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  • Panel discussion at the Kaisa Library

    The ARC had the pleasure of hosting an evening dedicated to Finndians, the descendants of Finnish immigrants and Native Americans, on August 11.

  • 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.

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    Ian Hatcher: "Apps and Code: New Forms of Poetry" at the ARC on August 24 (PDF, 500 kB)

    Visiting Runokuu poet Ian Hatcher's performance “Apps and Code: New Forms of Poetry” on August 24 at 15:30. Ian Hatcher is a text/sound/code artist, author of Prosthesis (Poor Claudia 2016), and developer of the poetry app Abra. Kaisa Library Auditorium, Fabianinkatu 30, 7th floor. Welcome! 

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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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Trafficking in Persons Report 2016

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International Religious Freedom Report 2015

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