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  • Ambassador Adams and his wife Vera (in the middle back row) and Naval Attaché Paul Harasty (left) visiting the war veterans and staff at Kauniala Veterans' Hospital.

    Ambassador Charles Adams and his wife Vera visited Kauniala Veterans’ Hospital in Kaunianen on February 29.

  • Admiral Papp and President Niinistö.

    In a Jan 28 meeting, U.S. Special Representative for the Arctic Robert J. Papp and President Sauli Niinistö expressed their strong commitment to Arctic issues. (Photo: Office of the President of the Republic of Finland)

  • Deputy Chief of Mission Susan Elbow, Ambassador Charles Adams, Library Director Kai Ekholm, Chief of Research Services Liisa Savolainen

    Ambassador Adams and DCM Susan Elbow visited the National Library of Finland on November 27. Library Director Kai Ekholm and Chief of Research Services Liisa Savolainen gave them a tour in the library.

  • 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!

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  • U.S. Coast Guard AMVER program: Saving lives at sea every day around the world with partners from Finland. DCM Elbow on the left.
    Amver: Saving Lives Every Day with Partners from Finland and Around the Globe

    U.S-Finland cooperation helps save lives at sea. Three Finnish vessels from Arctia Offshore and ESL Shipping were recognized for being part of this effort with Amver awards on April 19. U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission to Finland, Ms. Susan Elbow and U.S. Coast Guard Amver director Benjamin Strong made the presentation during the 12th annual Arctic Shipping Forum in Helsinki. 

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    American Resource Center Grant 2015 Recipients Announced

    ARC Grant 2015 was awarded to Mr. Juuso Koskinen, a student of contemporary history from the University of Turku. He is awarded with 1,000 euro grant for his Master's Thesis "Anchor for Neutrality - United States Role in Finnish Foreign Policy 1980-1990." An additional 500 euro prize was awarded to Ms. Evelina Salo from the English Department at Åbo Akademi University.  

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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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