News & Announcements

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President David W. Panuelo Meets with Secretary Robert Wilkie of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Discusses Supporting Veterans in the Federated States of Micronesia

Washington D.C., May 24, 2019– Near the conclusion of his visit to the United States, His Excellency David W. Panuelo, President of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), met with the Honorable Robert Wilkie, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The two had met earlier at the occasion of His Excellency’s visit to Arlington National Cemetery.

Mon, Jun 3, 2019 Mon, Jun 3, 2019

Inaugural Address of His Excellency David W. Panuelo

Mon, Jul 29, 2019

For Memorial Day 2020, President Panuelo Conveys the Nation’s Grief to President Trump as the FSM & the United States Mourn Those Who Gave the Ultimate Sacrifice

Please click on the pdf file below to access the full version of the Presidential Letter. Click here to access the complete version of the Press Release.

Mon, May 25, 2020

Press Release-Pacific Island Law Students Courtesy Call on Ambassador Susaia

Washington DC, April 09, 2019- On Thursday, 21st of March 2019, student-members of the Pacific Island Law Student Association (PILA) from William S. Richardson School of Law in Honolulu, Hawaii paid a courtesy call on Ambassador Susaia. Those who attended the call include Mr. Eddie Yeichy 3rd year Law Student, Mr. Rockyner Hadley 1st year law student, and Ms. Beverlyn Simina 2nd year law student. They were accompanied by the President of their association Mr. Ian Tapu, who is also 2nd year law student.

Tue, Apr 9, 2019

Joint Statement from the President of the United States and the Presidents of the Freely Associated States

The United States of America, the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Federated States of Micronesia, as Pacific nations, jointly reaffirm our interest in a free, open, and prosperous Indo-Pacific region. We recognize our unique, historic, and special relationships, and reaffirm our countries’ commitments to the Compacts of Free Association, resolving to continue our close cooperation in support of prosperity, security, and the rule of law.

Tue, May 21, 2019 Tue, May 21, 2019

MV Chief Mailo Returns to FSM After More Than One Year Abroad; One Isolated But Confirmed Case of COVID-19 on Board, Citizens Encouraged To Keep Distance From the Vessel & Quarantine Sites Until Further Notice

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Fri, Jan 8, 2021 Fri, Jan 8, 2021

FSM Immigration Regulations

You will find here FSM Immigration Regulations in pdf format. Please refer to the document for more information or should you have more questions please reach out to the Division of Immigration & Labor, FSM Department of Justice at (passport@doj.gov.fm) or (619-3205844).

Wed, Jan 9, 2019

President Panuelo Declares a State of Public Health Emergency to Protect the FSM from the 2019 Coronavirus

Mon, Feb 3, 2020 Mon, Feb 3, 2020

Pohnpei State Simulation Exercise Reveals Both Significant Improvement & Significant Gaps; No Date Confirmed for Repatriation of FSM Citizens Residing in Pohnpei

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Thu, Aug 6, 2020 Thu, Aug 6, 2020

President Panuelo Discusses Public Education on Proposed Constitutional Amendments & Repatriation Efforts with Committee to Wait

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Wed, Nov 18, 2020 Wed, Nov 18, 2020

Costa Rica Visa Waiver

Thu, Nov 8, 2018

President Panuelo Grants Governor Elimo’s Request to Extend Chuuk’s Travel Restrictions to April 17; Air Travel from Palau to Yap Still Possible

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Sat, Mar 28, 2020

Federal Registration Notice-REALID Modification for FAS Act

Thu, Jan 14, 2021

Citing COVID-19 Exposure, FSM Consulate in Guam Moves to Remote Work Only

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Fri, Sep 25, 2020 Fri, Sep 25, 2020

Fact Sheet: Status of Citizens of the Freely Associated States of the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of the Marshall Islands

Thu, Sep 20, 2018

Decree in Relation to the Public Health Emergency Declaration

Fri, Feb 28, 2020

Decree to Suspend the use of the Special Polling Places in Guam and in Honolulu for the March 2021 National Election due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Please click on the pdf file below to access the Presidential Decree & Letter to Speaker Simina regarding temporary suspension of Special Polling Places in Guam and Honolulu for the upcoming FSM National Election.

Fri, Dec 4, 2020

Notice for the Citizens of the Federated States of Micronesia Residing in the United States of America

17 Feb 2017

It has been widely reported in news outlets and social media that the administration of President Donald Trump is considering a new or separate Executive Order entitled "Protecting Taxpayer Resources by Ensuring Our Immigration Laws Promote Accountability and Responsibility." If passed, the reported draft text, among other things, would make lawful permanent residents already in the United States vulnerable to deportation in some circumstances if they use federal-means tested public benefits or are on "welfare" assistance.

Fri, Feb 17, 2017

President Panuelo Attends Reception on Capitol Hill: Reaffirms the Commitment of the U.S. and FSM Governments to Proceed with Discussions to Address Expiring Compact Provisions

Washington D.C., May 21, 2019 – His Excellency David W. Panuelo, President of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), was at U.S. Capitol Hill in the Longworth Building’s Natural Resources Committee Room this evening, May 21st, 2019, attending a reception held in the honor of the visiting Presidents of the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the FSM. The three Ambassadors of the Micronesian Embassies in D.C hosted the reception, which was attended by some prominent members of the U.S. Congress as well as key congressional staffers.

Fri, May 24, 2019 Fri, May 24, 2019

In Memoriam: The Honorable Livingston A. Taulung

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Tue, Feb 16, 2021 Tue, Feb 16, 2021