Status of Visa Services and National Interest Exception Application Instructions

As of August 9, 2021, this page is no longer updated. Please visit our new Important Information on Current Travel to the U.S. page .   Updated: July 7, 2021 Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. …

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The United States Continues To Recognize Interim President Guaidó and the Last Democratically Elected National Assembly in Venezuela

The United States Continues To Recognize Interim President Guaidó and the Last Democratically Elected National Assembly in Venezuela PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE JANUARY 5, 2021   On December 6, 2020, the illegitimate Maduro regime staged fraudulent legislative elections in Venezuela. Sixty countries around the world either came together to issue joint statements, including those released by the …

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Op-ed in Berlingske – U.S. Ambassador: Denmark must rectify the serious short comings in its armed forces 

  Carla Sands, US Ambassador to the Kingdom of Denmark   A translated version of this appeared in Berlingske on November 30, 2020   NATO is the greatest collective security organization in the history of the world. For the last seven decades, NATO has kept the peace to defend our people and our way of life.   One reason our transatlantic …

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New Partnership Declaration Between the United States of America and the Faroe Islands

November 12 marked a milestone in relations between the United States and the Faroe Islands. The United States, represented by Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European & Eurasian Affairs Michael J. Murphy, and the Faroe Islands, represented by the Faroese Minister for Foreign Affairs, Education and Culture Jenis av Rana, signed a Partnership Declaration. …

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Statement on Improved Cooperation in Greenland

For Immediate Release PRESS RELEASE U.S. Embassy Copenhagen October 28, 2020 Statement on Improved Cooperation in Greenland   The United States has a long history of close cooperation with the Danish and Greenlandic governments based on our deep economic ties, strong defense partnership, and shared respect for democratic values, human rights, and the rule of …

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A celebration of investments in Denmark and increased trade between Denmark and the U.S.

On October 1, Ambassador Sands participated in a dinner at Sølyst arranged by the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Denmark . The purpose of the dinner was to award the prize for this year’s “Foreign Company of the Year Award.” IBM Denmark received the prestigious honor this year in recognition of their continued efforts on developing and innovating their business in Denmark. The jury emphasized …

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Ambassador Sands’ remarks at the 2020 Independence Day Celebrations

Excellencies, Ministers, distinguished colleagues, and friends – welcome. Thank you for joining me on this beautiful afternoon to celebrate American independence and the birth of our great democracy, which turns 244 years old this year. This occasion gives us the opportunity to honor the strong and historic alliance between the United States and the Kingdom …

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Ambassador Sands visits the Faroe Islands

In July, Ambassador Sands and a small delegation from U.S. Embassy Denmark visited the Faroe Islands. In the Embassy’s constant efforts to strengthen and deepen relations with all parts of the Kingdom of Denmark, Ambassador Sands and the delegation met with people from across Faroese government and society. The U.S. and the Faroe Islands have …

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Elephant, Donkeys or Third Party Animal? – Election Debate at the Youth Folkemøde

The U.S. Ambassador, Rufus Gifford, participated in a debate concerning the election and the American Presidential System   Hundreds of students gathered around one of the main stages as the debate on the American Election was about to begin. First up on the agenda was a small introduction to the election and the American political system …

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Danish students help with counter-radicalization

The U.S. Embassy organized a workshop on counter-radicalization for approximately 90 young Danish pupils in the age of 15-20 at the Youth Folkemøde. The intention of the workshop was to open a dialogue on violent extremism and radicalization with the participants and discuss what initiatives can be taken to prevent these unfortunately very relevant and …

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Gender Equality: It should be the norm – but it isn’t

Gender Equality Panel Discussion at the Youth Folkemøde The embassy had the pleasure of participating in a panel discussion about gender equality. The U.S government is a strong supporter of empowering women’s rights in the political, economic and social realms of their countries. The panel was moderated by Deputy Chief of Mission Laura Lochman and the panelists included Ambassador Rufus Gifford , Natasha Joof …

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Celebrating Democracy at First Ever Youth Folkemøde

In September, the U.S. Embassy in Denmark took part in a celebration of democracy along with thousands of Danish Students. The sun was shining bright over Søndermarken, Copenhagen. It was the early hours of the first ever Youth Folkemøde , also called UFM16, in Denmark. Thursday the 8th of September marked the first day of this very …

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Meeting each other in front of the screen

At what is by now a tradition, the Copenhagen TV Festival officially opened with a garden party at Rydhave last night. This is by far one of the most hyggelige and relaxed  events of the year. But this event is much more than a nice relaxed picnic and outdoor screening. It’s a celebration of (good) …

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Celebrating Faroese Ólavsøka and Pride

In the last week of July, Ambassador Gifford, Dr. Stephen DeVincent, and embassy staff went to the Faroe Islands. The visit had many aspects including strengthening business ties, being the unique nature and ecosystem that exists in the Faroe Islands. But the two biggest items on the agenda were 1)participating in the Faroese Pride Celebrations …

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2016 Independence Day

2016 Independence Day We celebrated the 2016 Independence Day by inviting our friends and contacts to the Ambassador’s residence, Rydhave. The event is a great way to say thank you to our many Danish partners for all the valuable work they do with us.  It’s also a great venue to catch up with a contact you maybe …

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Secretary John Kerry visited Denmark & Greenland

Secretary John Kerry visited Denmark & Greenland U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited Denmark and Greenland on June 16 and 17. During the very busy two-day schedule Secretary Kerry met with HM the Queen, Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Foreign Minister Kristian Jensen, GAME, Greenland Prime Minister Kim Kielsen, and many many more. The visit focused on some …

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