Don’t Let the Elections Pass You By!

October 21st UPDATE: Can I still register to vote?   In most cases, yes, but it depends on your state. To check if there is still time to vote from abroad in your state of voting residence, visit  https://www.fvap.gov/citizen-voter .  Click on your state and scroll down to “Federal Election Deadlines” to verify your state’s deadlines.   For full …

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COVID-19 – Important Notice regarding Visa and American Citizen Services

IMPORTANT NOTICE All of New Zealand is currently at Alert Level 1.  Click here to find out what this means.   AMERICAN CITIZEN SERVICES: The U.S. Consulate General in Auckland has resumed routine consular services.  U.S. citizens may  schedule their appointments here  for the following services: passport applications, consular reports of birth abroad, federal benefit services, notarial services, and renunciations Emergency passport services will be considered on a …

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

U.S. Consulate General Auckland, New Zealand Message for U.S. Citizens/Nationals – Registering to Vote, 2020. Check out our voting page >> RIGHT HERE . 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 …

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Voting from Overseas Live Information Session

Missed this live session on Voting from Overseas? Here is a recording… Absentee Voting Week is September 27-October 4 In some states, voter registration and ballot request deadlines for the November 2020 are due as early as October 5th.   If you have already completed a  Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)  in 2020 and requested electronic delivery of your ballot, you will be receiving your …

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U.S. Passport Execution Fee Will Increase to $35

From travel.state.gov. Effective April 2, 2018, the passport execution fee will increase from $25 to $35.  The $10 execution fee increase only applies to U.S. passport applicants using the DS-11 form, such as first-time applicants over 16, children under 16, and applicants who re-apply after reporting their previous passport lost or stolen. The $10 fee increase does not apply …

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Emergency Message UPDATE for U.S. Citizens: Earthquake & Tsunami November 14, 2016

U.S. Consulate General Auckland. UPDATE Earthquake & Tsunami – November 21, 2016 U.S. Navy’s USS Sampson helps with the North Canterbury Earthquake Disaster Recovery Assistance. Read more . *** Emergency Message UPDATE for U.S. Citizens: Earthquake & Tsunami – November 15, 2016 A message for US Citizens: Please direct anyone with friends or family in Kaikoura to make …

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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Earthquake & Tsunami November 14, 2016

U.S. Consulate General Auckland Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens:   Earthquake & Tsunami November 14, 2016 The U.S. Geological Service has reported a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in North Canterbury, New Zealand on the South Island in the early hours of Monday morning.  Its epicenter was 15 km north-east of Culverden, close to Hanmer Springs, at 12:02 AM local …

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Worldwide Travel Alert

From Travel.state.gov. Last Updated: November 23, 2015. The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to possible risks of travel due to increased terrorist threats. Current information suggests that ISIL (aka Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions.  These attacks may employ a wide variety of tactics, using conventional and non-conventional weapons and targeting both official …

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New Consul General touches down in Auckland

By Public Affairs staff, U.S. Embassy Wellington. Melanie Higgins is the new U.S. Consul General in Auckland and despite only having been in the role for just over a month she has already gained a great amount of diverse experience and insight into life in New Zealand and her new role. Local community leaders from …

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