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Hours of Operation

English-speaking customer service agents are ready to assist you 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. New Zealand Time (NZT) Monday through Friday. Callers from the United States can reach the call center between 6 p.m. and 2 a.m. Sunday through Thursday, and between 12 midnight and 2 a.m on Friday, Eastern Standard Time (EST).  The call center is closed for U.S., and New Zealand holidays observed in Auckland.

Check Your Visa Application Status

If you are a nonimmigrant applicant, you may check your DS-160 and visa application status online here by entering your interview location and your DS-160 barcode number. If you are an immigrant visa applicant you will enter your case number.

Contact Information

If you need help with your visa application or want to learn more about obtaining a visa to travel to the United States, please contact us via any of the means shown below. Visa application services call center agents are able to assist you via telephone, email or chat.

Telephone: Please contact a customer service representative using one of these telephone numbers:

  • In New Zealand, call +64 988 75 999.
  • From the United States, call + 1 703 520 2231.
  • Web call: You can talk to us directly through your browser, if you are using Chrome, Firefox, Safari11 or Opera. Make sure the audio features on your device are enabled as the functionality is restricted to audio connections only. Click on the green button to begin.

Email: To reach a customer service representative via email, please write to

Skype for Business:To use Skype to speak to a customer service representative during regular hours of operation, add a new contact to your Microsoft or Skype for Business account with the Skype for Business name

Warning: Please verify the Skype ID of the U.S. Visa Service Desk before adding it. Our Skype ID is Agents will not instruct you to pay your MRV fee over the phone; we strongly advise you to verify payment instructions on the Bank and Payment options page before paying your MRV Fee. Our call center agents will not engage in a chat conversation via Skype. A chat option is available through a different application on this page.

In order to make sure you are connecting to the right Skype ID please click on the icon on the bottom of this page to place a call.

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Chat: To chat with a customer service representative from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. New Zealand Time (NZT), please click the image below.

Reporting Fraud

Please contact us at if you have experienced fraud or have been asked to pay any unnecessary fees to pay your MRV fee, schedule your visa interview, or ship documents to or from the consular section.