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Message for U.S. Citizens: Taking the U.S. Foreign Service Exam in Kabul

U.S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan: January 6, 2015 We are pleased to announce that U.S. Embassy Kabul is an official testing site for the 2015 Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT).  Please share this management notice with your friends and colleagues who have expressed interest in taking the FSOT. Registering for the FSOT is the first step in becoming ...
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Ambassador P. Michael McKinley Presents Diplomatic Credentials (January 6, 2015)

January 6, 2015 U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan P. Michael McKinley presented his diplomatic credentials to Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani at a ceremony today at the Presidential Palace.  Ambassador McKinley previously served as Deputy Ambassador to Afghanistan. Before his tenure in Afghanistan, Ambassador McKinley served as the U.S. Ambassador to Colombia from August 2010 to ...
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Increased Validity on Certain U.S. Visas for Afghans (January 4, 2015)

(January 4, 2015) The U.S. Embassy in Kabul is pleased to announce changes to the validity of certain U.S. nonimmigrant visas for Afghan nationals. On December 2, 2014, the governments of the United States of America and the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan agreed to extend the validity of nonimmigrant visas for short-term business travelers, tourists, ...
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Fees for Consular Services to Change on September 12, 2014

September 14, 2014 Fees for Consular Services to Change on September 12, 2014 Effective September 12, 2014, the U.S. Department of State will adjust processing fees for some services. The fees for most categories of immigrant visas will change, while fees for nonimmigrant visas largely remain the same. The fee for processing an application for ...
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