News & Announcements

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President Panuelo Commits with the Presidents of Palau, Marshall Islands, Nauru, and Kiribati to Initiate the Formal Process of Withdrawal from the Pacific Islands Forum

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Tue, Feb 9, 2021

European Union Visa Waiver

Thu, Sep 20, 2018

U.S. ICE Crackdowns & Raids

Sun, Jul 14, 2019

Notice & Announcement to FSM Citizens in the United States

For Immediate Release relating to COVID-19 Pandemic

March 16, 2020

Tue, Mar 17, 2020 Tue, Mar 17, 2020

I-102 Application Form

Tue, Jan 12, 2021


Personal Information:

Nationality: Citizen of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM)
Legal Resident, Pohnpei State
Family Status: Married to Mihpel Olter Susaia with two sons and two daughters

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Federated States of Micronesia National Government

Thu, Jul 27, 2017

Message from President David W. Panuelo to the People & Government of the United States

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Thu, Jan 7, 2021 Thu, Jan 7, 2021

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

President Donald J. Trump signed into law the REAL ID Act Modification for the Freely Associated States Act

Washington, DC., — December 18, 2018 — Yesterday in Washington D.C., President Donald J. Trump signed into law the REAL ID Act Modification for the Freely Associated States Act H.R. 3398 was recently passed this month by the Senate through unanimous consent after the same bill was passed and referred by the House. The following statement was released yesterday as an expression of appreciation by President Peter M. Christian:

Mon, Dec 10, 2018

Cárdenas, Radewagen, Gabbard, Womack, Case, Sablan Introduce the Covering Our FAS Allies Act

Oct 23, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29), along with Representatives Amata Coleman Radewagen (R-AS), Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), Steve Womack (R-AR), Ed Case (D-HI), and Gregorio Sablan (D-MP) introduced the Covering Our FAS Allies (COFA) Act. This bipartisan bill would reinstate Medicaid eligibility for citizens of the Freely Associated States (FAS) – the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of Palau.

Wed, Oct 23, 2019 Fri, Oct 25, 2019

21st FSM Congress Extends President Panuelo’s Public Health Emergency Declaration Until May 31st, 2020; Nation-wide Social Distancing Measures to Be Developed & Take Effect Within 30 Days

Tue, May 19, 2020

FSM Consulate General in Portland visits Idaho

News Release No. 19-01
March 14, 2019

FSM Consul General Joe Silem Enlet Meets Idaho State Governor Brad Little and DMV Administrator Alberto Gonzalez

Mon, Apr 8, 2019

Unofficial List of Candidates for March 2nd, 2021 Congressional Election

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Wed, Nov 4, 2020 Wed, Nov 4, 2020

Secretary Lawrence in D.C. for IMF and World Bank Spring Meetings

Washington DC, April 22, 2019- Secretary Lawrence was in D.C. to attend the Spring Meetings for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank (WB) held from 8 – 14 April 2019. At the meetings, Secretary Lawrence met with Ms. Victoria Kwakwa, Vice President of the World Bank. She also met with World Bank Executive Director Kunil Hwang, who represents the constituency at the World Bank that includes the FSM as a member. Secretary Lawrence later met with Executive Director Nigel Ray, who represents FSM at the IMF Board of Executive Directors.

Mon, Apr 22, 2019 Mon, Apr 22, 2019

President Panuelo Discusses COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts, Repatriation Plans, with the Congressional Committee to Wait; Mid-May Offered as a Tentative Repatriation Timeframe for Citizens Stranded in COVID-19 Affected Jurisdictions

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Tue, Mar 23, 2021 Tue, Mar 23, 2021

Secretary Pompeo Tells President Panuelo: “We’re Ready to Start Negotiations on the Compact of Free Association”

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Secretary Pompeo Tells President Panuelo: “We’re Ready to Start Negotiations on the Compact of Free Association”

Mon, Aug 5, 2019 Mon, Aug 5, 2019

FSM State of Yap Joins Chuuk & Pohnpei in Prohibiting Aircraft Disembarkation; 14-Day Delay for Cargo Shipping Rescinded in Favor of Strengthened Health & Port Security Protocols

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Wed, Mar 25, 2020

“To Those of You Who Are Aiding Our Stranded Citizens Abroad: Thank You,” Says President Panuelo, Vice President George, and Governors Oliver, Sigrah, Elimo, and Falan

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Wed, Jun 10, 2020 Wed, Jun 10, 2020

FSM Citizen Repatriation Efforts to Begin with COVID-19 Free Jurisdictions

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Tue, Sep 22, 2020 Tue, Sep 22, 2020

Final Decree Amendment to Cut-off Date of Receipt of Absentee Ballots

Wed, Feb 24, 2021