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  Passport Home
Only the U.S. Department of State has the authority to grant, issue or verify United States passports.
To obtain a passport for the first time, you need to go in person to one of over 9,000 passport acceptance facilities located throughout the United States with two photographs of yourself, proof of U.S. citizenship, and a valid form of photo identification such as a driver’s license.
Acceptance facilities include many Federal, state and probate courts, post offices, some public libraries and a number of county and municipal offices.
travel.state.gov /passport/passport_1738.html   (332 words)

  United States Secretary of State - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The United States Secretary of State is the head of the United States Department of State, concerned with foreign affairs.
The position of "Secretary of State of the United States" was thus intended to be the most general and important office in the U.S. government, after the Presidency.
Those that remain in the Department are: storage and use of the Great Seal of the United States, performance of protocol functions for the White House, drafting of certain Presidential proclamations, formally accepting notice of the president's resignation, and replies to public inquiries.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_States_Secretary_of_State   (688 words)

 United States Department of State - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The United States Department of State, often referred to as the State Department, is the Cabinet-level foreign affairs agency of the United States government, equivalent to foreign ministries in other countries.
It is administered by the United States Secretary of State.
The State Department became the center of controversy during McCarthyism in the 1950's, as a number of government officials were interrogated and sometimes fllisted for alleged spy activity for the Soviet Union.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_States_Department_of_State   (855 words)

 United States Department of State - dKosopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The United States Department of State, (often referred to as the State Department) exists to assist the President, through the Secretary of State, in formulating and executing the foreign policy and relations of the United States of America.
The State Department was created by Congress in 1789 as the successor to the Department of Foreign Affairs, and is governed by Title 22, Chapter 38 of the US Code.
The State Department is in charge of the Foreign Service of the United States, making it responsible for U.S. embassies and consulates around the world, as well as the diplomatic personnel who staff them.
www.dkosopedia.com /index.php/State_Department   (590 words)

 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/United States Department of State
The State Department became the center of controversy during McCarthyism in the mid-20th century, as a number of government officials were interrogated and sometimes fllisted for alleged spy activity for the Soviet Union.
On September 11, 2001, as terrorists struck at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, there were also early reports that terrorists also struck at the State Department, detonating a car bomb within the vicinity.
The Department of State conducts these activities with a workforce of Civil Service employees.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/United_States_Department_of_State   (907 words)

The Department of State is the lead cabinet-level agency concerned with the conduct of foreign relations throughout the world.
It serves as the focal point within the Department of State for all policy issues and activities involving the Intelligence Community.
In support of the statutory authority of the Secretary of State and Chiefs of Mission for the conduct of foreign policy and oversight of all US Government activities overseas, INR coordinates the State Department’s activities on issues concerning intelligence, security, counterintelligence, investigative, and special operations.
www.intelligence.gov /1-members_state.shtml   (862 words)

QUESTION: The United States was always a good friend of Afghanistan, especially during the Soviet-Afghan War in the 1980s.
United States policy and the sanctions imposed against the Taliban by the international community are in no way intended to harm the Afghan people.
By their actions in the United Nations and in the Organization of the Islamic Conference, it is clear that the great majority of Muslim countries do not accept the Taliban's sectarian and culturally-based interpretation of Islam.
www.fromthewilderness.com /timeline/2001/statedepartment121101.html   (2628 words)

 Human Rights Report by the United States Department of State
The Government dropped charges against 5 of the civilian suspects in return for their testimony as state witnesses; the trial of the remaining 14 civilian defendants was completed in April.
Subsequently Taylor stated that religion is a private matter, but that cabinet ministers are required to be present at public ceremonies that the president attends.
The Constitution states that workers, except members of the military and police, have the right to associate in trade unions, and workers are allowed to join unions in practice.
pages.prodigy.net /jkess3/State1999.htm   (8656 words)

 United States Department of State at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The United States Department of State, or State Department for short, is the Cabinet-level foreign affairs agency of the United States government.
Its headquarters is located in the Harry S. Truman Building a few blocks from the White House and houses (among other things) the State Department Operation Center and the Nuclear Risk Reduction Center.
The United States Constitution, drafted in Philadelphia in the summer of 1787 and ratified by the states the following year, gave the President responsibility for the conduct of the nation's foreign relations.
www.wiki.tatet.com /U.S._Department_of_State.html   (842 words)

 United States Department of State Visa Bulletin Archive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Consular officers are required to report to the Department of State documentarily qualified applicants for numerically limited visas; the Immigration and Naturalization Service reports applicants for adjustment of status.
The Department of State has available a recorded message with visa availability information which can be heard at (202) 663-1541.
The Department of State also has available a recorded message with visa cut-off dates which can be heard at (202) 663-1541.
dosfan.lib.uic.edu /ERC/visa_bulletin/2000-09bulletin.html   (1573 words)

 Grants Terms and Conditions for the Administration of United States Department of State Assistance Awards (Rev. 09/99)
In the performance of the work authorized pursuant to this award, the recipient agrees to comply with all applicable Federal and State laws, rules and regulations which deal with or relate to the employment by the recipient of the employees necessary for such performance.
The decision of the Procurement Executive's authorized representative for the determination of such appeal shall be final and conclusive unless determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to have been fraudulent, or capricious, or arbitrary, or so grossly erroneous as necessarily to imply bad faith, or not supported by substantial evidence.
The term "United States" includes the fifty states, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, possessions of the United States, and the District of Columbia.
exchanges.state.gov /education/grantsdiv/terms.htm   (2339 words)

 US Department of State Bulletin: Nonimmigrant visa waiver pilot program with Japan - Department of State announcement - ...
Beginning December 15, 1988, Japan and the United States have waived the requirement that citizens traveling between the two countries for purposes of tourism or business need visas.
In 1987 there were 2.1 million Japanese travelers to the United States, and travel in 1988 is up another 17%.
The convenience of coming to the United States without a visa will result in an even greater number of Japanese visitors in the future.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1079/is_n2141_v88/ai_6977630   (586 words)

 Modern History Sourcebook: United States Department of State Press Statement: The European Common Market And The Free ...
However, the United Kingdom would continue to maintain its own tariff against countries outside the free trade area, and the six countries of the common market would do the same with their unified tariff.
It is in the light of these complementary objectives that the United States welcomes the initiatives for a common market and free trade area in Western Europe.
The United States hopes that such free-trade-area arrangements as may be concluded among the proposed common market, the United Kingdom, and other OEEC countries would also encourage the expansion of international trade from which all of the free-world countries, and not only those participating in the common market and free trade area, would benefit.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/mod/1957-ecc-efta-us.html   (655 words)

 ReliefWeb » Document Preview » U.S. names new special representative to Sudan
The U.S. Department of State announced July 26 the appointment of Roger P. Winter as special representative of the deputy secretary of state for Sudan.
The Department of State announces the appointment of Roger P. Winter as Special Representative of the Deputy Secretary of State for Sudan.
Since 2001, the United States played a leading role in peace negotiations between the Government of Sudan and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement to end the North-South civil war that devastated Sudan for two decades.
www.reliefweb.int /rw/RWB.NSF/db900SID/EGUA-6ENQPK?OpenDocument   (431 words)

 United States Department of State
When the United States Information Agency was abolished on October 1, 1999, the USIS American Center in central Nicosia was closed and its personnel and activities were transferred to the Department of State.
A State Public Affairs Officer (PAO) who serves as the spokesperson for the Mission and advises the Ambassador on all matters related to the press and cultural affairs heads the new Public Affairs Section (PAS), located on the second floor of the chancery.
The unit of currency on the island is the Cyprus pound which is divided into 100 cents.
www.americanembassy.org.cy /TheEmbassy/postrep.htm   (11831 words)

 United States Department of State - LexisNexis InfoPro - Zimmerman's Research Guide
The State Department is in charge of relations between the U.S. and other countries, particularly diplomatic relations.
The Department has a Web page (www.state.gov), which posts extensive information about the Department, U.S. foreign policy and provides information about foreign countries.
The Department is a good source for information on U.S. treaties, and the number for the Treaty Desk is 202-647-1345.
www.lexisnexis.com /infopro/zimmerman/disp.aspx?z=2071   (138 words)

 Sample Letter to the United States Department of State   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Specifically, the State Department should support legislation, such as the "Corporate Code of Conduct Act" and the "Transparency and Responsibility for United States Trade Health Act of 2001," requiring U.S. corporations to demand respect for labor rights on their supplier facilities and to report publicly on compliance with labor rights throughout their supply chains.
Until such legislation is enacted, the State Department, in conjunction with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and the Labor and Commerce Departments, should publicly encourage U.S. corporations, particularly banana-exporting corporations, to adopt these practices.
The State Department should encourage the government of Ecuador to enforce existing labor laws that protect the human rights of workers and bring inadequate laws into compliance with international standards.
www.hrw.org /campaigns/ecuador/us.htm   (344 words)

 ReliefWeb » Document Preview » Zoellick urges Sudan's new government to press forward
Speaking at a press conference July 9 in Khartoum -- where he represented the United States at the GONU inaugural -- Zoellick said, "We need to identify particular problems to try to solve them" throughout Sudan.
Zoellick said he is pleased that the United States and others have been able to provide food and ensure people get the basic necessities.
On the issue of terrorism, Zoellick said "the cooperation with the Sudan on issues of terrorism has improved greatly." He said the United States is "pleased that Sudan has turned from a course" where it was hosting Usama bin Laden in the 1990's, to one where it has recognized the dangers of terrorism.
www.reliefweb.int /rw/rwb.nsf/db900SID/EGUA-6E9LQC?OpenDocument&emid=ACOS-635PJQ&rc=1   (727 words)

 US Department of State Bulletin: Travel advisories
This service was established by the Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs in 1978.
Travel advisories are generally limited to significant risks such as physical danger, unexpected arrest or detention, serious health hazards, or other conditions abroad with serious consequences for the American traveling public which may not have received extensive coverage in the U.S. media.
Travel advisories are issued only after careful review of information from our diplomatic post in the affected country and coordination with various bureaus of the Department of State and concerned Federal agencies.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1079/is_n2127_v87/ai_6101587   (430 words)

 Travel Accommodation Announced June 8, 2007
The U.S. Departments of State and Homeland Security announced Friday, June 8, that U.S. citizens traveling to Canada, Mexico, Bermuda or countries in the Caribbean region, who have applied for, but not yet received passports, can re-enter the United States by air.
Acceptable confirmation of a passport application may be found at the Department of State’s website at http://travel.state.gov/passport/get/status/status_2567.html.
Children 16 and under traveling alone should carry a copy of their birth certificate, baptismal record or a hospital record of birth in the United States as well as the proof of passport application status from the Department of State (DOS) for departure from the United States as well as re-entry to the United States.
www.travel.state.gov /travel/cbpmc/cbpmc_2223.html   (1137 words)

 United States Department of State: Current Organization and Duties
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www.infoplease.com /ce6/history/A0861303.html   (268 words)

 US Department of State - Home Page
Acting Director of U.S. Foreign Assistance Henrietta H. Fore (Aug. 29): "We carry such enormous concern and condolences to the people of Greece for the loss of life, for the loss of property, and the loss of trees.
It is a heartbreaking time, so I carry the condolences of Secretary of State, Secretary Rice, and Deputy Secretary Negroponte, who is a Greek-American, a part of our very prominent Greek-American community.
Topics in the State Department's online forum include Iraq, Afghanistan, UN reform, and other key issues.
www.state.gov   (319 words)

 United States Departinent of State
The Department would appreciate receiving the Commission's response to this application at your earliest possible convenience.
The project is located adjacent to the existing BFEPBA Peace Bridge located at the mouth of the Niagara River at the extreme eastern end of Lake Erie.
Federal, State, and Provincial funds will not be utilized and are not being applied for.
www.ijc.org /rel/comm/niag/pbapp.html   (1130 words)

 United States Department of State   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The House and Senate approved legislation to establish a Department of Foreign Affairs on July 21, 1789, and President Washington signed it into law on July 27, making the Department of Foreign Affairs the first Federal agency to be created under the new Constitution.
The Department of State conducts all of these activities with a small workforce comprised of Civil Service and Foreign Service employees.
In fact, the Department employs fewer people than do many local governments -- for example, in Memphis, Tennessee or Baltimore, Maryland.
usapedia.com /u/united-states-department-of-state.html   (711 words)

 United States Department of Justice
The Department of Justice said today that competition and consumers have benefitted from the final judgements entered because of the Department’s antitrust enforcement efforts against Microsoft.
The Justice Department today sued two ranchers and the estate of a third rancher for trespassing on federal lands in Nevada.
The Department of Justice has reached a $725,000 settlement, resolving allegations that the owners and operators of Apple Ridge Apartments (formerly known as Whispering Woods) in Livonia, Mich. have discriminated against African Americans seeking to rent apartments at the complex.
www.usdoj.gov   (408 words)

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