New Zealand Embassy Washington, United States of America

Contact us

Note: As at 3 October 2015, the Embassy phone lines are down. If you are a New Zealand citizen in need of urgent consular assistance, please:

  • Call the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade on +64 4 439 8000;
  • Visit for advice or
  • Call our Consulate-General in Los Angeles on (310) 566 6555.

Your details will be forwarded to the Washington Duty Officer for action.

Usual embassy hours are Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm

New Zealand Embassy
37 Observatory Circle, NW
Washington D.C. 20008
United States of America

Telephone: 1 (202) 328 4800
Facsimile: 1 (202) 667 5227

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Visa Enquiries


Visa Application Centre (VAC) Washington DC
Address:  1120 19th Street  NW, Suite No. 415
Washington DC 20036
Phone:  1 202 223 3400
Fax:  1 202 223 3900
Office hours: Monday to Friday 9.00am to 4.00pm


New Zealand Defence Force

Telephone: 1 (202) 328 4803
Facsimile: 1 (202) 265 9238

New Zealand Trade and Enterprise

Telephone: 1 (202) 328 4852
Facsimile: 1 (202) 265 9659

Office Hours: Mon-Fri 0830-1230, 1330-1700 Hours (Eastern Standard Time)

The Honorary Consul network is able to provide advice or a point of contact for New Zealanders in distress and to liaise with the Embassy and/or Consulates General.

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