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Message for U.S. Citizens – Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT) U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru
December 28, 2020

Interested in Being a Diplomat? Take the Foreign Service Officer Test.

The next opportunity to join the U.S. Department of State as a Foreign Service Officer (diplomat) will be in February 2021! The computer-based Foreign Service Officer exam will be offered in Lima on the morning of Tuesday, February 2, 2021 and the afternoon of Thursday, February 4, 2021. 

For detailed information on pursuing a career in the Foreign Service, to learn about what career track might be right for you, and to explore in detail the steps of the Foreign Service hiring process, please go to http://careers.state.gov/work/foreign-service/officer/test-process.

If you decide that the Foreign Service is the right life for you, you must first take the computer-based Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT). In order to register for the FSOT in Lima, please register for the FSOT at http://www.pearsonvue.com/fsot.  You will receive an on-screen confirmation message after you submit completed eligibility verification and application forms, and a second confirmation message after you select a seat. You will also receive an e-mail from Pearson VUE, which includes details about your testing appointment, ID requirements, and directions to the testing center.

The Test registration window opens on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 and closes on Thursday, January 28, 2021.

Please do not delay in registering and scheduling your seat! Due to social distancing rules, we will have only 5 seats available on each dateIf the test seats are all filled, you will have to take the exam the next time it is offered. The test is currently offered three times a year, both within the U.S. and at certain locations overseas.

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