Effective Sunday, June 12 at 12:01 a.m. EDT, the CDC rescinded its Order requiring all airline or other aircraft passengers to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 to board any aircraft destined to the United States from a foreign country. Of note, CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect. For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers.


The U.S. Mission to New Zealand understands that many visa applicants have paid the visa application processing fee and are still waiting to schedule a visa appointment. We are working diligently to restore all routine visa operations as quickly and safely as possible. In the meantime, rest assured that the U.S. Mission will extend the validity of your payment (known as the MRV fee) until September 30, 2023, to allow all applicants who were unable to schedule a visa appointment as a result of the suspension of routine consular operations an opportunity to schedule and/or attend a visa appointment with the already paid fee.


Effective December 21, 2021, to pay the U.S. visa processing fee, online Account to Account (A2A) New Zealand bank transfer payment option is available in addition to payment with cash, or debit card at a New Zealand Post Shop offering payment services. Please refer to this link for information and instructions.

For payment at a New Zealand Post Shop, before going to a New Zealand Post shop offering payment services, you must print and carry the applicable U.S. visa fee deposit slip available after logging into your profile, or you may access the deposit slip here (use a computer and Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge browser to access the deposit slip. Select the applicable deposit slip and then print the selected deposit slip in PDF immediately).

Please refer to the table here for receipt activation timeline to schedule your appointment.


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Welcome to the U.S. Visa Information Service for New Zealand. On this website you can find information about U.S. immigrant and nonimmigrant visas and the requirements to apply for each. You can also learn how to pay the required visa application fee, and book an interview appointment at the U.S. Consulate in Auckland.

This is the official visa information website of the U.S. Mission in New Zealand.