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1. Posted by juninho (Budding Member 9 posts) 9y

hi guys,

travelling 2 oz next week, then new zealand about 2/3 months after that. i only booked up last minute and i've just checked the immigration website for new zealand and couldnt find anywhere to do an online application - is there anywhere i can do this or do i have to post it off? if i have to post it off any suggestions to these questions would be much apreciated!

1) do i have to have a paper copy of the accepted visa application or will it be logged on my passport because i wont be in the uk to receive it

2) could i apply for a visa at the nz embassy when i get 2 australia and pick it up there if accepted?

3) does anyone know how long it takes for an application to be accepted?

thanks!

2. Posted by juninho (Budding Member 9 posts) 9y

I have just noticed if I'm from the UK I don't need a visa I swear that wasn't there the first time I checked!

3. Posted by Kathi20 (Respected Member 270 posts) 9y

u probably just didn't see it... sh... happens ;)

obviously u wanna go there for a short time only, anyway, have fun!

(I miss NZ so much!!! think of me, when u get there ;) )

4. Posted by TimOrum (Budding Member 26 posts) 9y

Fairly sure you can get 60 or 90 day holiday Visa, we like the british!! cause they like us and do the same!! good to have some friends in the world aye bro!!

5. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 9y

Just back from NZ - you dont need a visa on a UK passport - you can stay in the country for 6 months as long as you are not going to work during your time there!

Oh also there is a leaving fee of NZ$25 when you are on an international departure flight!

Heather

6. Posted by juninho (Budding Member 9 posts) 9y

cool, thanks guys. planning to stay there for a month which should be long enough i guess, a couple of people i've spoke to have said it's a beautiful place but there isn't nowhere near as much to see or do as oz?

7. Posted by Kathi20 (Respected Member 270 posts) 9y

haven't spent much time in Aus, but have lived in NZ for 2,5yrs in total and I never got bored!

There's definitely plenty to do, unless you hate the outdorrs...

8. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 9y

Your right in the fact that theres nowhere as much to do and see as OZ - but then Australia is huge in comparison. We were in NZ for 3 weeks and there was something to fill EVERY day - and we still missed huge chunks of both North & South Island.

NZ is quiter than Australia, and totally different. I was asked which l prefered when l came back home -its not a question you can really answer - both countries are entirely different and you cant compare the 2.

The scenery in NZ is simply astounding, breath taking and spectacular. Honestly you will be lost for words when trying to discribe the country!

Have fun!

Heather

9. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4810 posts) 9y

Quoting juninho

planning to stay there for a month which should be long enough i guess, a couple of people i've spoke to have said it's a beautiful place but there isn't nowhere near as much to see or do as oz?

I spent ten months there, travelling all over, and still have a list as long as my arm on things I still want to see and do.

Oz is much, much larger, but I think the amount of truly interesting destinations is about the same, with much larger distances in between.

A month is enough to get a decent overview of New Zealand - to have been to all types of places (some mountains, some rainforest, some rolling hills, some volcanic landscapes, some cities) - but definitely not to exhaust the smallest part of what the country has to offer.
(There's not as many organized activities to do; for people who prefer to fall out of the kiwi experience bus, throws some money at a thrill, and move back on, yes, a month would be about all it'd take to "do" the country. But for those who can entertain themselves and go on some hikes and wander and see and breathe and taste the country, the time they could spend there is really endless.)