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American Embassy in Canberra Australia

 
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    U.S. Consulate General
    553 St Kilda Road
    Melbourne, VIC 3004
    Web http://melbourne.usconsulate.gov/

    The US-embassy in Canberra Australia presents a lot of useful information for you, whether you are us-citizen staying in Australia or you are Australian planning to visit the states, let us take a quick tour through the services so you can have an idea about how it can serve you.

    American citizen
    The embassy shows the American citizens resident in Australia which consulate office serves your region of residence and its working hours, registering your stay in Australia and its advantages. This section also provides valuable information about United States & Australian customs regulations, dual nationality, travel warnings and public announcements.

    Also include phone numbers that you can use for emergencies concerning deaths of American citizen, stolen green cards and lost passports. You can also know all information needed for issuing and reissuing of United States passports, Registering births & deaths of American citizens in Australia. You will find detailed fees chart and payment methods accepted in each consulate office.

    United States visa
    You can apply for different visas for United States. If you are traveling for less than 90 days and you qualify for visa waiver program (VWP) so you do not need a visa for this trip. If you do not qualify for this program you have to issue non-immigrant visa, you will find all requirements needed to issue non-immigrant visa. For immigrant visa there are 4 kinds: immediate relative, that applies if you are: The spouse or minor unmarried children of a United States citizen or the parents of a United States citizen who is over the age of twenty-one.

    Fiancé (e) visa which is applicable for people intending to marry an American citizen and reside in the states, this type of visa allow the applicant to enter the states for 90 -180 days to complete the marriage they have to apply to the (USCIS) to extend their stay in the United States and after 2 years apply once more to remove the conditional stay. employment visa you go for this type if you are: Priority Worker who have extra ordinary abilities , Member of a Profession holding advanced degree and exceptional abilities , skilled worker holding baccalaureate degree in a profession that have shortage in the United States. Investor who intend to invest about 500,000 – 1,000,000 $ and employ at least 10 unrelated employees.

    diversity lottery visa, this type of visa have conditions that changes every year at the admission time on October and the electronic lottery takes place on November/December to be eligible you must have completed a minimum of twelve years education including FOUR years of high school which must be the equivalent of a U.S. High School diploma . The fees of immigrant visa ranging from 400 – 800 $

    You will find all the documentations needed, application forms to be filled, photograph requirement

    Information Office
    The consulate is concerned with providing answers to various topics of interest about the United States like us-Australian relations, agricultural and international relation issues and other various topics

    Student & teacher
    Pool of e-sources about many topics as: art& culture, education, history, travel, us- government and many more. It suits students of primary school, secondary school and their teachers and how they can arrange a visit for their classes to the embassy. Also resources for study in the USA are found

    Embassy Holiday List 2008

    Public Holiday Country Canberra Melbourne Perth Sydney Date observed
    Key
    Yes Holiday is observed.
    No Holiday is not observed.
    New Year's Day United States Australia Yes Yes Yes Yes Tuesday, 1 January 2008
    Martin Luther King, Jr's Birthday United States Yes Yes Yes Yes Monday, 21 January 2008
    Australia Day Australia Yes Yes Yes Yes Monday, 28 January 2008
    Washington's Birthday United States Yes Yes Yes Yes Monday, 18 February 2008
    Labour Day Australia No No Yes No Monday, 3 March 2008
    Labour Day Australia No Yes No No Monday, 10 March 2008
    Canberra Day Australia Yes No No No Monday, 10 March 2008
    Good Friday Australia Yes Yes Yes Yes Friday, 21 March 2008
    Easter Monday Australia Yes Yes Yes Yes Monday, 24 March 2008
    Anzac Day Australia Yes Yes Yes Yes Friday, 25 April 2008
    Memorial Day United States Yes Yes Yes Yes Monday, 26 May 2008
    Foundation Day Australia No No Yes No Monday, 2 June 2008
    Queen's Birthday Australia Yes Yes No Yes Monday, 9 June 2008
    Independence Day United States Yes Yes Yes Yes Friday, 4 July 2008
    Labor Day United States Yes Yes Yes Yes Monday, 1 September 2008
    Queen's Birthday Australia No No Yes No Monday, 29 September 2008
    Labour Day Australia Yes No No Yes Monday, 6 October 2008
    Columbus Day United States Yes Yes Yes Yes Monday, 13 October 2008
    Melbourne Cup Day Australia No Yes No No Tuesday, 4 November 2008
    Family & Community Day Australia Yes No No No Tuesday, 4 November 2008
    Veterans Day United States Yes Yes Yes Yes Monday, 11 November 2008
    Thanksgiving Day United States Yes Yes Yes Yes Thursday, 27 November 2008
    Christmas Day United States Australia Yes Yes Yes Yes Thursday, 25 December 2008
    Boxing Day Australia Yes Yes Yes Yes Friday, 26 December 2008
    New Year's Day United States Australia Yes Yes Yes Yes Thursday, 1 January 2009

       
     
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