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  • The Seven Participants in this year's YALI 2015(Photo Credit:State Dept)

    2015 YALI Mandela Washington Fellowship

    Seven Swazis have been invited to participate in the second annual Mandela Washington Fellowship of the Young African Leaders Initiative. These young Swazi leaders will travel to the USA this June with nearly 500 other young African leaders for a six week program at one of 20 U.S. universities.

  • Ambassador James poses with the Self Help Fund Grantees(Photo Credit: State Department)

    USG awards over E600,000 in Self Help Grants

    Last week Ambassador James awarded Self Help Fund grants totaling E670, 000 to eleven community based organizations working in various areas throughout Swaziland. The grants are awarded based on community contribution, which can take the form of material, labor, or other demonstration of local engagement.

  • Sweet Honey In the Rock performing at the School Bush Fire Festival
 (Photo Credit: State Department)

    Sweet Honey in the Rock comes to Swaziland

    The Embassy brought the all-female African American a cappella quintet Sweet Honey in the Rock to Swaziland to participate in this year’s MTN Bushfire Festival. The group also participated at the Bush Fire School Festival where they gave a performance and shared some of their own experiences with Swazi students.

  • Ambassador James, Minister of Health and other officials during the vehicle handover event(Photo Credit:State Department).

    USG Donates Five Vehicles to the Ministry of Health

    U.S. Ambassador to Swaziland, Makila James on behalf of the USG, through PEPFAR, donated five customized vehicles to the Swaziland Health Laboratory Service. These new vehicles will help the lab to provide reliable and timely sample collection and to quickly return lab results to people living with HIV.

  •  Ambassador James and Bheki Makhubu and his wife stand. (State Dept.)

    Swaziland Celebrates July 4th

    On July 2, 2015 Ambassador James led the mission staff, Swazi govt officials, key partner organizations & contacts for the annual US Independence Day reception. Bheki Makhubu & Thulani Maseko who were freed from prison that week joined us for the celebration. Click on the title for the Ambassador's full remarks during the event.

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YALI 2015

  • The Consular Section is pleased to begin walk-in hours for American Citizen Services on Tuesdays from 8:30 – 11:00. Starting March 3, please ensure that you have U.S. government issued identity documents (passport, driver license, birth certificate) with

Consular section experiences technical issues

  • The Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs is currently experiencing technical problems with its visa systems.  This issue is not specific to any particular country or visa category.  We apologize for the inconvenience and are working urgently to correct the problem and restore full operability. 

    Currently, we are unable to print most immigrant and nonimmigrant visas approved after June 8, 2015.  In addition, U.S. embassies and consulates are unable to process new applications submitted on or after June 9, 2015.  Individuals with visa interview appointments scheduled for June 14-20, 2015, should reschedule their appointments if they submitted a DS-160 online application after June 9, 2015.  Appointments can be rescheduled by following the instructions located on our website.  Individuals who submitted their DS-160 online applications prior to June 9, 2015, should plan to attend their scheduled visa interview appointments.  Those with urgent travel should follow the instructions for expedited emergency appointment found on http://swaziland.usembassy.gov/visas/expedited-visa-appointments.html.

    The technical issues also affected the Department of State’s ability to adjudicate applications for U.S. passports accepted overseas between May 26 and June 14, 2015.  If you applied for a U.S. passport overseas during this time frame and have travel plans within the next 10 business days, please consider requesting an emergency passport at the U.S. embassy or consulate at which you originally applied.  Information about how to apply for an emergency passport is available at the following: http://swaziland.usembassy.gov/passports.html.

  • Consular Announcement

    The Consular Section is pleased to begin walk-in hours for American Citizen Services on Tuesdays from 8:30 – 11:00. Please ensure that you have U.S. government issued identity documents (passport, driver license, birth certificate) with you in order to be allowed access for services.

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    2013 International Religious Report

    2014 Human Rights Report 

Ambassador’s Self Help Fund

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