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NZ WHV - Any time limits after application?

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1. Posted by beeswally (Budding Member 5 posts) 10y

Hi everyone,

I'm heading out to Oz in June next year on a WHV and if I have any money left after the year I was thinking of heading over to NZ (on a WHV). As far as i understand us Brits have to apply while in the UK??? so this means i'm gonna have to apply over a year in advance.

Does anyone know how far in advance you can apply for a NZ WHV

I'm hoping that when you fill in the application you can just specify what dates(roughly)your gonna turn up, but can't find any info to confirm this.

If anyone can advise that would be much appreciated.

Thanks

BW

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4808 posts) 10y

Quoting beeswally

I'm heading out to Oz in June next year on a WHV and if I have any money left after the year I was thinking of heading over to NZ (on a WHV). As far as i understand us Brits have to apply while in the UK???

No, the UK is one of the lucky countries whose citizens can apply from anywhere in the world:

To be eligible
You must:

  • usually be permanently living in the United Kingdom – this means you can be temporarily visiting another country when you lodge your application

And that page doesn't say it as far as I can quickly see, but I think I remember it has the same "apply a maximum of one year in advance" rule that Australia has.

3. Posted by beeswally (Budding Member 5 posts) 10y

did a bit more digging around this morning and found out that you have to enter New Zealand no later then 1 year after receiving the WHV. Looks like i might have to do a bit of a last minute application before heading to Australia(unless those nice people at NZ immigration change their rules a little).

4. Posted by beeswally (Budding Member 5 posts) 10y

Thanks Sander, I must have been looking at some out of date stuff. That certainly makes life a lot easier if i can apply when im in Australia.