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    Athlete's Gathering in Al Ali Tent (06/28/2015)

    Jamal Al Ali, honorary member of the Qadisiyah club, hosted a suhoor at his tent with Consul General Mike Hankey, athletes, and media to discuss ways sports and sports clubs can best serve youth.  Arabic »

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    U.S. CG: Saudis' Applications to Visit the U.S. Doubled (06/27/2015)

    The U.S. Consulate General in Dhahran confirmed the increase in the number of visa applications submitted by Saudis to its highest level compared to previous years. The U.S. CG Mike Hankey confirmed that the number of visas granted to Saudis last year is 43,000 visas, pointing out that the rate of visa rejection does not exceed 3%. He added that the reason for the rejection is due to failure to respond to U.S. legal requirements.   Arabic »

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    The U.S. CG: Saudi Economy is Very Solid and we Have Historic Economic Ties with the Kingdom (06/27/2015)

    The U.S. CG Mike Hankey emphasized that U.S.-Saudi economic relations are very solid, stressing that the Kingdom's economy carries durability and excellence at the global level. He said that the EP is a major economic zone. He added that "We realize at the consulate that the economy is very important, and providing job opportunities for Saudis is important to Saudi Arabia and to us. We are helping businessmen and businesswomen very much. In Jubail, our investment is worth $ 5 billion to help trade cooperation between Saudi Aramco and the U.S. Dow Chemical Company in the joint venture Sadara Chemical Company.   Arabic »

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    American Consulate in Dhahran: Saudis Refusal Rate is Less than 3% (06/16/2015)

    Chief Consul Kelly Landry stated that the delay in visa issuances for Saudi citizens could be caused by bad photos, not paying SEVIS fees, or not applying for a new visa when changing schools. Landry explained that with June being the busiest month of the year, all American diplomatic missions in Saudi are working hard to ensure that visa applicants have a pleasant and easy experience before and during the month of Ramadan.  Arabic »

  • Mike Hankey: The Saudi's Strong Cultural Presence Contradicts What's Promoted in Media (06/09/2015)
    Mike Hankey: The Saudi's Strong Cultural Presence Contradicts What's Promoted in Media (06/09/2015)

    Consul General Mike Hankey stated that Saudi is rich with many cultural aspects and that there is a cultural depth between Saudi and the U.S. at all levels, especially in exchange programs. He explained that the Consulate offers programs in which writers, intellectuals, and artists are given a chance to share their experiences...The CG stated that he and his staff always make sure to participate in cultural events in EP and support them.  Arabic »

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