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1. Posted by PinkCherry (Budding Member 15 posts) 11y

hey me and my gf are going back to oz for the second time on our whm's visa that is still valid. thing is were going back on a one way ticket then intending on buying a flight to nz while where there.
does any one know if we will be ok getting in the country with out a return ticket and not that much funds?
spoke to people over in oz who did it no probs but a bit worried as i dont want to be deported!!!
cant i just tell then my family is going to fund me and buy me a ticket if and when i need it?
cherry xxx

2. Posted by TomK (Full Member 66 posts) 11y

I have no problems getting in twice on my WHV with no outbound ticket. Although both times I have had proof of plenty of funds. Although I have never been asked to show them anything! Just handed over my passport and had it stamped!

Again I am sure there are cases of both!

3. Posted by sacmike03 (Budding Member 60 posts) 11y


what do you need for proof of funds?


4. Posted by PinkCherry (Budding Member 15 posts) 11y

i think you need a bank balance or savings book.
i emailed the people i bought my visa off and they said i need to show proof of £2000 if they ask?
bit worried as only going to have about £1000 in my account or in travellers cheques etc...
does any one knowif there lickely to ask to see proff? and if i dont have proof what happens?
cherry x

5. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4938 posts) 11y

I've entered New Zealand once and Australia three times on working holiday visas, and have never been asked to show proof of funds or anything money-related at all, really.
That's not guarantee of course, but I think as long as you don't look completely destitute, you should be fine. (Plus, you'll already have the working holiday visa - the one time I'd expect them to ask is when you first enter the country and get that in your passport.)

6. Posted by PinkCherry (Budding Member 15 posts) 11y

thanks for that sander i feel less worried now!
and im glad you had the same in NZ cause im planning on going there afterwards and going to be in a similar situation!!
i also rang up a company today who do the visas and they said i should have proof of £2000 but if i dont it just means more questions on how im fuding myself im just going to take proof of what ever i have just in case!
ill have to fly in my poshest travelling clothes!!!:)
cherry xx

roll on october!

7. Posted by PinkCherry (Budding Member 15 posts) 11y

did you enter on a one way ticket? i had no problem on my return ticket its just the one way tickets so they can see how your going to leave!

8. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4938 posts) 11y

One way tickets every time (not that they ever checked) - I'm making up my itinerary as I go.

9. Posted by moonschein (Budding Member 41 posts) 11y

granted, I didn't have a WHV, just the regular ETA, but they needed my return tix twice while I was there. once when I first entered, then when I went for a trip to Indonesia w/ a return ticket, they wouldn't actually let me leave w/o showing my exit tik from OZ!

if I do say so myself, I was a very innocent looking 22 year old at the time, with lots of stamps in my passport showing that I'm a backpacker.

maybe get your tik to NZ at the same time as your 1way to OZ, just so long as it's a changeable tik it won't really matter the date.