Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative
The Department of State recommends that travelers apply now for travel documents that will be required at all land or sea border entry points as of June 1, 2009. On that date, under the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) U.S. citizens will be required to present a government-approved document that denotes both citizenship and identity when entering the United States. More
Pathways to Prosperity
Secretary Rice: "This groundbreaking forum is bringing together partners who share a fundamental commitment to expanding opportunities for their people. And that commitment is grounded in democratic values, and it is also grounded in a belief that open markets and free trade leads to growth, and that that can indeed be used to promote social mobility." Full Text | Pathways to Prosperity site
U.S. Passport Card
The passport card facilitates entry and expedites document processing at U.S. land and sea ports-of-entry when arriving from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda. The card may not be used to travel by air. More
Have you been offered a job overseas and are you now being asked to pay some fees upfront? Is someone you've met over the Internet asking for money to pay a bill, fee, or fine? Did someone pay too much? You could be the victim of an "advance-fee" scam. Find out more about these and other scams before you send any money overseas.
Students: Traveling Abroad?
Ready to buckle up, put on your headphones, peruse your in-flight magazine, and begin your travel adventure? We’re here to make sure you have your travel docs, can find the nearest embassy, know what to do in an emergency, travel with insurance, and generally try not to make a spectacle of yourself. When you go abroad, go from here! Flash l html
Foreign per diem rates are established monthly by the Office of Allowances as maximum U.S. dollar rates for reimbursement of government civilians traveling on official business in foreign areas. more
Country Background Notes
These publications include facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of almost 200 countries and dependencies.