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Kaselehlia. Ran Annim. Mogethin. Lenmwo
Akillino Harris Susaia

Ambassador

Greetings and welcome to the website of the Embassy of the Federated States of Micronesia in Washington, D.C.

This website provides a user-friendly platform which enables you to navigate with ease and accessibility to consular, diplomatic, and government to government related matters regarding our bilateral relations with the United States. Our goal is to ensure our citizens are being informed of these matters. To that end, we hope to link this website with the respective Departments of both the FSM and U.S.

IMPORTANT LINKS

Forms and Documents

The link will take you to the Forms and Documents Page where you can have access to US and FSM FORMS AND DOCUMENTS such as passport application and instructions, I-94 Forms and Docs, Entry Permit to the FSM, etc…

In December 2018, President Trump signed the REAL ID Act Modification for Freely Associated States Act (REAL ID Modification Act).[3] The REAL ID Modification Act authorizes states to issue full-term REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses and identification cards Start Printed Page 46557to FAS citizens admitted under the COFAs.In December 2018, President Trump signed the REAL ID Act Modification for Freely Associated States Act (REAL ID Modification Act).[3The REAL ID Modification Act authorizes states to issue full-term REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses and identification cards to FAS citizens admitted under the COFAs…READ MORE

Immigrants with the following statuses qualify to use the Marketplace:
  • Individual with Non-immigrant Status, includes worker visas (such as H1, H-2A, H-2B), student visas, U-visa, T-visa, and other visas, and citizens of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands, and Palau… Enroll Today

For citizens in Arizona, California, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, and New Mexico, you can also check out the consulate website www.portland.fsmembassy.fm. 

For citizens in Hawaii, check out www.hawaii.fsmembassy.fm

For citizens on Guam, please check out www.guam.fsmembassy.fm for more information. 

Information on the State of Colorado Medicaid Program

1. Are citizens of the COFA states, in particular from the Federated States of Micronesia, able to access Medicaid in the State of Colorado?

Yes. Citizens of the COFA states can access Medicaid in Colorado. They may apply for Medicaid through any method (online, mail/in person, phone). They are considered qualified non-citizens without a 5-year waiting period. For more information on how and where to apply, anyone may visit our How to Apply page.


Online www.colorado.gov/PEAK


Paper Application (mail/in-person) Health First Colorado / Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) Paper Application


Phone 1-800-221-3943 / State Relay 711

 

2. How is the State of Colorado implementing this Medicaid eligibility?

Prior to the Consolidated Appropriations Act, COFA individuals who were pregnant or children under the age of 19 were already considered lawfully present qualified non-citizens without a 5-year waiting period. The State has already updated our eligibility rules to expand eligibility to all COFA individuals (as qualified non-citizens without a 5-year waiting period) effective December 27, 2020. The State has also updated our Colorado Benefits Management System (CBMS) to reflect the updated eligibility criteria.

 

3. Any specific guidelines for this group (COFA states) for their eligibility for Medicaid building on the workaround measures advanced by CMS?


Colorado’s Medicaid application already includes a place for individuals to report their non-citizen status, so no updates/workarounds were needed to our application process. For those from COFA states, they can report they are from Micronesia, the Marshall Islands, or Palau. Based on this information, CBMS Verify Lawful Presence (VLP) interface connects with the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) to verify an individual’s non-citizen status per federal regulations. If electronic verification of status is not immediately
available, the applicant will be approved for Medicaid for a 90-day Reasonable Opportunity Period during which they will have additional time to provide verification of their status.

 

4. Any other information that can be shared relating to this group’s eligibility?


The Department released a memo to provide guidance to our eligibility partners and stakeholders regarding the updated eligibility for all COFA individuals. The Department is also working with local legal/advocacy groups to draft a plain-language FAQ document for COFA individuals interested in applying for Medicaid. Once we have our FAQ finalized, we can share that with you as well. As with all populations, the Department does not pre-screen or pre-determine eligibility for Medicaid. We encourage anyone who is interested in Medicaid coverage to apply at any time. All individuals who apply for coverage have the
right to a full eligibility determination, as well as an official notice of their eligibility, which includes their appeal rights if they do not agree with the decision.

HCPF OM 21-058 Compact of Free Association (COFA) Migrants

For information purposes, the following link will direct you to the FSM National Scholarship Program’s webpage.

http://www.national.doe.fm/index.php/education-programs/basic-programs/post-secondary-and-scholarship

Should you be interested in contacting the States for their scholarship programs, listed below along with the FSM National DOE’s Post-Secondary Administrator are the Scholarship Coordinators at the state level. Their email addresses are also available below.

Please don’t hesitate to call the Embassy at (202)223-4383 or email at dcmission@fsmembassy.fm should you have questions regarding the information above. 

7931 NE Halsey St. Suite 225
Portland, OR 97213
Tel1: 503-954-3710
Tel2: 503-954-3724
Fax: 503-954-3750
Website: www.portland.fsmembassy.fm
Email: cg.portland@gov.fm
(Office Hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm)
*Consular Jurisdictions in: Oregon, California, Washington, Arizona, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, and New Mexico

  • Joe-Silem B. Enlet, Consul General
  • Dominic R. Maluchmai, Foreign Service Officer
  • Noel L. Liemam, Foreign Service Officer
  • Bruce E. Kihleng, Administrative Specialist

3049 Ualena Street, Suite 412
Honolulu, HI 96819
Telephone: (808) 836-4775
Fax: (808) 836-6896
Website: www.hawaii.fsmembassy.fm
Email: fsmcghnl@aol.com
(Hours: 9am – 5pm — Hawaii time)

  • Henry H. Shrew, Acting Consul General
  • Wainer Louis, Foreign Service Officer
  • Sass Sasao Gouland, Foreign Service Officer
  • Anstain M. Ioanis, Foreign Service Officer 
  • Dorinda S. Thomas, Administrative Specialist

1755 Army Drive Route 16
Harmon, Guam 96913
Telephone: (671) 646-9154/55
Fax: (671) 647-1547
Website: www.guam.fsmembassy.fm
Email: fsm@teleguam.net

  • Teresa M. Filepin, Consul General
  • Johnny M. Silbanuz, Foreign Service Officer
  • Sylvia Elias, Foreign Service Officer
  • Clayton Elieisar, Foreign Service Officer
  • Joan Marar, Foreign Service Officer
  • Linda Timothy, Administrative Specialist

Dear Friends, Guests and Model UN Participants:

I wish to welcome you to the Website for the Permanent Mission of the Federated States of Micronesia to the United Nations. I hope that the information contained in this site will be useful to your research, particularly to those of you representing the Federated States of Micronesia in your Model United Nations programs. My staff has uploaded to the site past Statements delivered by our Government in the context of our work here at the United Nations.

I would also like to invite you to visit the Home page for the Government of the Federated States of Micronesia and its respective links to the States comprising our Nation.

Let me close by saying that we would welcome the opportunity for you to know our Government and people through cyberspace, and I invite you to visit our country in person in the near future to know us better. Micronesia has much to offer as a tourist destination.

Thank you.

 

Jane Jimmy Chigiyal
Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary
Permanent Representative

News & Announcements
Archives:

FSM NATIONAL GOVERNMENT LINKS:

The Executive Branch is charged with the management and operations the National Government with the executive powers of the National Government vested in the President. The President is the Head of State and Head of Government for the Federated States of Micronesia. The President is assisted by the Vice President and both are elected by the FSM Congress from among the at-Large Members to serve a four-year term. 
 
The President nominates the heads of the National Departments and submits to the Congress for approval. The heads of the national Departments and certain offices serve as advisors to the President and are collectively known as the President’s Cabinet. 

Legislative powers of the national government is vested in the Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia , a unicameral (one house) Body with fourteen Senators.  The chief function of the Legislative Branch is to enact laws.

Each state elects one senator as its at-large representative to serve a term of four years.

The other ten Senators are elected for a two-year term and apportioned by population. As such, the composition of the two-year Members are five from Chuuk, three from Pohnpei with one each from Kosrae and Yap

The Judicial Branch of the national government is the FSM Supreme Court. It is the only national court of the Federated States of Micronesia. Its main function is to interpret theConstitution and the laws of the Nation. The Supreme Court comprised of the Chief Justice and not more than five Associate Justices.  Justices are nominated by the President for a lifetime appointment and confirmed by the Congress.

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Dear Friends, Guests and Model UN Participants:

I wish to welcome you to the Website for the Permanent Mission of the Federated States of Micronesia to the United Nations. I hope that the information contained in this site will be useful to your research, particularly to those of you representing the Federated States of Micronesia in your Model United Nations programs. My staff has uploaded to the site past Statements delivered by our Government in the context of our work here at the United Nations.

I would also like to invite you to visit the Home page for the Government of the Federated States of Micronesia and its respective links to the States comprising our Nation. www.unmission.fm

Featured Links

This section is provided to help enhanced your experience on our website by providing links to document(s) or pages and websites that are highly visited, downloaded or accessed.

Passport Application

This is a direct download link of the FSM Passport Application.

FACT SHEET

Status of Citizens of the Freely Associated States of the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of the Marshall Islands

FSM COVID19 Taskforce usa

Website for the FSM COVID19 Taskforce USA; group of FSM citizens assembled to gather and disseminate important covid19 related information.

Entry permit

A PERMIT IS NoT REQUIRED FoR A PERSON VISITING THE FSM FOR 30 DAYS oR LESS. A PERSON NEEDS A PERMTT FOR A VISIT IN EXCESS OF 30 DAYS.

I-94 Application

This is a direct download link of the I-94 application.

FSM EXecutive branch

Link to the executive branch website.

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