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  • Photos from the Independence Day Celebrations in Auckland & USNZ Partnership Forum. More to come.

    Photos from the Independence Day Celebrations in Auckland & USNZ Partnership Forum. More to come.

  • The USNZ Partnership Forum, 2015.

    The USNZ Partnership Forum, 2015.

  • The Ambassador hosted some of Wellington’s innovation community as part of our embassy-designated Innovation Day on June 8th.

    The Ambassador hosted some of Wellington’s innovation community as part of our embassy-designated Innovation Day on June 8th.

  • Building Bridges Through Sports Diplomacy in New Zealand and Samoa - U.S. Ambassador Mark Gilbert on DipNote.

    Building Bridges Through Sports Diplomacy in New Zealand and Samoa - U.S. Ambassador Mark Gilbert on DipNote.

  • Project15 - April 16-17, 2015. Taking Innovation Global.

    Project15 - April 16-17, 2015. Taking Innovation Global.

Mission News

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    July 6, 2015 - New Commander of U.S. Pacific Command Visits.
    The Commander of United States Pacific Command, Admiral Harry B. Harris arrives in New Zealand this week for discussions with the Government and senior defense officials. Though he has been to New Zealand before, this is Harris’ first visit to New Zealand since taking up his new post in May. [read more]
  • June 30, 2015 - United States – New Zealand Strategic Dialogue 2015
    June 30, 2015 - United States – New Zealand Strategic Dialogue 2015
    The NZUS Council will also host the sixth U.S. – New Zealand Partnership Forum this week. The biennial Partnership Forums, held alternately in the United States and in New Zealand, have contributed significantly to the very positive current state of our relationship. The U.S. Embassy is proud to support the forum along with Government of New Zealand.

    The Ambassador of the United States to New Zealand and Samoa, Mark Gilbert, said, “The Partnership Forum is a great opportunity to build on our longstanding friendship and discuss how we can work together in the future on a range of issues important to us all.” In a press release, Foreign Minister Murray McCully welcomed the start of the US/NZ Partnership: “The U.S. is one of New Zealand’s most important partners and events like this reinforce the strong links between our two nations.” beehive.govt.nz. [Read More] [Full Coverage] [Photos]
  • US Ambassador Mark Gilbert welcomed to New Zealand.
    April 24, 2015 - Anzac Day statement by US Secretary of State John Kerry
    US Secretary of State John Kerry - On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States of America, it is my pleasure to extend our warmest regards, this April 25th, to the people of Australia and New Zealand on this very special Anzac Day.

    This year marks the 100th anniversary of Allied forces landing on the Gallipoli peninsula.  The countless acts of bravery and heroism, demonstrated over ten months of battle on shores thousands of miles away, ultimately gave rise to a new national consciousness in Australia and New Zealand. [read more]
  • Hawaii says ‘aloha’ from this weekend’s Pasifika Festival
    March 2015 - Hawaii says ‘aloha’ from this weekend’s Pasifika Festival.

    The U.S. Embassy are bringing the sights of hula dances and the sounds of ukuleles from Hawaii to the Pasifika Festival this weekend at Hayman Park in Auckland.

    It is only the second time in the festival’s 23 year history that the Hawaii village will be showcased. Hula group ‘Halau Hula O Kalaulani O Pu’uanahulu’ and renowned Hawaiian musician Grayden Ha’i Kelly, are among 40 dancers and musicians flying over from Hawaii especially to perform at the Festival. [find out more]

Embassy Notes

SMART Traveler App

  • SMART Traveler App

    The Department of State now has a "Smart Traveler" app for U.S. travelers going abroad. The app is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad (requires iOS 4.0 or later). Smart Traveler provides easy access to frequently updated official country information, travel alerts, travel warnings, maps, U.S. embassy locations, and more. [read more] [download app]

IMPT Visa/Passport Systems Notice

  • The systems issues that have affected the Department of State’s ability to issue visas have been resolved; all applicants can schedule appointments as normal. If you are in need of an emergency appointment please visit the webpage below for information about the process and also the criteria needed to request an emergency appointment  ustraveldocs.com/nz.

    The U.S. Consulate General in Auckland has printed all approved visas outstanding for individuals that have already attended their interview or applied by mail.  We apologize for the inconveniences caused by the system outage.  Moving forward we will make every effort to process all applications in a timely manner.

    June 29, 2015 (more information at Travel.State.gov).

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