Work Permits

Applicants attending an interview for a nonimmigrant, petition-based visa (H, L, O, P and Q visas) must email us at Aucklandpetitions@state.gov  the receipt number (which starts with either EAC or WAC followed by numbers) of an approved I-129 or I-797 petition, which we can electronically verify and entered into PIMS (Petition Information Management System), prior to their interview.

If applicants are unable to provide us with the receipt number they should expect a minimum period of 10 business days for petitions to be verified and entered into PIMS before a visa can be issued.