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Queen’s Birthday Party: toast in honor of Her Majesty & the 100th anniversary of the British Consulate in Milan

Queen’s Birthday Party: toast in honor of Her Majesty & the 100th anniversary of the British Consulate in Milan

Welcome to GREAT Britain  · After three years, the event to celebrate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in Milan returns to Villa Necchi · Together with Ambassador Jill Morris and Consul General Tim Flear, host of the Minister of Investment in the United Kingdom, Graham Stuart · To look to the future, spotlight on the recurrences: from the 100 years of the British Consulate in Milan, to the 100 candles of the RAF and the vote to women The third and final event of the Queen’s Birthday Parties (QBP) series in Italy will take place on Thursday 21 June in Milan, a series of events to celebrate the British national holiday in honor of Her Majesty, the Queen Elizabeth II, and emphasize the extr... »

Biometrics Expansion in Canada

Biometrics Expansion in Canada

Starting in the summer of 2018, when you apply for a visitor visa, study or work permit (except U.S. nationals), or permanent residence you will need to give your fingerprints and a photo. To facilitate repeat travel to Canada, applicants for a visitor visa, study or work permit will only need to give their biometrics once every 10 years. How to give your fingerprints and a photo Make sure you need to give your biometrics If you apply for the first time, you need to give your biometrics unless you are exempt see who needs to give fingerprints and photo (biometrics)  If you gave them before as part of an application for a visitor visa, study or work permit your biometrics data is probably sti... »

US Tax Returns & Expats: Trump Effect 2019 Filing and Tax Issues Seminar

US Tax Returns & Expats: Trump Effect 2019 Filing and Tax Issues Seminar

Join us Tuesday for a Tax Seminar with Tina Salandra CPA while we enjoy a wonderful Cena alla Siciliana. Please sign up here so that you can reserve your spot (first come first serve). When: Tuesday, May 29th Time: 7:30pm Where: I Siciliana, Via Servio Tullio, 10, 00187 Roma RM Cost: €45 per person includes full sit down dinner.   AICR in collaboration with Tina Salandra CPA hosted a seminar on US TAX RETURNS & EXPATS: What you need to know for 2018-2019 issues and filling with guest speaker Tina Salandra, CPA on Tuesday, May 29th at 7:30 p.m. at La Siciliana Restaurant by the US Embassy. There are changes in the US Tax Laws every year. As an expatriate, it can be more difficult to ... »

The Women’s Global Leadership Journey

The Women’s Global Leadership Journey

Mobilizing Women Rome 18:00-20:30 • 24 May 2018 • LUISS University Empowering, Connecting and Developing Leaders: Global, Feminine and Authentic This is WIN’s classic network with purpose, passion and pleasure workshop. Together we will explore what it means to take our world, work and lives to the next level, providing a snapshot of what we can do when hundreds of us come together for the Global WINConference, this year in Rome 26-28 September. In the beginning, participants will learn about some amazing women and hear about WIN’s vision and mission in the world. WIN will also listen actively to the needs and dreams of women living and working in Rome.  You will gain insight into how we can... »

Democrats Abroad Italy Meets in Milan

Democrats Abroad Italy Meets in Milan

Americans Living in Italy Advocate Moving from Apathy to Activism Democrats Abroad Italy is holding its Annual General Meeting (AGM) from May 26 -27, 2018 at Hotel Raffaello in Milan. Leadership and members of Democrats Abroad Italy meet regularly to organize, outreach and strategize ways to assist Americans living in Italy to vote in the U.S. elections and encourage them to participate in the American political process. The theme of this year’s AGM is “Apathy to Activism”. Democrats Abroad Italy is a key organizer of events and marches held in Italy, including March for Our Lives and the Women’s March, and this energy is what drives increased activism. The keynote speaker at the AGM, Akilah... »

Apply NOW for the SelectUSA Investment Summit 2018

Apply NOW for the SelectUSA Investment Summit 2018

SelectUSA Investment Summit 2018 The SelectUSA Investment Summit is the premier event showcasing investment opportunities in the United States. The 2018 Summit will bring together companies from all over the world and economic development organizations from every corner of the United States. The world’s top investment event. The world’s top investment destination. Top 5 Reasons to Attend the 2018 SelectUSA Investment Summit 1. Initiate new relationships: Meet with hundreds of economic development organizations (EDOs) and thousands of potential investors in one place. 2. Learn about resources and tools to invest in the United States. 3. Obtain an overall impression of the market situation. 4.... »

From the British Embassy Rome: NEW #TravelAware video for English speakers travelling to Italy

From the British Embassy Rome: NEW #TravelAware video for English speakers travelling to Italy

As part of our outreach activities, we are working on a series of #TravelAware videos designed to inform English speaking tourists visiting Italy on less known customs and rules. This is a global campaign, and we are the first mission in Europe to have produced such a video, something that indeed makes us very proud. This video in particular points out how local train tickets need to be stamped. The message is very simple, and is the following: >> You need more than just a ticket to take the train in Italy! >> Buying a rail ticket could be worthless… >> Unless you stamp it in one of THESE machines >> If you don’t, you could face a large fine We are also as... »

SOUTH AFRICA: INSPIRING NEW WAYS

SOUTH AFRICA: INSPIRING NEW WAYS

Dear Readers, As you know, the new year has marked a period of change in South Africa. I wish to reassure you that, though change can produce uncertainty, it also offers great opportunities for progress. The smooth political transition leading to the appointment of President Cyril Ramaphosa and the latest economic statistics show that the country has solid democratic foundations and is moving forward with renewed energy and focus. South Africa’s economy grew by 3.1% in the fourth quarter of 2017 ending the year on a strong footing. The highest contributor to the growth came from agriculture that grew by 37.5%, followed by strong growth from the trade sector which grew by 4.8%. On an annual b... »

Why women’s issues are everyone’s issues in Italy

Why women’s issues are everyone’s issues in Italy

Two years ago, I offered to take on the responsibility to set up and manage a series of conferences on ‘Diversity and Inclusion’ on behalf of the British Chamber of Commerce for Italy. Over the following eighteen months I had the opportunity to work with amazing people, among them an inspiring British diplomat, that happened to be gay, an enlightened entrepreneur, that happened to be twenty-one years young, a esteemed and gracious policewoman, that happened to be transgender and quite a few talented managers that happened to be women. At every conference, the speakers walking on stage would open new windows on everyday life and offer attendees new and surprising perspective on ordinary issue... »

Message to U.S. Citizens: US Primary Elections Begins

Message to U.S. Citizens: US Primary Elections Begins

U. S. Embassy Rome, Italy US Primary Elections Begin this Month March 9, 2018 Register and request your absentee ballots for all 2018 elections now at FVAP.gov This year the entire House of Representatives and a third of the U.S. Senate are up for election. Don’t miss your opportunity to vote in your state’s primary election as it will determine who is on the November 2018 general election ballot. To register and request your absentee ballot, visit FVAP.gov to complete a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) or contact: • USCitizensRome@state.gov for the Consular District of Rome • USCitizensMilan@state.gov for the Consular District of Milan • USCitizensNaples@state.gov for the Consular Distr... »