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COVID-19 Information

 Updated April 9th 2020. Country-Specific Information: As of April 9th 2020, New Zealand has 1,239 confirmed & probable cases of COVID-19 within its borders ( interactive map of New Zealand cases )/ the latest number of cases can be found here ). 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 . IMPORTANT UPDATES: ***April 7th: Foreign Nationals Allowed to Transit ...
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COVID-19 – Important Notice regarding Visa and American Citizen Services

IMPORTANT NOTICE: As of March 20, 2020, the United States Consulate in Auckland, New Zealand is suspending all routine consular services. All affected applicants have been notified via e-mail and will need to reschedule their interview for a future date. Routine American Citizen Services that are suspended include notarial services, social security benefit hours, non-emergency passport services, and reports of ...
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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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Health Alert: U.S Consulate General Auckland

Location: New Zealand  Event: Covid-19 Update – 06 April  2020   If you would prefer not to receive further messages, please unsubscribe at the STEP website  here .  Update  Air New Zealand added an additional flight from Auckland to Los Angeles this Wednesday, 8 April. As of 3:00 p.m., 6 April, seats on that flight are still available to purchase from Air ...
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Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel

March 19, 2020 The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for ...
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Ambassador Scott Brown – Statement on COVID-19

From United States Ambassador Scott Brown:  “My team and I have been in close contact with the New Zealand Government since we all became aware of COVID-19. All countries around the world are doing everything they can to deal with this virus. As we must.  “The United States and many other countries are imposing travel ...
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