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AMERICAN CITIZEN SERVICES:
The U.S. Consulate General in Auckland has resumed routine consular services. U.S. citizens may schedule appointments for the following services:
- passport applications,
- consular reports of birth abroad,
- federal benefit services,
- notarial services, and
Emergency passport services will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If you have an urgent need to travel and are in need of an emergency passport, please email AucklandACS@state.gov with details of your request.
The United States Consulate in Auckland, New Zealand has resumed certain immigrant and nonimmigrant visa services, including employment, student, petition-based, and tourist nonimmigrant visas, K fiancé visas, as well as IR-1/2, CR-1/2, IR 3/4, SB-1, and EB-5 immigrant visas. For more information on MRV fees and scheduling a visa appointment, visit our visa information website. If you have an urgent matter and need to travel immediately, follow the guidance provided at our expedited appointment website to request an emergency appointment.
Please note that issuance of certain types of immigrant or nonimmigrant visas may currently be suspended due to Presidential Proclamations. You can read more about current Presidential Proclamations and possible exemptions or exceptions here.
For the latest updates of COVID-19, please visit nz.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information.
Immigrant visas to the United States for citizens and residents of New Zealand are processed only at the U.S. Consulate in Auckland.
To apply for an immigrant visa, a foreign citizen seeking to immigrate generally must be sponsored by a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident immediate relative(s), or prospective U.S. employer, and have an approved petition before applying for an immigrant visa. The sponsor begins the process by filing a petition on the foreign citizen’s behalf with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). You may wish to review our Directory of Visa Categories to learn about the different types of immigrant visas to the United States, including our Diversity Visa Program. Then, follow the steps on the Immigrant Visa Process, or on the Diversity Visa Process, on usvisas.state.gov to begin applying for an immigrant visa.
Once USCIS has approved your petition and you have completed pre-processing with the National Visa Center (NVC), or if you have been selected in the Diversity Visa Lottery and completed processing with the Kentucky Consular Center (KCC), review the instructions given to you by the NVC or the KCC, along with the information presented on this website, for further guidance and instructions.