New Zealand Embassy for the U.S.- Address / Phone Number
New Zealand Embassy in United States
Address: 37 Observatory Circle, NW Washington D.C. 20008
City: Washington (Standard time zone: UTC/GMT -5 hours)
Tel.: 1 (202) 328 4800
Fax: 1 (202) 667 5227
Working hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30 – 17.00
Consular hours: Monday to Friday, 9.00 – 16.00
New Zealand General Consulate in Los Angeles
Address: 2425 Olympic Blvd, Suite 600ESanta Monica, CA 90404
City: Los Angeles (Standard time zone: UTC/GMT -8 hours)
Tel.: (310) 566 6555
Fax: (310) 566 6556
New Zealand General Consulate in New York
Address: 295 Madison Ave41st Floor New York, NY 10017-6702
City: New York (Standard time zone: UTC/GMT -5 hours)
Tel.: (212) 832-4038
Fax: (212) 832-7602
The New Zealand Embassy is charged with carrying out the New Zealand Government’s business with the USA. The focus of the Embassy’s work is managing New Zealand’s political, economic, trade, security and other relations with the USA.
In the USA, there are two NZ Consulates General, in Los Angeles and New York. There is a network of 11 Honorary Consuls.
Atlanta (with jurisdiction in Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama and South Carolina), Boston, Chicago (covering Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio), Houston (covering Texas, Oaklahoma and Louisiana), and Guam, all report to the Embassy.
Hawaii, Sacramento (with jurisdiction in Central California and Nevada), Salt Lake City (covering Utah, Colorado and Wyoming), San Diego, San Francisco (covering Northern California), and Seattle report to the LA Consulate General. Tourism New Zealand’s office is in Los Angeles as is New Zealand Trade and Enterprise’s regional office. NZTE’s Regional Director for the Americas is based in the Los Angeles Consulate-General.
Consular services are available to New Zealand citizens outside New Zealand (whether or not they normally live in New Zealand). New Zealand citizens who also hold citizenship of another country (“dual nationals”) may not be entitled to assistance, for example if they have entered a country on their non-New Zealand passport, or if they are in the country of their other nationality.
In case of emergency the Embassy can:
- give advice, with the aim of helping you to help yourself
- help with a lost or stolen passport
- help one contact relatives or friends to request emergency funds
- provide a list of English-speaking lawyers, and help you contact family and friends, if you are detained or arrested
- help you contact family and friends if you are ill or injured
- help with arrangements following a death overseas
- help during crises, such as civil unrest and natural disasters.
If the passport has been lost, stolen or damaged, and the applicant needs to travel urgently, an Embassy or High Commission may be able to issue an Emergency Travel Document (ETD). An emergency travel document is a short-term, machine-readable travel document issued to New Zealanders overseas in emergency and compassionate situations when they need to travel and do not have a valid passport.
Only the Department of Internal Affairs passport offices in London, Sydney or New Zealand can issue a passport. A new online passport renewal service is now available. In an emergency, most but not all New Zealand Embassies may be able to issue an Emergency Travel Document. Where postal services are irregular, the Embassy can assist with forwarding passport applications to Wellington. There is a separate fee for this service payable in local currency.
New Zealand representatives overseas can perform certain legal or notarial acts in accordance with the law of New Zealand e.g. the taking of affidavits, affirmations and statutory declarations.
The Embassy is closed on the following holidays:
- 21 February – Presidents’ Day
- 21 April – In lieu of Easter Monday
- March/April Good Friday
- 30 May – Memorial Day
- 4 July – Independence Day
- 5 September – Labour Day
- November – Thanksgiving
- 26 – 30 December – Christmas