My visa just arrived by FedEx. We supplied a USPS Priority Mail for the return of my passport, and we thought they would use that. Instead, our Los Angeles Consulate contact Caitlin sent my passport with its new visa through FedEx, which is probably rather expensive.
Thank you, Caitlin!
The downside is that the visa is for six months, not the two years we were expecting. So, when we arrive in New Zealand, I guess I’ll have to get busy right away at submitting my residency application.