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

Fast Fact

Delaware was home to three former Secretaries of State: Louis McClane; John Middleton Clayton; and Thomas Francis Bayard.

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.

  • Jobs and Diplomacy

  • Delaware hosted 2,272 foreign physicians, teachers, camp counselors, au pairs and others as part of work and study-based Exchange Visitor Program in 2016. (ECA) More»
  • FY17, Delaware-based companies received approval to export $8,184,167 worth of defense articles and services licensed by the Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls. (PM) More»
  • The Department of State, in partnership with agencies across the federal government, creates jobs for American workers by opening markets and eliminating trade barriers overseas and by attracting foreign direct investment to the United States. Goods exports of $4.6 billion (2017) support approximately 19,981 Delaware jobs (2016). Foreign direct investment into Delaware supports an additional 27,000 jobs (2015). EB) More»
  • Click here for more information about Department career recruitment events in Delaware. (HR)
  • Education

  • Four Scholars, Students and Teachers from Delaware were awarded a Fulbright Scholarship, and 16 international students received a Fulbright to study in Delaware in academic year 2017-18. (ECA) More»
  • 5,664 international higher education students studied abroad in Delaware in academic year 2016-17. (ECA) More»
  • 166 exchange visitors from overseas visited Delaware, and 91 Delaware residents travelled overseas as part of the Department’s educational and cultural exchange funded programs in 2015. (ECA) More»
  • Diplomat-in-Residence (Tracy Harding): Diplomats in Residence (DIRs) are career Foreign Service Officers or Specialists located throughout the U.S. who provide guidance and advice to students, professionals and the community about Department careers. (HR) More»
  • Partnerships

  • The Department of State facilitates the Delaware National Guard State Partnership Program with Trinidad and Tobago founded in 2004. (PM) More»
  • Refugee Arrivals in Fiscal Year 2017: 16. The Department works with nine domestic non-governmental organizations, which place refugees with more than 325 affiliates in roughly 190 communities around the country. These local affiliates 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. This program helps the world’s most vulnerable refugees find permanent homes, and it demonstrates the immense generosity of the American people. (PRM) More»
  • 25 emerging leaders studied or participated in a fellowship in Delaware on one of the Young Leaders initiatives in 2017. (ECA) More»
  • Travel and Security

  • Total Passports Issued in Fiscal Year 2017: 52,628. (CA) More»
  • Passport Application Acceptance Facilities: 17. (CA) More»
  • In Fiscal Year 2016, the Bureau of Consular Affairs (CA) issued visas to 10 children who were adopted by U.S. citizens from Delaware. Intercountry adoption is one CA's highest priorities. CA's Office of Children’s Issues plays an active role in the intercountry adoption process and works diligently to establish and maintain intercountry adoption as a viable option throughout the world. (CA) More»
  • The Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) is the law enforcement arm of the U.S. Department of State with field and resident offices in 24 states and the District of Colombia. These offices cover the entire United States and its territories, with regional responsibility for protecting the integrity of U.S. travel documents by investigating passport and visa fraud, serving on federal and state law enforcement task forces, combatting terrorism and human trafficking, as well as protecting the Secretary of State and other domestic and foreign dignitaries. DSS special agents and investigators assigned to the New York Field Office regularly work alongside federal, state, and local authorities throughout Delaware. (DSS) More»