U.S. Consulate General Durban
News from the Durban Consulate
The US Government seeks to partner with South Africa in expanding the quality and accessibility of higher education for all in South Africa. This was US Consul General Frances Chisholm’s message to more than 300 delegates at the 17th African Renaissance Festival and Conference at Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban on May 26.
The Durban Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI) and Garlicke & Bousfield Attorneys recently hosted the first in a series of international business dialogues for 2015. Guest speaker U.S. Consul General Frances Chisholm addressed the gathering and explained the numerous opportunities for KwaZulu-Natal businesses to expand their trade with the United States.
Four enthusiastic students and one teacher from Inanda Seminary, a prominent KwaZulu-Natal girls’ secondary school caught a March 27 flight to the United States to participate in the Pan-Africa Youth Leadership Program.
About 50 law enforcement agencies, medical professionals, psychologists, social workers and NGOs that work with human trafficking in KZN participated in participated in a workshop on “Child Trafficking and Abuse: Identifying and Assisting Victims” at the U.S. Consulate in Durban on March 17. U.S. Fulbright Scholar and University of KwaZulu Natal Professor Susan Kreston led the workshop.
Consul General Chisholm met with the SABC Regional General Manager, Zamambo Mkhize and management team to discuss media relations and explore opportunities for collaboration. »
"The documentary explained in detail about African-Americans and how strong and influential Dr. King was, he fought for equal rights for all, he was like Dr. Nelson Mandela.”
On December 25, Consul General Frances Chisholm hosted a Christmas lunch for 14 Peace Corps volunteers serving in KwaZulu-Natal
On December 9, the Public Affairs Section at Consulate Durban held a workshop on “Identifying and Assisting Victims of Child Trafficking and Abuse.”
Young African Leaders Initiative alumna and 2014 Mandela Washington Fellow Candice Potgieter is profiled in the January 2015 issue of GET IT magazine. See pages 24-25, which spotlight Candice’s YALI experiences, educational vision, and accomplishments. Open the magazine »
On Dec 8, Consul General Frances Chisholm visited an important site in the history of healthcare in South Africa, the former Addington Children’s Hospital on the Durban beachfront. Now called the “KZN Children’s Hospital,” its structure is the formerly abandoned Addington Children’s Hospital whose doors were closed in 1984 as it was a “nonracial” ...
On December 1, Consul General Frances Chisholm joined provincial and district officials commemorating World AIDS Day 2014 at Ntambanana Municipality in the uThungulu District of KwaZulu-Natal.
Fifty of KwaZulu-Natal’s young entrepreneurs gathered to share ideas on the heels of Global Entrepreneurship Week at the American Corner at Bessie Head Library in Pietermaritzburg on November 25, 2014.
On November 21, Consul General Chisholm presented certificates to 19 grade ten students from Zwelibanzi High School in Umlazi who successfully completed the English Access Micro Scholarship Program.
U.S. Consul General Frances Chisholm and Political-Economic Officer Suzanne Yountchi addressed the African Economic Expansion Summit (AEES) at Durban’s International Conference Center on November 11, 2014.
Recently arrived U.S. Consul General Frances Chisholm hosted representatives of the provincial and municipal governments, civil society contacts, media, members of the diplomatic corps, and other dignitaries at her Durban North residence on November 4.
Consul General Frances Chisholm lent US Government support for the girl child at three events commemorating International Day of the Girl Child
Young leaders from South Africa, U.S., Vietnam, and 17 other countries came together for the inaugural World Youth Rhino Summit. Newly arrived U.S. Consul General in Durban, Frances Chisholm, addressed youth at the closing ceremony.
From Richards Bay to Hluhluwe / Mfolozi, from Groutville to Durban, Ambassador Gaspard met with amazing South Africans and Americans working together to make their communities healthier and safer.
Consular Consolidated Database: Update on Operational Status
FEES: Changes in Visa and Citizens’ Services
On August 28, the Bureau of Consular Affairs announced changes to the fees for U.S. consular services overseas effective September 12, 2014
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Consular Consolidated Database: Update on Operational Status
The U.S. Department of State has made significant progress and issued most of the worldwide backlog of nonimmigrant visa cases. The Department of State is working to bring the Consular Consolidated Database back to full operational capacity, and our posts around the world continue to prioritize immigrant visas, adoption cases, and emergency nonimmigrant visa cases. We are printing visas for these cases and all cases with very few delays. Visa operations at our consulates in South Africa are continuing as normal.
Messages for U.S. Citizens
Most Recent Messages
- Security Messages for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration on May 8 in Durban Central Business District (05/08/2015)
- Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protest-related Violence in Soweto (05/07/2015)
- Security Messages for U.S. Citizens: Violence Against Foreign Nationals (04/17/2015)
- Messages for U.S. Citizens: June 1, 2015 Reminder: Entry and Exit Requirements for Children in South Africa (04/10/2015)
- Planned Demonstration in Durban Central Business District (04/08/2015)
- The State Department unclassified internet and email has been restored and is functioning normally (03/17/2014)
- The e-Mail System at the U.S. Mission in South Africa is Currently Experiencing Limited Service (03/16/2015)
- Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration on March 18, 2015 at the U.S. Consulate General in Johannesburg (03/13/2015)
- Demonstration on March 8, 2015 at Sandton Convention Center (03/06/2015)
- Planned Demonstration in Durban CBD on March 6, 2015 (03/06/2015)
- Travel Alert Lesotho ( 02/17/2015)
- Updated Worldwide Caution (01/12/2015)
- Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Potential Implications for Travel Due to Ebola in Parts of West Africa(12/03/2014)
- Planned Protest in CBD Durban (11/21/2014)
- Protest in Vicinity of U.S. Consulate General Cape Town (10/29/2014)
- Updated Worldwide Caution (10/15/2014)
- Pretoria Zoo Update (10/14/2014)
- South Africa Postpones Enforcement of New Immigration Regulations for Children (09/19/2014)
- Recent Armed Robberies of Visitors to Pretoria Zoo (09/11/2014)
- Protest March to U.S. Consulate General Johannesburg on Friday, September 12, 2014
- U.S. Embassy Maseru (09/10/2014)
- U.S. Embassy, Lesotho, Maseru (08/30/2014)
- Potential Implications for Travel Because of Ebola in Parts of West Africa (08/29/2014)
- Two Night Clubs in Johannesburg off-Limits to U.S. Government Employees
- Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Ebola-Related Travel Ban for Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone (08/22/2014)
- Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Information and Resources (08/15/2014)
- Planned Protest in CBD Cape Town (08/08/2014)