The mission of the United States Embassy in Wellington is to advance the interests of the United States, and to serve and protect U.S. citizens in New Zealand.
The Ambassador is the personal representative of the President of the United States. As the chief advocate of U.S. policy, he is supported by personnel from the Department of State and other U.S. agencies.
The Embassy reports and analyzes developments in New Zealand of concern to the United States, and advances a broad range of U.S. policy initiatives.
The Embassy promotes United States’ economic and commercial interests, and the export of American agricultural and industrial products and services, and otherwise assists American business, workers and investors.
The Embassy engages the government and a broad range of organizations and individuals in New Zealand to promote shared values. Among others, these include individual freedom, human rights and democracy and the rule of law.