Visa Wait times

Wait times for visa appointments in New Zealand are currently longer than normal. We recommend applying for your visa at least 90 days before your travel dates, and submitting your ESTA form at least 2 weeks in advance of your travel. To check the latest wait times, please visit

Please do not pay for travel arrangements such as airfare without having a U.S. visa in your possession. The Embassy/Consulate bears no responsibility if you do so. The Embassy/Consulate is unable to guarantee the issuance of a visa before any fixed travel date.

Please email or call 09 887 5999 for any visa related questions.

You may not need a visa…please check if you are eligible for ESTA here.