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1. Posted by cispheil (Budding Member 9 posts) 10y

Hi Guys,
I'm Irish and on a WHV in New Zealand at the moment since April. I've booked a ticket to Brisbane and i have my electronic visitor visa. I only have a one way ticket though as i don't know which part of Oz i'll be flying back to New Zealand from. I have my ticket for going back to Ireland which flys from Auckland to melbourne and on to Ireland but the physical copy I have is out of date but i have changed it with Qantas to March 2006 over the phone and will get some stickers with the date change when i am leaving New Zealand in March 2006. (sorry for the lonwinded explaination!)
As I wont have any proof of this when leaving for Brisbane will this cause me hassle at the airport not having proof of returning to New Zealand? Has anyone else been in this situation before?
Cheers
shell:-?

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4811 posts) 10y

Of course it's always possible that someone working at the airport has a bad day and gives you trouble, but I flew between new zealand and australia five times without ever being asked for return tickets are anything, so I'd say you should be fine.

3. Posted by cispheil (Budding Member 9 posts) 10y

Cheers for that Sander, puts my mind at ease:) I'll bring over a bank statement too to show that i have sufficient funds to purchase a ticket back!!

4. Posted by B1121 (Budding Member 12 posts) 10y

I experienced the same as Sander, flying between Europe and Oz many times.

If you can show you have sufficient funds then even someone having a bad day won't be a problem.

5. Posted by JetSet83 (Budding Member 20 posts) 10y

Hi I'm a Kiwi and I have to say that you won't have any problems whatsoever so relax and have fun!! If you have the WHV then you can fly between Oz and NZ as many times as you like. THe only thing you would get in trouble for is if you try to WORK in Australia as your visa only entitles you to work in NZ. No one can ask you how much money you have as it is none of their beeswax!!

If you are still worried check out the NZ Customs websites. Don't www.customs.govt.nz.

Hope that helped!

6. Posted by majito (Respected Member 442 posts) 10y

Customs anmd immigration in Oz can ask you whatever the hell they like. They can even detain you for four hours and question you on whatever they like. As Sander advised, be a little prepared and you will be fine, but don't assume you cannot be questioned on anything - you can.