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 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.