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American Embassy in South Island New Zealand

 
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  • Embassy Contact Information
    29 Fitzherbert Terrace,
    Thorndon,
    Wellington,
    New Zealand
    Ph: +64 4 462 6000
    Fax: +64 4 499 0490

    The virtual presence post of the United States embassy in South island, New Zealand allows American citizens who reside there to perform many services through the embassy virtual present through the internet and also allows New Zealand citizens to know about their visas too. So it will be very useful to review the information of this virtual embassy to know what services can be done through it for both nationalities

    The American citizens section
     That’s the department of the consulate that is concerned with serving the American citizens present in New Zealand. For example: they can order forms for issuing passports, renew their passports, add extra visa pages, extend their passport validity, report stolen passports and green cards and fill these forms then a counselor officer visits South island to collect these forms and applications in scheduled times .

    Beside passport services the consulate (VPP) offers useful information on services like birth registration of American citizens, notary services for documents in order to be used in the United States, reporting of death of American citizen and. One of the important services that the consulate (VPP) does is the voting service for American citizens overseas. Along with the services the consulate provides the American citizens with very useful information about medical care and where they can find hospitals and doctors in New Zealand also the consulate provides the citizens with list of attorneys if needed in any case. The consulate offers help in cases of emergency by providing phone number to report your emergency to the duty officer in charge.

    For the New Zealand citizens, the consulate (VPP) acknowledge them with all the regulation that they have to go through for their visa to be issued
    A visa to the United States differs a lot according to the purpose of the visit.
    Visa waiver program : visiting of the united states for a limited period of time for certain qualified persons does not require visa, check with the consulate to know if you qualify for the program or not .

     If you are intending to visit the United States temporarily then apply for nonimmigrant visa. There are many kinds of non immigrant visa so you have to choose the one that matches your case. The non immigrant visa categories are tourism, study, religious workers and others and you have to choose which category that you fall under. All the qualification for every category can be found in the consulate (VPP) then you apply to the main consulate office in Auckland

    Immigrant visa to the United States
    Immigration to the United States is subjected to many rules and requirements. Applying to the immigrant visa is done in the physical consulate office in Auckland, if you are eligible to one of the following categories: immediate relative to American citizen, fiancé (e) of American citizen, special immigrant and diversity lottery

    The diversity lottery electronic draw is done every year on November / December, on preceding October the United States government announces the rules for this lottery and this rule may change every year due to security matters.

    Embassy Holiday List 2008

    Date Occasion Location
    January 1 - Tuesday New Year's Day American/New Zealand
    January 2 - Wednesday Day after New Year's Day New Zealand
    January 21 - Monday Martin Luther King, Jr's Birthday American
    January 21 - Monday Wellington Anniversary Day Wellington only
    January 28 - Monday Auckland Anniversary Day Auckland only
    February 6 - Wednesday Waitangi Day New Zealand
    February 18 - Monday President's Day American
    March 21 - Friday Good Friday New Zealand
    March 24 - Monday Easter Monday New Zealand
    April 25 - Friday ANZAC Day New Zealand
    May 26 - Monday Memorial Day American
    June 2 - Monday Queen's Birthday New Zealand
    July 4 - Friday Independence Day American
    September 1 - Monday Labor Day American
    October 13 - Monday Columbus Day American
    October 27 - Monday Labour Day New Zealand
    November 11 - Tuesday Veterans Day American
    November 14 - Friday Canterbury Anniversary Christchurch only
    November 27 - Thursday Thanksgiving Day American
    December 25 - Thursday Christmas Day American/New Zealand
    December 26 - Friday Boxing Day New Zealand
    January 1, 2009 - Thursday New Years Day American
    January 2, 2009 - Friday Day After New Years Day New Zealand

       
     
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