Links and contact information for various agencies and clubs that may be of interest to Americans in New Zealand.
Update for Non-U.S. citizens entering the U.S.
As of April 30, 2010 ALL visa applicants are required to fill in the online application form (DS-160) Link Here. Once completed, the information in the DS-160 will be electronically transmitted. The applicant must then print the confirmation page that includes some biographical information and a bar code confirmation number. Applicants must bring the DS-160 Confirmation Page to their interview. http://travel.state.gov/visa/frvi/forms/forms_4230.html Link Here
US Department Of State - Dual Citizenship - excerpt:
"Most U.S. citizens, including dual nationals, must use a U.S. passport to enter and leave the United States. Dual nationals may also be required by the foreign country to use its passport to enter and leave that country."
Click Here for official site.
United States Embassy - Wellington
United States Consulate-General in Auckland Via Embassy Web Site
Level 3 Citibank Centre
23 Customs Street
East AkCen Private Bag 92022
Note: For the latest security information, Americans travelling abroad should regularly monitor the Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs website, where the current Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts, as well as the Worldwide Caution, can be found.
Non-immigrant US Visa information web site link
Department of State - Travel and Business
Department of State - Passport Information Web site
Embassy of the United States, Wellington, New Zealand - Passport Information
Notary Public Information - New Zealand
Reporting Births Abroad
Applying for Social Security for the first time Contact: We found we had to call The Social Security Administration in the Philipeans: 0063 2 301 2000 to get the ball rolling. They will send applications along with instructions.
For general or specific inquiries, you can contact SSA via mail, telephone, fax, or email. Please indicate your complete name, Social Security Number, residence address, and contact details when you send your inquiry for the first time. Contact details are:
DARRIN K. MORGAN, Regional Federal Benefits Officer
Social Security Administration
United States Embassy
1201 Roxas Blvd., Ermita
0930 Manila, Philippines
Phone: (63)(2) 301-2000 ext. 9
Fax: (63)(2) 708-9723 & (63)(2) 708-9714
Note: We were told the Embassy opens at 7:30am weekday mornings, non-holidays. To find the time in Manila go to World Time and Dates under Miscellaneous at Wilderness-Wally Table of Contents.
The American Women's Club of Auckland
The Wanganui Branch of the New Zealand/American Association is a non-profit, social organization. One of our functions is to assist Americans as they adjust to the New Zealand lifestyle and Kiwis to adjust to the American lifestyle. We have several social events each year, usually themed around an American holiday. However we also get together to celebrate and enjoy the New Zealand way of life. The NZAA meets socially on the 2nd Friday of every month at Rosie O'Grady's, (Cnr Guyton & St. Hill Streets, Wanganui) from 5:00pm onwards. Everyone is cordially invited to join us. Our contact is:
Donna Rush email@example.com
The American Chamber of Commerce in New Zealand
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