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Governor of Kansas Laura Kelly and Brigadier General Michael Venerdi Visit Armenia

Yerevan, Armenia – June 21, 2023 – U.S. Embassy Yerevan welcomes Governor of Kansas Laura Kelly to Armenia June 22-23, 2023.  The Governor’s visit will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Kansas-Armenia State Partnership, and strengthen ties between the State of Kansas and Armenia.   Governor Kelly is joined by U.S. Brigadier General Michael Venerdi ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Yerevan, Armenia

Location: Armenia Event: Summer Travel Season Travel Restrictions Reminder With the arrival of the summer travel season in Armenia, the U.S. Embassy in Yerevan reminds U.S. citizens that due to the on-going conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan, U.S. Embassy employees and their families are prohibited from any non-essential travel to the following locations, which reflects a ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy to Host Food Diplomacy Program Featuring Celebrity Chef Amanda Freitag

May 30, 2023 – American celebrity chef, star of the TV show “Chopped” and cookbook author Amanda Freitag will visit Armenia June 1-6, 2023 for a culinary diplomacy program focused on food sustainability and culinary entrepreneurship, hosted by the U.S. Embassy in collaboration with The Culinary Diplomacy Project . Born and raised in New Jersey, Chef Freitag has worked in a diverse ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Announces Armenian Tour of Hip Hop Band Black Alley

U.S. band Black Alley will tour Armenia June 1-6, 2023 as part of the U.S. State Department’s American Music Abroad (AMA) program.  The AMA touring program represents a diverse new generation of U.S. musical ambassadors who reach beyond concert halls to interact with musicians and citizens around the global. Bands are selected for tours through a competitive audition process. Founded ... Read More»

Visa Fee Increases Effective May 30, 2023

The U.S. Department of State has increased certain nonimmigrant visa (NIV) application processing fees globally.  These fee increases are effective as of May 30, 2023. The application fee for visitor visas for business or tourism (B1/B2s) and other non-petition based NIVs, such as student and exchange visitor visas, has increased from $160 to $185.  The ... Read More»