New Zealand Embassy Mexico City
Living in Mexico
Please see the column on the right hand side providing links to information for New Zealanders in Mexico, Central America, Cuba and Venezuela. Please contact the New Zealand Embassy in Mexico City if you require further information.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Time spent in Canada, Mexico and adjacent islands counts towards the maximum of 90 days stay in the U.S.A allowed under the U.S.A visa waiver program.
New Zealanders travelling to the U.S.A for business or pleasure may be eligible for visa-free travel under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) if certain conditions are met. These include, staying less than 90 days, travelling via a commercial carrier and with a return ticket, travelling on a machine readable passport, having an approved electronic travel authorization (ESTA), and having no criminal convictions.
If transiting the U.S.A. to a destination in Canada, Mexico or the adjacent islands, you may re-enter the U.S.A. on the return journey using any mode of transport, as long as the total visit, including periods of time spent in transit and in Canada, Mexico or the adjacent islands, does not exceed 90 days. If the total time spent in these areas does exceed 90 days, you would need to apply for a B-1/B-2 Visitor Visa, or a C-1 Transit Visa before leaving New Zealand.
To apply for the B1/B2 or C1 visa please contact the U.S. Consulate General in Auckland, New Zealand.
Further information on visas and how to apply can also be found at the U.S.A Embassy in New Zealand website: http://newzealand.usembassy.gov/