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E Visas

We are Rocking a New Visa: What are E-1 and E-2 visas? Treaty Trader (E-1) and Treaty Investor (E-2) visas are for citizens of countries with which the United States maintains treaties of commerce and navigation, including New Zealand. To qualify for Treaty Trader (E-1) and Treaty Investor (E-2) visas applicants must be coming to the United States either to engage ...
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Be aware of ESTA scams

Looking for a USA Visa ? You may be eligible for an ESTA . This is the only official U.S. government Department of Homeland Security (DHS) website for applying for ESTA: https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/ . If at any time, you are being asked to pay more than the equivalent of U.S. $14.00, then you are not at the U.S. Customs and ...
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Project Connect: Dr. Jared Cooney Horvath

On Tuesday, 15 October 2019, former US/NZ Youth Councillor Lit Wei Chin attended a Project Connect presentation at AUT University.  The guest speaker was renowned cognitive neuroscientist Dr. Jared Cooney Horvath.  The author of several books and an expert on human thought and learning, Dr. Horvath spoke for an hour and fielded questions from a ...
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Pacific Women Leaders: Lina Chang

By Gail Brown. For the next blog post in the  Pacific Women Leaders  series, I met with Lina Chang. Lina Chang has earned the title of “Mamma” after helping more than 500 children throughout Samoa.  In 2005, Chang opened the Samoa Victim Support Group (SVSG) which remains Samoa’s only support organization for children who are abused, abandoned, or ...
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U.S. Engagement in the Pacific Islands: UN General Assembly Update

FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON OCTOBER 3, 2019 On September 27, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced $65 million in new assistance at a meeting with Pacific Island leaders in New York on the margins of the UN General Assembly.  This new assistance is in addition to $36.5 million announced at the  50th Pacific Islands Forum  in August, as well as approximately ...
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My SUSI experience was all that – and more than – I hoped it would be

SUSI Summer Teacher Programme, 2019, by Sam Englebretsen. From 8 June to 13 July I was fortunate to participate in the 2019 ‘Study of the United States Institute for Secondary Educators’ (SUSI programme) based at Amherst, Massachusetts. As part of a group of 18 secondary school teachers from all around the world, I spent five ...
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DV-2021 Program: Online Registration

DV-2021 Program: The revised online registration period for the DV-2021 Program begins on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), and concludes on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST) (GMT-5).  Individuals who submit more than one entry during the registration period will be disqualified. Find our more about the Diversity Visa Program here. Click here for Diversity Visa instructions.   ...
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