News & Announcements

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Senators Hirono, Schatz Reintroduce Legislation to Restore Health Care Access for COFA Citizens

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Wednesday, July 24, 2019, Senators Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) reintroduced the Covering our FAS Allies Act, which would reinstate Medicaid coverage, also known as Med-QUEST in Hawaii, for citizens of the Freely Associated States (FAS) living in the United States under the Compacts of Free Association (COFA).
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Wed, Jul 24, 2019 Fri, Jul 26, 2019

Amendment to Constitutional Emergency Order No. 20-01

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Thu, Mar 19, 2020

His Excellency David W. Panuelo's State of the Nation Address, May 20th 2020

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Wed, May 20, 2020 Wed, May 20, 2020

President Panuelo Signs Nation-wide COVID-19 Social Distancing Decree

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Decree on Social Distancing

Tue, Aug 25, 2020 Tue, Aug 25, 2020

Letter to Speaker: RE PIF

Wed, Feb 17, 2021

Kosrae State Birth Certificate Request Form

Wed, Oct 17, 2018

President David W. Panuelo Meets President Donald J. Trump

Washington D.C., May 23, 2019 –Ten days into office, on Tuesday, May 21st, 2019, His Excellency David W. Panuelo, President of the Federated States of Micronesia, met with His Excellency Donald J. Trump, President of the United States of America, in the Oval Office at the White House. Following brief one-on-one meetings with President Trump, President Panuelo, His Excellency Tommy E. Remengesau, Jr., President of the Republic of Palau, and Her Excellency Dr. Hilda C. Heine, President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, joined the U.S.

Tue, May 28, 2019 Tue, May 28, 2019

The FSM Development Bank Scholarship

Wed, Aug 28, 2019

The FSM COVID-19 Response Framework: A Summary

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Wed, Apr 8, 2020 Wed, Apr 8, 2020

e-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance

Tue, Jan 12, 2021

FSM Passport Application Form

Thu, Feb 8, 2018

FSM National & Pohnpei State Governments’ Medical Teams Jointly Report: the COVID-19 Case Onboard the MV Chief Mailo is Historical & Non-Infectious; FSM Asks WHO to Remove Nation from List of COVID-19 Affected Countries

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Wed, Jan 27, 2021 Wed, Jan 27, 2021

New Zealand Ambassador Banks Paid Courtesy Call on Ambassador Susaia

Washington, D.C., January 18, 2019 - Her Excellency Ambassador Rosemary Banks, newly appointed Ambassador for New Zealand to the United States, paid a courtesy call on Ambassador Susaia on the 18th of January 2019. After the usual welcoming and exchange of pleasantries, the dialogue between the two shifted its focus to issues and matters of mutual interest for both New Zealand and FSM. They discussed issues including climate change and how best to collaborate in D.C., to further promote the interest of the Pacific region.

Thu, Jan 24, 2019

Captain Bronson B. Martin of the FSM National Police Graduates from FBI NationalAcademy

FBI National Academy, Quantico, V.A. - On December 20, 2019, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, held its Two Hundred Seventy-Eight (278th Session) Commencement Exercise where over 200 participants graduated to join the club of distinguished graduates of the Academy. Captain Bronson B. Martin of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) National Police was among those graduating officers. FSM’s participation at the esteemed Academy was made possible through continued cooperation and collaboration of both the U.S.

Mon, Dec 23, 2019 Mon, Dec 23, 2019

Notice To Citizens: COVID-19

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Wed, Aug 12, 2020

Press Release-CANN

Washington, DC, April 09, 2019- Wednesday, 3rd of April 2019, Mr. David Anitok from the COFA Alliance National Network (CANN), Oregon chapter and Mr. Alson Kellen, Executive Director for the Waan Aelon in Majel (WAM) Program who was also a former Mayor of Bikini atoll paid a courtesy call on Ambassador Susaia. The courtesy call granted an opportunity for the Embassy to be briefed on the current and ongoing engagements of both organizations, particularly their endeavors advocating for COFA citizens.

Tue, Apr 9, 2019

41 FSM Citizens & Diplomats Enter Pre-Quarantine in Guam for Repatriation to the FSM on December 5th

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Tue, Nov 24, 2020 Tue, Nov 24, 2020

2019 Close Up Visit

Washington DC, May 09, 2019- Yesterday, Close Up students from the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) and their chaperones paid a courtesy call on the FSM Embassy in D.C. Charge d' Affaires, ad interim, Mr. Jackson Soram received the visiting students on behalf of Ambassador Akilino H. Susaia who was away from post and back in Palikir on work-related assignments.

Thu, May 9, 2019 Thu, May 9, 2019

Declaration of Public Health Emergency Extended to May 31st, 2021; May 13th Planned for Repatriation of Stranded Citizens

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Mon, Apr 5, 2021 Fri, Apr 9, 2021

Citizens of the FSM Applying for REAL ID Driver’s Licenses: You Need Your I-94 and Your FSM Passport

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Citizens of the FSM Applying for REAL ID Driver’s Licenses: You Need Your I-94 and Your FSM Passport

Wed, Sep 4, 2019 Wed, Sep 4, 2019