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Inaugural Address by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.

The United States Capitol 11:52 AM EST THE PRESIDENT: Chief Justice Roberts, Vice President Harris, Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer, Leader McConnell, Vice President Pence, distinguished guests, and my fellow Americans. This is America’s day. This is democracy’s day. A day of history and hope. Of renewal and resolve. Through a crucible for the ages America has been tested anew ...
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Joe Biden: America’s next President

Joseph R. Biden Jr., a former Vice President and a longtime Capitol Hill lawmaker known for reaching across the political aisle to get things done, takes office on January 20 as the 46th President of the United States. Biden served eight years as former President Barack Obama’s Vice President and defeated incumbent President Donald J. ...
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COVID-19 Information

Updated January 20th, 2021. COVID-19 Information: *** Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 ...
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What is Inauguration Day? Inauguration of the President of the United States

On Inauguration Day the president-elect and vice-president-elect are sworn in and take office. What is Inauguration Day? Inauguration Day occurs every four years on January 20 (or January 21 if January 20 falls on a Sunday) at the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, DC. What is the Presidential Oath of Office? The vice-president-elect is sworn ...
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The 2021 SelectUSA Investment Summit

The United States welcomes companies of all sizes, from established multinationals to high-growth startups. The SelectUSA Investment Summit brings the diversity of the United States together under one roof – enabling any business to find the people, resources, and market it needs to be successful. The 8th annual SelectUSA Investment Summit promotes the United States as the world’s ...
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COVID-19 – Important Notice regarding Visa and American Citizen Services

IMPORTANT NOTICE: All of New Zealand is currently at Alert Level 1. Click here to find out what this means.  AMERICAN CITIZEN SERVICES: The U.S. Consulate General in Auckland has resumed routine consular services. U.S. citizens may schedule appointments for the following services: passport applications, consular reports of birth abroad, federal benefit services, notarial services, and renunciations Emergency passport services will be considered ...
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Grants Program – General Notice of Funding Opportunity

MORE DETAILS & APPLY HERE!!   The U.S. Embassy New Zealand Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Grants Program. This is an Annual Program Statement, outlining our funding priorities, the strategic themes we focus on, and the procedures for submitting requests for funding.  Please ...
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Be aware of ESTA scams

Looking for a USA Visa ? You may be eligible for an ESTA . This is the only official U.S. government Department of Homeland Security (DHS) website for applying for ESTA: https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/ . If at any time, you are being asked to pay more than the equivalent of U.S. $14.00, then you are not at the U.S. Customs and ...
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A National Day of Unity

JANUARY 20, 2021 •  PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION. I am humbled before God and my fellow Americans to take the sacred oath of President of our beloved country. Today, we celebrate the triumph of democracy after an election that saw more Americans voting than ever before in our Nation’s ...
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Inaugural Address by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.

The United States Capitol 11:52 AM EST THE PRESIDENT: Chief Justice Roberts, Vice President Harris, Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer, Leader McConnell, Vice President Pence, distinguished guests, and my fellow Americans. This is America’s day. This is democracy’s day. A day of history and hope. Of renewal and resolve. Through a crucible for the ages America has been tested anew ...
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Health Alert – Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs

Health Alert – Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs (January 15, 2021)   Location: Worldwide – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director has signed an order requiring all airline passengers traveling to the United States, including U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs), to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 viral test or recovery from COVID-19. Event:  Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must ...
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