Visa Renewal

Visa Renewal By Mail

If you have been issued a U.S. visa from Consulate General Auckland since June 15th, 2007 or later, you may be able to renew it by mail without needing to come in for another interview.

To qualify for renewal by mail, you must meet all the following requirements:

  • Be applying for the same class of visa within twelve months of the expiration of your previous visa;
  • Have previously provided a full set of ten fingerprints at Consulate General Auckland during a visa interview;
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand, or a citizenof another visa waiver country;
  • Your previous visa must have been approved without any administrative processing;
  • Your previous visa must not have been lost, stolen, or revoked;
  • You must not have changed your name or nationality since the issuance of your last visa;
  • You have not previously been refused a visa or entry into the United States;
  • You must have no  arrests (regardless of convictions) since the issuance of your previous visa;
  • You must not need to check ”yes” on any security and background questions on the DS-160;
  • You must have no ineligibilities or reason to believe you have failed to comply with United States immigration law in the past.

If you meet all of the above requirements, please see our instructions on how to apply for a non-immigrant visa.

Please be advised that applications may not be posted from the United States.  You must be physically present in New Zealand to utilize the Fingerprint Reissue/Reuse Program through Consulate General Auckland.

We reserve the right to call any applicant in for an interview, including those:

  • who do not meet the above criteria;
  • who may require additional administrative processing;
  • about whom the adjudicating consular officer may have other concerns.

To avoid delays, it is vital that you submit complete and accurate paperwork.  For further information, please see our instructions on how to apply for your U.S. visa.

All documents should be sent to:

Consulate General of the United State of America
NonImmigrant Visa Section
Private Bag 92022
Auckland, New Zealand