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  • President Obama Speaks on the Clean Power Plan

    President Obama's Clean Power Plan

    August 3, 2015 - The Clean Power Plan is an historic step in the fight against climate change. It sets flexible and achievable standards to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 32 percent from 2005 levels by 2030, while creating tens of thousands of jobs.

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  • Secretary Kerry before Senate Iran Nuclear Agreement Review

    Secretary Kerry on Iran Nuclear Agreement Review

    July 23, 2015 - Kerry:"The choice we face is between an agreement that will ensure Iran's nuclear program is limited, rigorously scrutinized, and wholly peaceful, or no deal at all."

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  • New Visa Application Process

    New Visa Application Process

    The U.S. Embassy has introduced a new customer-friendly visa application process. Applicants are now able to apply for their visas through a dedicated website, supported by a call center that will make applying for visas easier by providing info in both Bangla and English.

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  • First Lady Michelle Obama with school girls (White House photo)

    Let Girls Learn

    The Obama Administration announced that it is expanding its efforts to help adolescent girls worldwide attend and complete school through an initiative called Let Girls Learn.

Headlines & Anouncements

  • Statement on the Murder of Niladri Chattopadhyay

    August 7, 2015 - The United States condemns the cowardly murder of writer/blogger Niladri Chattopadhyay in Bangladesh. We offer our condolences to his family and our support to the Bangladeshi people. This heinous act once again underscores the need to work together to counter violent extremism. We stand with Bangladeshis who reject this vicious act and who work to protect space for freedom of expression.

More News from the Embassy

  • U.S. Embassy Dhaka Celebrates Student Visa Day

    June 23, 2015 - U.S. Embassy Dhaka's Consular Section, in collaboration with the Embassy's EducationUSA student advising center, is organized "Student Visa Days‟ on June 25 and July 9. Over 700 Bangladeshi students who aspire to pursue higher education studies in the United States faced visa interviews on each of the two days. 

  • USDA Provides Biscuits for 130,000 School Children in Gaibandha

    June 10, 2015 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition program supported the initiative. 

  • Statement on the Murder of Blogger Ananta Bijoy Das

    May 12, 2015 - The United States condemns the brutal murder of writer-blogger Ananta Bijoy Das in Bangladesh, the latest in a recent string of attacks against writers and bloggers in Bangladesh. We offer our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. We hope the Bangladeshi authorities will find and bring the perpetrators to justice, and that all Bangladeshis strive to ensure space for the peaceful expression of ideas without fear of violence, as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. 

  • Under Secretary of State Wendy Sherman and Assistant Secretary of State Nisha Desai Biswal in Bangladesh

    May 1, 2015 - Under Secretary Sherman led a U.S. delegation to the fourth annual U.S.-Bangladesh Partnership Dialogue on April 30-May 1. Under Secretary Sherman and Assistant Secretary Biswal also met with senior government officials and civil society leaders. 

  • Statement on the City Corporation Elections

    April 28, 2015 - We are disappointed by widespread, first-hand, and credible reports of vote-rigging, intimidation and violence that have occurred at polling stations today, and the BNP’s decision to boycott the city corporation polls. 

  • USAID Announces New Program to Empower Workers in Bangladesh

    April 26, 2015 - USAID's three-year Worker Empowerment Program in Bangladesh aims to support labor rights, union organizing, and women's empowerment in the ready-made garment sector.  

  • Joint Statement on the Second Anniversary of the Rana Plaza Disaster in Bangladesh

    April 24, 2015 - The statement notes the progress of the Sustainability Compact for Bangladesh, as well as the urgent work that remains. 

Security Message for U.S. Citizens

  • October 1, 2015 –The U.S. Embassy in Dhaka will be open October 1 and will provide consular services.  The U.S. Embassy in Dhaka has lifted the shelter-in-place order that was in effect until Tuesday morning September 29.  Embassy employees have been instructed to use caution when traveling throughout the city. More» (PDF 11 KB)

    September 28, 2015 – The U.S. Embassy in Dhaka advises U.S. citizens resident in Bangladesh to review their security practices and take whatever precautions they determine are prudent. As always, remain vigilant regarding your personal security and be alert to local security developments.More» (PDF 11 KB)

    September 28, 2015 – There is reliable new information to suggest that militants may be planning to target Australian interests in Bangladesh. Such attacks, should they occur, could likely affect other foreigners, including U.S. citizens. More»(PDF 126 KB)

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    Madani Avenue, Baridhara, Dhaka - 1212, Bangladesh
    Phone: (880) (2) 5566-2000 
    Open Sunday-Thursday, 8:00 am-4:30 pm*

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    Archer K. Blood Library & EducationUSA
    Plot-1, J-Block, Progoti Sharoni
    Baridhara, Dhaka - 1212, Bangladesh
    Phone: (880) (2) 5566-2000
    Open Sunday-Thursday, 10:00 am–4:30 pm*

    * Except U.S. Mission Dhaka holidays

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