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New Hampshire


Date: 11/05/2013 Description: New Hampshire state seal © Public Domain
Date: 11/05/2013 Description: New Hampshire state flag © Public Domain

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The Treaty of Portsmouth, negotiated in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, formally ended the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-05. More»

For about a 1% investment of the Federal budget, the State Department yields a large return for the American people by advancing U.S. national security, promoting our economic interests, providing services, and reaffirming our country’s exceptional role in the world. Read on to learn how the work of the Department benefits this state’s residents.

New Hampshire

  • Jobs and Diplomacy

    • In partnership with agencies across the federal government, the Department of State advances U.S. trade policy objectives by opening new export opportunities for American businesses and workers through trade initiatives. Of the 2,625 New Hampshire exporters in 2013, 87% were small- and medium-sized enterprises. In 2014, New Hampshire exports totaled $4.2 billion. Those exports supported 20,048 U.S. jobs. (EB) More»

    • The National Visa Center, located in Portsmouth, employs 540 individuals and handles centralized pre-processing and scheduling of immigrant visas (IV). Combined with the National Passport Center, which employs more than 800 individuals and maintains 24/7 operations, the Department is the largest employer in the Portsmouth area. (CA)

    • New Hampshire hosted foreign physicians, teachers, camp counselors, au pairs and others as part of work and study-based international exchange visitor programs. (ECA) More»

    • The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs contributed nearly $90,000 to the New Hampshire economy by providing jobs and manufacturing opportunities that yielded products and services which directly supported INL missions. (INL) More»

    • The Bureau of Diplomatic Security provided approximately $20,000 to New Hampshire-based vendors for procurement of goods and services. (DS) More»

    • Click here for more information about Department career recruitment events in New Hampshire. (HR)

  • Education

    • 21 Scholars and Students from New Hampshire were awarded Fulbright Scholarships (ECA) More»

    • Diplomat-in-Residence (Jon Danilowicz): Diplomats in Residence (DIRs) are career Foreign Service Officers located throughout the U.S. who provide guidance and advice to students, professionals and the community about Department careers. (HR) More»

    • The Fulbright Arctic Initiative co-sponsored an Arctic Wellness conference with Dartmouth University in January 2016. Participants included representatives from all eight Arctic countries as well as the Arctic Council’s six permanent participants. A representative from the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs attended the conference and presented on One Health, a concept that integrates human health, animal health, and ecology. (ECA/OES)

    • 185 exchange visitors from overseas visited New Hampshire and 115 New Hampshire residents travelled overseas as part of the Department’s educational and cultural exchange funded programs. (ECA) More»

    • 459 New Hampshire citizens volunteered for the Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program through their local Council for International Visitors. (ECA) More»

    • 12 New Hampshire families hosted U.S. Government funded international exchange students. (ECA) More»

  • Partnerships

    • Refugee Arrivals in 2015: 428. The Department works with nine domestic nongovernmental organizations, which place refugees in over 300 affiliated offices in roughly 180 communities around the country. These local offices work closely with community partners, congregations, volunteers, and state and local officials to provide a successful start for refugees rebuilding their lives. Refugee communities have historically enhanced the economic dynamism and cultural vitality of our nation. Refugees contribute to the United States in numerous ways, including by starting businesses and joining the U.S. military. (PRM) More»

    • The Department of State facilitates the New Hampshire National Guard State Partnership Program with El Salvador founded in 2000. (PM) More»

  • Travel and Security

    • Total Passports Issued in Fiscal Year 2015: 66,472. (CA) More»

    • Number of overseas adoptions for New Hampshire families in Fiscal Year 2014: 18. The Office of Children's Issues plays an active role in the intercountry adoption process. Its work is dedicated to assisting parents as they seek to provide a home to orphans abroad. (CA) More»

    • Diplomatic Security Boston Field Office serves New Hampshire: Diplomatic Security has offices throughout the United States staffed with special agents and contract investigators, who conduct criminal, counterterrorism and background investigations. Agents assigned to field and resident offices assist in providing support to the protection of the Secretary of State, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, and visiting foreign dignitaries. Liaison with federal and local law enforcement, foreign mission personnel, local officials, and the private sector complements their major responsibilities. More»


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