Apply for a U.S. Visa
in New Zealand
On this page:
- Hours of Operation
- Check Your Visa Application Status
- Check the Status of Your Passport
- Contact Information
- Reporting Fraud
Hours of Operation
English-speaking customer service agents are ready to assist you 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. New Zealand Time (NZT) Monday through Friday. The call center is closed for U.S. holidays, and New Zealand holidays observed in Auckland.
Check Your Visa Application Status
If you are a nonimmigrant applicant, you may check your DS-160 and visa application status online here by entering your interview location and your DS-160 barcode number. If you are an immigrant visa applicant you will enter your case number.
Check the Status of Your Passport
Instant: Enter your passport number below to check on the status. If your passport is ready for pick-up, please bring supporting documents and collect it in a timely manner. If your passport is not collected in a timely manner it will be sent back to the Embassy or Consulate.
Email: Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and in the subject and/or body enter a valid passport number exactly as it was entered at the time the appointment was scheduled, and you will receive an automatic response with the status.
If you need help with your visa application or want to learn more about obtaining a visa to travel to the United States, please contact us via any of the means shown below. Visa application services call center agents are able to assist you via telephone, email or chat.
Telephone: Please contact a customer service representative using one of these telephone numbers:
- In New Zealand, call +64 988 75 999.
- From the United States, call + 1 703 520 2231 during the following times and days of the week to adjust for New Zealand's time difference:
- Web call: You can talk to us directly through your browser, if you are using Chrome, Firefox, Safari11 or Opera. Make sure the audio features on your device are enabled as the functionality is restricted to audio connections only. Click on the green button to begin.
|Day of the Week||Pacific Time||Mountain Time||Central Time||Eastern Time|
|Sunday||12 noon to 9 p.m.||1 to 10 p.m.||2 to 11 p.m.||3 to 12 midnight|
|Monday||12 noon to 9 p.m.||1 to 10 p.m.||2 to 11 p.m.||3 to 12 midnight|
|Tuesday||12 noon to 9 p.m.||1 to 10 p.m.||2 to 11 p.m.||3 to 12 midnight|
|Wednesday||12 noon to 9 p.m.||1 to 10 p.m.||2 to 11 p.m.||3 to 12 midnight|
|Thursday||12 noon to 9 p.m.||1 to 10 p.m.||2 to 11 p.m.||3 to 12 midnight|
|Friday||12 noon to 9 p.m.||1 to 10 p.m.||2 to 11 p.m.||3 to 12 midnight|
Email: To reach a customer service representative via email, please write to email@example.com.
Skype: To use Skype to speak to a customer service representative from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., please click on the Skype icon below, or add a new contact on your Skype account with the Skype name ustraveldocs-newzealand.
Warning: Please verify the Skype ID of the U.S. Visa Service Desk before adding it. Our Skype ID is ustraveldocs-newzealand. Agents will not instruct you to pay your MRV fee over the phone; we strongly advise you to verify payment instructions on the Bank and Payment options page before paying your MRV Fee. Our call center agents will not engage in a chat conversation via Skype. A chat option is available through a different application on this page.
In order to make sure you are connecting to the right Skype ID please click on the icon on the bottom of this page to place a call.
Chat: To chat with a customer service representative from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. New Zealand Time (NZT), please click the image below.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have experienced fraud or have been asked to pay any unnecessary fees to pay your MRV fee, schedule your visa interview, or ship documents to or from the consular section.