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    King Salman Discusses the Latest Developments in the Region with U.S. Defense Secretary

  • group in a conference room (Photo Credit: Riyadh Newspaper)

    Deputy Crown Prince Discusses with Carter the Development of Bilateral Defense Cooperation

  • group standing around a cake (Photo: State Dept)

    Saudi Doctor Receives the 2015 Women in Science Hall of Fame Award

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    Ambassador Westphal Visits Shaybah

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    Let Girls Learn


More Consulate News

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    CG Hankey Attends Mohammad Al Dossary Wedding (08/19/2015)

    Abdullah Al Dossary, Manager of the Saudi Soccer team, celebrated his son Mohammad's wedding in the presence of sports personalities from EP, friends and family.   Arabic »

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    CG in Dhahran Visits Saudi Petroleum Services Pole Tech (08/19/2015)

    Executive Director Abdullah Al Yami and employees of the Institute welcomed Consul General Mike Hankey and gave him a tour of the institute that trains 2,000 students in oil machinery, electricity, cooling pipes and welding.  Arabic »

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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 »

  • CG Mike Hankey (Photo Credit: State Department)
    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 »

  • CG Mike Hankey (Photo Credit: State Department)
    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 »

Attention U.S. Passport Holders


  • September 25, 2015 Update: We have been in touch with relatives of some U.S. citizens who sustained minor injuries following the stampede in Mina yesterday. At this time we have no indication other U.S. citizens were among the casualties or are hospitalized though we continue to be in contact with the travel organizers and Saudi authorities in Mecca. We encourage you to continue contacting your relatives through your pre-arranged means, as well as their tour company providers. Saudi cell phone networks are experiencing heavy traffic and you may not reach your relative immediately. SMS and email are used successfully by many as well.

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