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1. Posted by chrisgwynne (Budding Member 3 posts) 1y

Hey guys/girls

I’m currently 29, turning 30 in October. I’d like to go to NZ on a WHV.

I know 30 is the cut off age for using the visa, I think?? I don’t plan on going travelling till maybe January of next year. Is this possible? When should I apply for the visa etc.

Any help is much appreciated.
Chris

2. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2422 posts) 1y

For basic Visa questions like this why not simply go direct to the New Zealnd Working Holday website. Everything is clearly explained in black and white.

Cheers,
Terry

[ Edit: Edited on 19-May-2015, at 12:07 by CheersT ]

3. Posted by chrisgwynne (Budding Member 3 posts) 1y

Thanks Terry!

Been on the website already where it says over 18 but not more than 30. This is why I came here to ask for clarification

4. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2422 posts) 1y

Sorry, I don't see the confusion. It clearly states that to be eligible you must, "be at least 18 and not more than 30 years old."

You say you turn 30 in October, 2015 so you're eligible to apply up until you turn 31 in October, 2016. Also note that you can apply for a 23 month stay.

I'm no expert on this Visa, I'm simply reading what the website says.

Cheers,
Terry

5. Posted by stefc34 (Budding Member 60 posts) 1y

Hi I think as long as your under and including 30 when you apply for the visa it doesn't matter if your already 31 when you enter the country, and I think you can apply upto a year before you enter the country

[ Edit: Edited on 19-May-2015, at 14:00 by stefc34 ]

6. Posted by chrisgwynne (Budding Member 3 posts) 1y

Thank you very much stefc34 :)

7. Posted by stefc34 (Budding Member 60 posts) 1y

That's OK!