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One-way v.s. Round-trip

Travel Forums Australia / New Zealand & The Pacific One-way v.s. Round-trip

1. Posted by LUV4DMB (Budding Member 16 posts) 10y

Alright, so I'm a little confused as to what the requirements are for having a return ticket when travelling to New Zealand. The immigration page says you can have a one-way if you have sufficient funds to purchase a return ticket. Other websites say you must have a round trip ticket bottom line. So what is it? Anyone gone to NZ one a one-way? I'd get a RT but I don't know when I want to return! Thanks for any info

2. Posted by roteague (Budding Member 46 posts) 10y

Buy a round trip ticket; you can always change the return date. Also, as a tourist from the US, you can only stay 90 days at the most.

3. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 10y

I think basically the way it works is that they ask you for proof of an onward ticket if you are just holidaying in the country. If you have a WHV they dont seem to.

I was worried about that stuff myself just a couple of weeks ago and didnt have any problems at immigration.

Good luck. ;)

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

Assuming you indeed have the American version of a Working Holiday Visa, go with the immigration page. I arrived on a one-way ticket as well, and they never even asked.

5. Posted by LUV4DMB (Budding Member 16 posts) 10y

See, my dilemma is that I don't know if my WHV will be approved by the time I want to leave. I want to be in NZ in October, but I still have to get an xray for TB next week and send that in before they can process my visa request. Anyone for the US know approximately how long it takes to get approval after all your info is in?