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A citizen of a foreign country who seeks to enter the United States generally must first obtain a U.S. visa, which is placed in the traveler’s passport, a travel document issued by the traveler’s country of citizenship or nationality.
Certain international travelers may be eligible to travel to the United States without a visa if they meet the requirements for visa-free travel under the Visa Waiver Program. The Visa section of this website is all about U.S. visas for foreign citizens to travel to the United States. If you cannot find what you are looking for here, please visit Travel.State.gov for additional information.
Note: U.S. citizens do not need a U.S. visa for travel to the United States, but when planning travel abroad a U.S. citizen may need a visa issued by the embassy or consulate of the country they wish to visit.
For nonimmigrant visas, you can go directly to the online application for the DS-160; or for immigrant visas, directly to the USCIS site for the relevant forms. If you are unsure, please visit our 3rd party visa processing vendor, U.S. Travel Docs to help you determine your visa type.
If you need additional information, please call the U.S. Visa Information Service on +64 9 887 5999. Another excellent resource for general visa information is travel.state.gov.
Appointments for non-immigrant visa interviews can be made using the online appointment calendar.
Non-immigrant appointments and visa information can be obtained by making a toll call to the U.S. Visa Information Service on +64 9 887 5999.
The hours of operation for the service are 9:00am- 6:00pm, Monday to Friday. Click here for full contact details.
The U.S. Consulate General in Auckland is closed to the public on the last Friday of every month.
American Citizen Services (ACS) Emergency Services, by appointment: Monday-Friday 8.00am- 11:45am and 1:00pm-3:45pm
Telephone inquiries: Monday-Friday 7.30am-4.00pm.
All other ACS services by appointment .
23 Customs St East, (cnr. Commerce St)
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Consulate General of the United States of America
Private Bag 92022,
In emergency situations, please contact ACS at AucklandACS@state.gov. This email address is continually monitored from 7:30 am until 4:00 pm Monday through Friday, except for US and New Zealand public holidays and the last Friday of each month.
Phone: +64 4 462 6000 and leave a message, the Duty Officer will return your call.
* Please Note: These contact details are for U.S. Citizen queries only. We cannot address U.S. visa queries or issues and all of these calls will be referred to 09 887 5999. Callers from outside New Zealand must call 011 646 259 0526. For help with visas, please contact the Consulate General’s Visa Information Service.
The Embassy and Auckland Consulate are closed weekends and U.S. and New Zealand public holidays.