Message for U.S. Citizens/Nationals – Registering to Vote, 2020

U.S. Consulate General Auckland, New Zealand Updated, January 17th, 2020: Message for U.S. Citizens/Nationals – Registering to Vote, 2020. Registering to Vote and submitting a ballot is fast, easy, and can be done from anywhere in the world! Start by confirming your voter registration with your state.  Some states require absentee voters to register annually …

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Security Alert: U.S. Consulate General Auckland (January 7, 2020)

Security Alert: U.S. Consulate General Auckland (January 7, 2020) Location: New Zealand Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Actions to Take: Keep …

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White Island Eruption

UPDATE 12/13/19: “The tragedy at Whakaari/White Island has been, and continues to be, unspeakably difficult for the victims and their families. Supporting them is our primary focus.    Today, at the end of a harrowing week, I’d like to take a moment to acknowledge anyone and everyone who has helped.  In the immediate aftermath of …

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Auckland fire – notary appointments moved

Due to the fire in the Central Business District of Auckland, the U.S. Consulate General Auckland will be closed to the public on Wednesday, October 23, 2019. For applicants who were planning to visit the Consulate for our open Wednesday notary appointments from 11 am – 12 pm, you are authorized entry to complete notary …

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Message for American Citizens regarding the Measles

Measles is circulating in New Zealand, particularly in the Auckland region.  Please follow the Ministry of Health link for more details about the 2019 measles outbreak.  Measles is a disease caused by a virus that is spread through the air by breathing, coughing, or sneezing. Measles virus is highly contagious and can remain so for up to 2 …

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New visa and Tourism requirements for U.S. citizens entering New Zealand

International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL) Starting on July 1, 2019, U.S. citizens traveling to New Zealand for tourism, some student programs, or short-term business will have to pay an  International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL) . This levy will be assessed when a person applies for an NZeTA (required starting October 1, see next paragraph) or New Zealand visa. …

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ALERT: CHRISTCHURCH situation

UPDATE: 17th April, 2019 New Zealand’s terror threat level downgraded from ‘high’ to ‘ medium’ following Christchurch terror attack. More information on New Zealand’s threat levels and definitions can be found at: dpmc.govt.nz. ALERT UPDATE: 19th March, 2019 Please see below an updated briefing on March 18 from the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade: …

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UPDATED: Executive Order temporarily suspending entry into the U.S. of foreign nationals from seven countries

An order issued by a U.S. District court in the state of Washington  on February 3 bars the U.S. government from enforcing certain provisions of Executive Order 13769, “Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals,” including those related to visas and travel for nationals of Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen. …

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