US Embassy moves to San Fernando for a day on Friday

Monday, June 5, 2017 - 09:00

The United States Embassy will move to San Fernando for one day on June 9 to seek new opportunities to engage with the community, a statement by the embassy said.

Its offices will be based at the Southern Academy for the Performing Arts (SAPA), Todd Street, San Fernando from 8 am to 4:30 pm.

An initiative of Chargé d’Affaires John W. McIntyre in collaboration with San Fernando Mayor Junia Regrello and the City Corporation, the day will start with the raising of the U.S. Flag, symbolizing the US presence, followed by an opening ceremony and press availability in the foyer.

“This is historic because it’s the first time the Embassy will literally be working outside our Port of Spain offices. This is an opportunity to share information about what we do. We will offer some American Citizen Services, including the renewal of U.S. passports. While we won’t be issuing visas, we will be talking about studying in the U.S. and the visa application process,” explained Chargé McIntyre.

An information session on studying in the U.S. will be held in the Sundar Popo auditorium at 9 am.

The Embassy said that iInformation on the small grants program will be provided to NGO representatives at 1 pm in the foyer.

The Embassy said that details on the schedule for American Citizen Services will be sent to those who have enrolled to receive Embassy messages to citizens and will be available on its website and Facebook page.