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

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

NEW ZEALAND COVID-19 ALERT LEVEL UPDATE – March 6th:

Auckland will move to Alert Level 2 at 6am on Sunday 7 March. The rest of New Zealand will move to Alert Level 1 at the same time.

Further details: https://covid19.govt.nz.

 

AMERICAN CITIZEN SERVICES:

The U.S. Consulate General in Auckland will resume routine consular services from Monday the 8th of March. U.S. citizens may schedule appointments 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 case-by-case basis. If you have an urgent need to travel and are in need of an emergency passport, please email AucklandACS@state.gov with details of your request.

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VISA SERVICES:

The United States Consulate in Auckland, New Zealand has resumed certain immigrant and nonimmigrant visa services, including employment, student, petition-based, and tourist nonimmigrant visas, K fiancé visas, as well as IR-1/2, CR-1/2, IR 3/4, SB-1, and EB-5 immigrant visas.  For more information on MRV fees and scheduling a visa appointment, visit our visa information website.  If you have an urgent matter and need to travel immediately, follow the guidance provided at our expedited appointment website to request an emergency appointment.

Please note that issuance of certain types of immigrant or nonimmigrant visas may currently be suspended due to Presidential Proclamations.  You can read more about current Presidential Proclamations and possible exemptions or exceptions here.

For the latest updates of COVID-19, please visit nz.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information.