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  • Independence Day celebrations

    On June 16, Ambassador Adams hosted the 240th anniversary of the Independence of the United States of America. The Arctic was the central theme, in order to highlight the US Chairmanship of the Arctic Council.

  • Seven ARC Grantees arrived to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the Grant Program.

    Happy Birthday, American Resource Center! The ARC celebrated its 70th Anniversary on May 19. Guests included ARC Grantees from the past 10 years.


    The Deed of the new Fulbright Finland Foundation was signed on May 13 by DCM Susan Elbow from the U.S. Embassy and Jouni Mölsä, Director General from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

  • 2016 SelectUSA Investment Summit

    We’re thrilled to announce that registration is open for the third SelectUSA Investment Summit in Washington, DC on June 19-21, 2016!

More News from the Embassy

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    Ambassador Adams Visiting Kotka

    Ambassador Adams experienced Finland's maritime history and industry first hand at the Hamina-Kotka Port on May 31 as part of a visit to Kotka and the surrounding region. 

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    Voting in 2016

    Your vote counts! Did you know that many recent U.S. elections have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by military and overseas voters? All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot receipt deadline.  Read more »

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    Affordable Care Act and U.S. Citizens Abroad

    What are the implications of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) for U.S. citizens residing abroad? U.S. citizens living abroad are generally subject to the same individual shared responsibility provision as U.S. citizens living in the United States. Please click the link above to read more. 

  • Can my same sex spouse qualify for a visa?
    Can my same sex spouse qualify for a visa?

    Please review the FAQs on U.S. Visas for Same Sex Spouses for additional questions 

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Educational Exchange Programs

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Federal Voting Assistance Program

  • Federal Voting Assistance Program Information on absentee voting for U.S. citizens who are living outside the U.S.


Trafficking in Persons Report 2015

  • Trafficking in Persons Report 2015 The Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report is the U.S. Government’s
    principal diplomatic tool to engage foreign governments on human trafficking.

International Religious Freedom Report 2014

  • State Dept logo U.S. Government's International Religious Freedom Report for 2014.
  • State Dept logo U.S. Government's International Religious Freedom Report for 2014, Finnish translation (PDF, 69 kB)

2015 Country Reports on Human Rights


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