S. Congress in Washington on January 20.

    Obama on Use of Force Against ISIL

    In his State of the Union address January 20, President Obama called on Congress to authorize the use of military force against the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

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  • The U.S. Capitol dome casts its shadow across its Senate wing, where Republicans are now in control.

    114th Congress Convenes with Fresh Faces

    The Congress that convenes January 6 will seek to find common ground on challenges like immigration reform, climate change and trade authority that stymied the 113th Congress.

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  • People opposed to human trafficking rally outside the Washington state Supreme Court on October 21, 2014, in Olympia, Washington. The court was hearing a case filed by three victims who said a website helped promote the exploitation of children.

    Human Trafficking Prevention Month

    Defense Department awareness of slavery and human trafficking issues is paying off significantly because of mandatory employee training, the program manager for the department’s Combating...

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    Department of State Worldwide Caution, January 9, 2015

    The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution to provide information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. Recent terrorist attacks, whether by those affiliated with terrorist entities, copycats, or individual perpetrators, serve as a reminder that U.S. citizens need to maintain a high level.... 

  • Alumni Fund 2015
    AEIF 2015 begins Feb. 3

    The State Department created the Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) in 2011 to support alumni initiatives that promote shared values and innovative solutions to global challenges. The competition provides small grants to teams of past and current participants of U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs to carry out public service projects... 

  • Simone de Beauvoir
    The 2015 Simone de Beauvoir Prize for Women’s Freedom will be awarded to the National Museum of Women in the Arts

    The Simone de Beauvoir Prize for Women’s Freedom has chosen to honor the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA), located in Washington, D.C., with its annual award. NMWA will be the first organization in the United States to be presented this award.    »

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    Visa Appointments and Visas Application Fee

    Beginning July 31, 2014, the U.S. Embassy in Paris has implemented a new system to schedule visa appointments and to pay the visa application fee. Please note that we will no longer be accepting mandat comptes purchased after August 14, 2014 Information on our visas page. 

  • ESTA

    Information on the Electronic System for Travel Authorization 

Terror Events in France

  • March in Paris "France and the United States share a commitment to those who wield a pen as an instrument of freedom", Secretary of State John Kerry said January 7. Find all the official statements and remarks on our special page.

Ambassador Jane D. Hartley


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WWI Centenary

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