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FROM NEW ZEALAND - Originator of the 'Birthday Season'

Currently in Auckland: NZST

Friday, 14th of June 2024


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US Contacts In NZ

American Interests
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
(04) 462-6031
(04) 462-6031

United States Consulate-General in Auckland Via Embassy Web Site
Level 3 Citibank Centre
23 Customs Street
East AkCen Private Bag 92022
(09) 303-2724

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:

Mailing Address:
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
E-mail: FBU.Manila@ssa.gov
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 donnarush@clear.net.nz

The American Chamber of Commerce in New Zealand

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DHK said:

Additional telephone numbers for Social Security Administration in Manila, Philippines: (632) 301-2000 extension 2669, 2436, 6226. This is the unit that deals with applicants from New Zealand. In order for you not to go through an operator, you can just dial (632) 3012669 or (632) 3012436. You can also leave your number and ask they call you back to minimize the cost.

They are online from 730am-1pm Manila time. If you call after that, they may not be able to answer your questions since almost all of the information is online.

They can now take your claim over the phone. Except for disability claims. Just ask if they can schedule you for telephone appointment. This saves you a lot of time since you won't be waiting for the application forms via mail.

WW said:

Hi Cindy, great to hear from the Mainland. Is there a restaurant that serves Thanksgiving dinner or do you all pitch in? I don't know about anyone else but the end of the earth isn't too far for Thanksgiving dinner.

Cindy Barth said:

There are a group of us Americans that get together every Thanksgiving. You are welcome to join us.
Having lived in Christchurch for the last 16 years I will do my best to answer any questions you might have.


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