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New Passport Applications

New Passport Application

You require a new Passport Application if you are:

  • A first-time passport applicant over the age of 16,
  • Renewing a passport that was issued while you were under age 16, OR
  • Renewing a passport issued over 15 years ago.

Applicants over the age of 16 who have never been documented as a U.S. citizen must first establish their claim to U.S. citizenship.

Completing the Application

Please print out only one-sided pages of the application, and submit all of the following in person at the Consulate serving your area or at a Consular Outreach visit.

  • Completed (but not signed) Form DS-11Application for a U.S. Passport;
  • Evidence of U.S. citizenship (ie: previous U.S. passport and original U.S. birth certificate or Consular Report of Birth Abroad certificate).
  • Evidence of identity (current driver’s license, foreign passport or military ID).
  • One (1) U.S. sized passport photograph (Note: these are a different size from New Zealand passport photographs. Submitted passport photos must have  a white, off-white or cream background).
  • If applicable, original documentation to support name change or change of other descriptive data (certified photocopies are not acceptable).
  • Applicable fee.
  • Self-addressed courier envelope for return of your new and old passports.
  • Make an appointment (NOTE below about appointments).
  • Applicants must bring a photocopy of the documents they are submitting in support of their applications.
  • Applicants aged 16 and 17 years are entitled to an adult passport, but still require parental awareness in order to issue the passport.  To complete this requirement, either one parent should attend the applicant’s passport interview and sign Form DS-11 with the applicant in front of the consular officer, or a parent can submit a notarized Form DS-3053 with a copy of the parent’s ID along with Form DS-11 (the passport application) at the time of the interview.

Submitting the Application

The application must be signed by the applicant in the presence of a Consular Officer at the U.S. Consulates General in Auckland or at a Consular Outreach visit – this requirement cannot be waived.


Please remember to print your appointment confirmation and bring it with you to the Consulate.

Please be advised that the appointment time is a guide as to when you should plan to be at the Consulate. It is not necessarily the time you will be seen by the Consular Officer. Applicants should plan to spend at least an hour at the Consulate.

Please use this link to make an appointment at the Auckland Consulate General.

Access to the U.S. Consulate Auckland

For the safety of all of our customers and staff, all visitors to the Consulate must pass through security screening at our reception area before entering the Consulate. Please allow time for screening before your appointment.

The Consulate General’s hours of operation are from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.  You will not be able to access the Consulate’s reception area outside of these hours.  At no time are you authorized to remain in the lobby of the Citigroup Building while awaiting Consular services. We appreciate your patience and cooperation.

Please do not bring luggage, including backpacks, to your appointment. You will not be able to bring these items into the Consulate, and there is no storage available in our office.

Mobile telephones and other telecommunication devices, electronic recording devices, and cameras may not be taken into the Consulate. Please turn them off, and leave them with the guards at the reception area. They can be collected after your appointment.

Aerosols of any kind are prohibited, and must be left with the guards until after your appointment.

Any type of headwear, including baseball caps, must be removed while in the Consulate.