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Travel Forums Australia / New Zealand & The Pacific IM SO SO SO SO STUPID??? HELP....

1. Posted by DONNA OZ (Budding Member 26 posts) 11y

:guys im screwed i think, i have already booked my ticket for oz leving 30th november,but i havent applied for my whv yet.I thought that you had to have ur ticket booked before your looked about your visa, but have now realised its the other way about...has anyone else ever done this? any advice would be appreciated.. thanks x

2. Posted by clare1981 (Budding Member 11 posts) 11y

Hi Donna

It shouldn't be a problem. Just go to and follow the steps from there to apply for the WHV electronically.

Mine came through within a day on email, as you don't actually get a stamp in your passport until you arrive.

Where are you flying into in November? If Sydney, and you fancy meeting up, send me a message.

Bye for now

3. Posted by buttmunch (Inactive 77 posts) 11y

I don't think it is problem!? I got my whv after I got my flight via I recieved an e-mail confirming it about ten min after applying. It is also cheaper than getting it from the likes of STA, etc. Good Luck!

4. Posted by buttmunch (Inactive 77 posts) 11y

Clare - you just beat me to it!

5. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 11y

Just wanted to second the above two... no worries at all, as long as you don't have a long criminal record you should be fine (easily) getting that visa on time!


6. Posted by kerry21 (Budding Member 16 posts) 11y

Does this mean that I could be already travelling away from my home country but able to get a WHV online?

7. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 11y

Officially that's not allowed, but seeing as the application is online, I wouldn't know how they check on that.... it's one of these things where they wrote the rules for the 'pre internet' days and never thought to change them ;)