For U.S. citizens: the U.S. Embassy in Astana will host the Foreign Service Officer Test on September 29. 

The U.S. Embassy in Astana will be hosting the Foreign Service Officer Test on Saturday, September 29.  U.S. citizens interested in joining the U.S. Foreign Service may learn more below and register here.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible, the U.S. Department of State requires that each candidate be:

  • A U.S. citizen on the date the candidate submits the registration package
  • At least 20 years old and no older than 59 years of age on the day the candidate submits the registration
  • At least 21 years old and not yet 60 on the day the candidate is appointed as a Foreign Service Officer
  • Available for worldwide assignments, including Washington, D.C.
Worldwide/Foreign Service

The U.S. Department of State offers worldwide career opportunities providing an experience where you will connect with the global community, conduct diplomacy by communicating U.S. foreign policy, and explore different cultures while living and working overseas. Even the internship program offers the opportunity to live and work overseas, while exploring new career possibilities.

If you’re interested in working with the U.S. Department of State abroad, click on one of these links: Foreign Service Officer and Foreign Service Specialist.

Is the Foreign Service Right For You?

Joining the Foreign Service is a career opportunity of a lifetime, but it isn’t the right lifestyle for everyone. While some people might find the career challenging, exciting and rewarding, others will see it as a less-than-perfect match. The questions in this quiz will help you to determine if the Foreign Service is right for you. Take the quiz »

Take a look at 8 Steps to Becoming a Foreign Service Officer

The process.