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COVID-19 Information

 Updated August 7th 2020. Country-Specific Information: As of August 7th 2020, New Zealand has had 1,569 confirmed & probable cases of COVID-19 within its borders ( interactive map of New Zealand cases / the latest number of cases can be found here ). Currently, there are 23 active cases in New Zealand. New Zealand COVID-19 Alert Levels: These alert levels specify the public health and social measures to be taken. ...
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COVID-19 – Important Notice regarding Visa and American Citizen Services

IMPORTANT NOTICE. U.S. CITIZEN SERVICES: If you need to renew an adult passport, please follow the instructions  here. If you need any of the following services, you must schedule an appointment: Renew a minor passport Apply for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) Federal benefits processing Certificate of Loss of Nationality Notarial services ***Click here to Book an Appointment*** VISA SERVICES:  ...
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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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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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Joint Statement on United States – New Zealand Virtual Strategic Dialogue

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON JULY 23, 2020. The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America and New Zealand on the occasion of the 2020 U.S.-NZ Virtual Strategic Dialogue. Begin Text: United States Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Mr. David ...
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Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper’s Phone Call With New Zealand Minister for Defence Ron Mark

Readout of Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper’s Phone Call With New Zealand Minister for Defence Ron Mark. from defense.gov. Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper spoke today with the New Zealand Minister for Defence Ron Mark, the two leaders reaffirmed the strength of the U.S. –NZL relationship, highlighted respective global security contributions, and discussed the challenging ...
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The Youth Council talk Space with NASA & the NZ Space Agency

Guest blog post by U.S. Embassy Youth Councilor, Darren Young. Ngā mihi o Matariki ki a tātou. Matariki greetings to one and all! Auckland Youth Councillors recently had the privilege of engaging in talks on space diplomacy and policy. Our first guest from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in the U.S. was Mike ...
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