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What happened to the US embassy?

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lensart
post 28.Feb.2013, 02:39 PM
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Joined: 22.Feb.2007

Apparently the budget cuts for foreign policy have been so great, that the US embassy in Stockholm doesn't even run full time. They are taking a page from Swedish customer service and only supporting phone hours, three days a week, for one hour each day.

I just tried to call. After being on hold for a full 15 minutes, I gave up. Has anyone else noticed a lack of support in US citizen services
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007
post 28.Feb.2013, 02:53 PM
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Location: Stockholm
Joined: 2.Apr.2006

the embassy has had limited call in for citizens since i got here in 1993. access to the embassy started getting more significantly limited during the bush administrations, largely due to security measures after 9/11.
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Monark540
post 28.Feb.2013, 03:30 PM
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Location: Stockholm
Joined: 20.Mar.2009

Send an e-mail or a fax, if you still have a fax machine, and avoid the wait time. On the plus side, the appointment schedulng system works well if you have some flexibility as to dates and minimizes the wait outside.
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