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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 »

  • EP Governor Receives U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Middle East Affairs (06/08/2015)
    EP Governor Receives U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Middle East Affairs (06/08/2015)

    Prince Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, Governor of the EP, received on Sunday U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Middle East Affairs Susan Ziadeh. During the meeting they discussed bilateral relations between the two countries, and she commended the development being witnessed by the EP. The meeting was attended by U.S. Consul General in Dhahran Mike Hankey.  Arabic »

  • CG Mike Hankey Calls for DC - Riyadh Partnership in the Energy Sector (06/08/2015)
    CG Mike Hankey Calls for DC - Riyadh Partnership in the Energy Sector (06/08/2015)

    U.S. Consul General in Dhahran Mike Hankey warned of global energy challenges and called for closer scientific relationship between his country and Saudi Arabia in renewable energy research. In a visit to Dhahran Techno Valley with Deputy Assistant Secretary Ziadeh the two discussed the strong relationship the valley has with American companies.  Arabic »

  • U.S. Consul General Praises Industrial Development and Development Opportunities in the Industrial Field in Jubail (06/08/2015)
    U.S. Consul General Praises Industrial Development and Development Opportunities in the Industrial Field in Jubail (06/08/2015)

    U.S. Consul General Mike Hankey praised the great development witnessed by the Kingdom in various fields, especially the industrial activity and investment opportunities in Jubail Industrial City. This came during a visit by the U.S. Consul General and his family to the house of businessman Ahmed Al-Khonaini. Al-Khonaini welcomed the CG’s visit, which provided an opportunity to exchange views and discuss trade issues of interest to the businessmen in the Kingdom and the U.S. Also, they discussed ways of business cooperation and investment in the industrial cities.  Arabic »

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Passport/Visa Systems Errors

  • Systems issues that have affected the Department of State's ability to issue visas have been resolved, and all applicants can schedule appointments as normal. All applicants should plan to attend their current appointments as scheduled. Applicants with passports at the Embassy will be contacted once the passport (with a visa) is ready for pickup. Thank you for your cooperation.

    The technical issues also affected the Department of State's ability to adjudicate applications for U.S. passports accepted overseas between May 26 and June 14, 2015. If you applied for a U.S. passport overseas during this time frame and have travel plans within the next 10 business days, please consider requesting an emergency passport at the U.S. embassy or consulate at which you originally applied. Information about how to apply for an emergency passport can be obtained by writing to DhahranACS@state.gov.

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