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COVID-19 Information

 Updated May 22nd, 2020. Country-Specific Information: As of May 22nd 2020, New Zealand has 1,504 confirmed & probable cases of COVID-19 within its borders ( interactive map of New Zealand cases / the latest number of cases can be found here ). 95 percent of all confirmed and probable cases have recovered. New Zealand COVID-19 Alert Levels: These alert levels specify the public health and social measures to be taken. Click here to see the current alert level for New Zealand. ...
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COVID-19 – Important Notice regarding Visa and American Citizen Services

IMPORTANT NOTICE. U.S. CITIZEN SERVICES: As of May 21, 2020, the United States Consulate in Auckland, New Zealand is resuming routine American Citizen Services (ACS).  Visa services remain suspended at this time. ACS appointments are now available for the following services: U.S. Passports Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBA)  Federal Benefits Processing See the  U.S. Citizen Services page  for ...
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Grants Program – Notice of Funding Opportunities

The U.S. Embassy New Zealand Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Grants Program. This is an Annual Program Statement, outlining our funding priorities, the strategic themes we focus on, and the procedures for submitting requests for funding.  Please carefully ...
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Health Alert: Coronavirus Information – U.S. Consulate General Auckland, New Zealand (January 30, 2020)

Event: There is an ongoing outbreak of pneumonia first identified in Wuhan, China, caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. As of January 30th, the New Zealand Minister of Health has stated that no cases of the coronavirus have yet to be confirmed in New Zealand. We recommend you follow the below precautions: CDC has issued ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens/Nationals – Registering to Vote, 2020

U.S. Consulate General Auckland, New Zealand Updated, January 17th, 2020: Message for U.S. Citizens/Nationals – Registering to Vote, 2020. 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 register annually ...
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E-1 & E-2 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 find out if your business qualifies, what you need to apply, and how to apply, visit our overview page here.
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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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Passing of Ambassador Matthew J. Matthews

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE MAY 20, 2020. We are deeply saddened by the passing on May 20 of Ambassador Matthew J. Matthews and, on behalf of the Department of State, I offer our deepest condolences to his family. Ambassador Matthews had a long and distinguished career in the State Department and was admired by all with whom ...
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