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His Excellency, President David W. Panuelo, Meets with the Honorable Secretary of the U.S. Department of Interior

Washington, D.C. (May 20, 2019, FSMIS) – His Excellency, President David W. Panuelo, kicked off his official meetings in Washington D.C. this morning, first with a call on the Honorable David Bernhardt, U.S. Secretary of the Department of the Interior. The appropriateness of the first call on the Department of Interior is significant in light of the Department’s role in implementing the Compact of Free Association (COFA). The Department continues to play a key role in the U.S.-FSM relations on a day-to-day basis.

Mon, May 20, 2019 Mon, May 20, 2019

President David W. Panuelo arrives Washington, D.C. for historic visit to the White House

Washington D.C., May 19, 2019- His Excellency David W. Panuelo, President of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), arrived safely into Washington, D.C. this morning for his official Working Visit to the White House. Only nine days into his administration, President Panuelo joined his two fellow Micronesian Presidents, H.E. Tommy E. Remengesau Jr., of the Republic of Palau, and H.E. Hilda Heine of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, for this historic meeting.

Mon, May 20, 2019

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

Senate Eyes Telehealth to Help Pacific Island Veterans Access Care

Washington DC, May 03, 2019- The Embassy of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) in D.C., continues to engage on the Capitol Hill with the U.S. Congress on a variety of issues including advocacy work on FSM veterans’ affairs issues. Through these collaborations, a recent bill was introduced by Senators Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) regarding a pilot project that would enable US veterans in the Pacific islands including the Freely Associated States have the ability to access support from the U.S. Government while in the islands.

Fri, May 3, 2019 Fri, May 3, 2019

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

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

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

News Release-Consulate General in Portland visits Idaho

Mon, Apr 8, 2019

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

New Release-Idaho Visit

Mon, Apr 8, 2019

USCIS Factsheet Updated

Fri, Mar 15, 2019

Press Release- Ambassador Susaia meets with Honorable Congressman San Nicolas of Guam

Ambassador Meets with the Honorable Congressman San Nicolas of Guam

Washington D.C., - March 07, 2019 – His Excellency Ambassador Akillino H. Susaia met with the Honorable U.S. Congressman Michael F.Q. San Nicolas of Guam at the U.S. Capitol Hill on Thursday, March 07, 2019. The meeting came about at the invitation of Congressman San Nicolas.

Mon, Mar 11, 2019

Notice to Citizens of the FSM residing in the U.S.: Availability of I-94 Automation Online For Accessing Purposes

This is to inform citizens of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) who resides in the United States or plan to travel and reside in the United States that the FSM Embassy in Washington, DC has received the following notice relating to the availability and accessing I-94 online:

Wed, Feb 27, 2019

FSM Issues Statement on Ongoing Situation in Venezuela

PALIKIR, Pohnpei—In the wake of the recent leadership and political crisis affecting the people of Venezuela, the Government of the Federated States of Micronesia, in its ongoing commitment to peace, has issued the following statement through a diplomatic note:

Tue, Feb 19, 2019

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

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 ( or (619-3205844).

Wed, Jan 9, 2019

Ambassador Susaia Pays Courtesy Call on U.S. Congressman Sablan

Washington, D.C., — December 12, 2018 — Today on the U.S. Capitol Hill, Ambassador Akillino H. Susaia paid a courtesy call on the Honorable U.S Congressman Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan of the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands (CNMI). Ambassador Susaia congratulated Rep. Sablan on his recent re-election to the U.S. Congress. The two discussed issues of mutual interest relating to the bilateral relations between the Federated States of Micronesia and the United States under the Compact of Free Association.

Thu, Dec 13, 2018

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

Congressman Young Sends Two Bills to the President’s Desk

Today, with Senate approval two of Alaska Congressman Don Young’s bills are going to the President’s desk for signature. Congressman Young introduced H.R. 1417, the National Law Enforcement Museum Exhibits Act, and H.R. 3398, the REAL ID Act Modification for Freely Associated States Act, during the 115th Congress.

U.S. Congressman Don Young's WebsiteThu, Dec 6, 2018 Mon, Dec 10, 2018

Vice Present George's Visit to D.C.

Washington, D.C.- The Honorable Yosiwo P. George, Vice President of the Federated States of Micronesia visited Washington, D.C., the United States Capital, on the 23rd to the 25th of November 2018. He was accompanied by Special Assistant to the President's Office, Mr. Herman Semes, Jr.

Mon, Nov 26, 2018