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1. Posted by ballsrburn (Budding Member 10 posts) 11y

Hi GUys

I have done the oz whv thing a few years back and now I am going to apply for the WHV in NZ before I am too old, going to do the 23 month visa.

Does any one know how long you have until you have to enter the country after the visa has been issued?

I remember oz allowing you 10 months to enter the country before your visa became invalid, does anyone know how long NZ allows?

:) thanks fopr your help guys

Hope you all have a good a time as I had in AUS or wherever your travelling :)

2. Posted by rach_uk (Budding Member 7 posts) 11y

I believe you have 12 months to enter the country after you have been approved for the visa. Have a look on the NZ immigation website, that will tell you all the details you need to know.

3. Posted by benni (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y

hi balls..

I think NZ allows you 12 months to enter.

I am going for a 12 month backpacker trip starting in April.

hope i could help you.

4. Posted by ballsrburn (Budding Member 10 posts) 11y

Thanks for the reply guys means I can get the visa ahead of schedule and know for sure that I am going whatever happens. :)

I tried looking on the immigration site but I couldn't find any info on how long you had to enter the country. :)