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  • Anti Money Laundering Forum

    Anti Money Laundering Forum

    Ambassador Whitaker attended the 14 "Congreso Panamericano de Riesgo de Lavados de Activos y Financiación del Terrorismo" a Pan American Anti Money Laundering forum that took place in Cartagena.

  • U.S. supports Educational Parks

    U.S. supports Educational Parks

    USAID will contribute 1,2 million dollars to the construction of two Educational Parks in Antioquia, Colombia. Ambassador Whitaker confirmed the agreement with Antioquia's Governor Sergio Fajardo.

  • CAS Medellin Official Opening

    CAS Medellin Official Opening

    Ambassador Whitaker officially inaugurated CAS Medellin. The center started operations last May and since then has received over 26,000 applicants.

  • USS America visits Colombia

    USS America visits Colombia

    Amphibious Assault Ship USS America visited Cartagena, Colombia. The ship tripulation participated in maritime exercises with the Colombian Navy.


  • Celebrating Independence Day

    President Obama commemorated Independence Day by noticing the contributions and sacrifices from individuals throughout U.S. history.

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Important: System Outage

  • The Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs is currently experiencing technical problems with our passport/visa system.  This issue is worldwide and is not specific to any particular country, citizenship document, or visa category.

    We apologize to applicants who are experiencing delays or are unable to obtain a passport, Consular Report of Birth Abroad, or visa at this time. We are working urgently to correct the problem and expect our system to be fully operational again soon.


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