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  • Mail-In Visa Renewal Program Expanded

    Mail-In Visa Renewal Program Expanded

    During a consular roundtable with the press on April 3, 2015 at the American Center in Ho Chi Minh City, Countrywide Consular Coordinator David McCawley announced the expansion, beginning immediately, of the U.S. Mission to Vietnam’s convenient and secure Mail-in Visa Renewal Program.

  • Economic Officer Nate Rettenmayer and Ms. Hoang Thi Minh Hong, Founder and Director of CHANGE, support the social media campaign for “Ticket to the Wild”

    Celebrities and Diplomats Unite to Save Rhinos

    On April 12, Economic Officer Nate Rettenmayer attended the “Ticket To The Wild” event at the Tajmasago Castle in HCMC. The event was organized by WILDAID and the Center of Hands-on Actions and Networking for Growth and Environment (CHANGE).

  • Business delegation to the International Plastics Showcase

    Commercial Service Trip to Florida Brings Results

    Ms. Doan Thi Minh Van, a Commercial Specialist with the U.S. Commercial Service (USCS) in Ho Chi Minh City, led a 38-person business delegation to the International Plastics Showcase, which took place in Orlando, Florida March 23-27.

  • Cmdr. Matthew Kawas, commanding officer of the littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) Crew 103, speaks to members of the Vietnamese media during the welcoming ceremony of Naval Engagement Activity (NEA) Vietnam 2015

    NEA Underscores Deepening Relationship

    The U.S. Navy began the sixth annual Naval Engagement Activity (NEA) with the Vietnamese People’s Navy on Monday, April 6, as both nations celebrate the 20th anniversary of the normalization of diplomatic relations in 2015.

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  • President Obama responds in an interview with CNN

    "I've continually emphasized that it is very much in America's interest to see China continue with its peaceful rise...It's much better for us if China is doing well. But what we've said since the start of my term in office is that China's growth shouldn't be at the expense of other folks. It shouldn't bully small countries like Vietnam or the Philippines around maritime issues, but try to resolve those peacefully in accordance with international law."

Consulate General Highlights

  • Nate Rettenmayer, Economic Officer, U.S. Consulate General HCMC (left), Lê Đình Long, Deputy Director of the Communication, Environment Education, and Ecotourism Center - Can Gio Protection Mangrove Forest Management Board (center), and Doug O’Neill Environment, Science, Technology, and Health Chief, U.S. Embassy
    Visit to Can Gio Highlights the Environment

    On March 24, Environment, Science, Technology, and Health Officers from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) traveled to the Can Gio Biosphere Reserve where they met with local government officials to discuss a variety of environmental issues, including climate change, mangrove reforestation efforts, ecotourism, and payments for ecosystem services. 

  • Consulate Officers Malikat Rufai and Cameron Thomas-Shah lead a discussion on African American contribution to American history.
    Black History Month Celebration at the American Center

    In honor of February Black History Month, Consulate officers Malikat Rufai and Cameron Thomas-Shah led a discussion on African-American history and traditions. The three-hour event including a presentation, questions and answers, quizzes, and team activities.  

  • Mr. David Donahue gives an overview on U.S. Education and kicks off the program “Student Visas and Studying in the U.S.”
    Senior Advisor for Consular Affairs visits American Center

    On February 6th, the State Department’s Senior Advisor for Consular Affairs David Donahue visited the AC. He kicked off a program about studying in the United States and student visas, with more than two hundred students, teachers, and parents in attendance. 

  • Information Officer Joe Freeman facilitates a MOOC discussion on college writing.
    Long-Distance Course Gives Students Better Writing Skills

    The long-distance course (MOOC) format continues to be popular at the American Center. ‘College Writing 2.2x: English Grammar and Essay Writing’ started on February 4th. Spanning the Vietnamese lunar new year holiday, the course attracted hundreds of students to three discussion sessions.