As one of the world's leading nations the USA has built an extensive network of embassies and consulates all over the globe. The notion to approach and connect with other nations originated from the foundation of the United States of America.
The first three countries which recognized the United States as an independent power were Marocco, France and the Netherlands. Subsequently,Benjamin Franklin established the first overseas mission with France in 1779. The first American Embassy was then built in the Netherlands in the City of The Hague in 1782 with John Adams being the first U.S. Ambassador. Since then, various embassies have been founded.
The most crucial objective of the American Embassies and other diplomatic missions of the United States towards other countries is to built, manage and strengthen bilateral and multilateral relations.
Today the various U.S. Embassys provide local, national and worldwide information on all activities of the United States of America. The services of the American Embassy covers commercial, industrial and even tourist related requests. Visitors can apply for a US Visa or a Permanent Resident Card, also known as Green Card there. In addition to all that, the American Embassy and the USA Consulate represent the United States in the specific host country and assist their compatriots abroad.