KIA ORA, WELCOME!
Soccer Fever in the U.S. Embassy!
If you’re a U.S. soccer enthusiast planning your journey to New Zealand for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™, you’re in for a treat. This page offers invaluable advice to ensure your experience in this beautiful island nation is unforgettable. From understanding local customs, to navigating transportation, to finding the best spots to cheer on Team USA, we’ve got you covered. So, lace up your boots, grab your flag, and get ready to immerse yourself in the unparalleled beauty of New Zealand and the thrill of world-class soccer.
Resources for American Citizens
Language and Phrases
In New Zealand, Te Reo Māori is one of three official languages (the other two are English and Sign Language). Try to learn some Māori phrases and words while you’re in Aotearoa (New Zealand) – start with Kia ora! (Hello).
Or maybe you’re ready to meet Kiwis and go tramping? Good on ya, mate!
Emergency Contact Information in New Zealand
- For emergency services in New Zealand, please dial 111.
- The emergency contact line for the U.S. Consulate in New Zealand is:
- U.S. Consulate General Auckland: +64 (9) 303-2734, after hours +64 (4) 462-6000, AucklandACS@state.gov
- From outside of New Zealand, concerned family or friends can contact 1-202-501-4444 or 1-888-407-4747.
More contact details on the Contact Us page.
We strongly encourage you to check the U.S. Embassy in Australia webpage and the U.S. Embassy in New Zealand webpage regularly for consular and security updates before and during your stay in the two countries.
Sign up for the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier for us to assist you in an emergency.
If your travel plans include any other countries, please read the Travel Advisory for each country you will visit.