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

Hi

My friend and I are traveling to New Zealand in November and we will be staying and working there for 6-7 months. We know we need to apply for a working holiday visa but are not sure how to go about this or when we need to apply. I know there are a limited number of visas given out each year but are they issued from the date that you apply? id be really greatful if you could let me know any information about it. We will also be spending around a month in Australia before hand but dont plan on working there so which visa do we need to apply for then? and any idea of the costs? sorry im a bit clueless over all this stuff at the moment!

Thanks!

2. Posted by JamieSmith (Budding Member 21 posts) 9y

Have a look at this website, it tells you all about what you need to have and do -

http://www.travellers.com.au/default.asp?action=article&ID=78

3. Posted by kyebrown (Budding Member 62 posts) 9y

you need to go to the national government websites and navigate on there and that will tell you everything you need to know from a very reliable source. I have just got my Australia working holiday visa, it cost me £65 and is valid for 12 months from the date you enter the country (there was a 6 month option also). It was all done electronically with your passport umber so when you enter the country it begins automatically, no paper to lose! You can also go in and out of Australia as many times as you like in that 12 month period and the visa is still valid. I'm not sure if its the same in NZ but I'd guess it would be similar so hope that gives some idea, but like I said just go on the government website.

Have fun!

Kye

4. Posted by JamieSmith (Budding Member 21 posts) 9y

you need to go to the national government websites and navigate on there and that will tell you everything you need to know from a very reliable source. I have just got my Australia working holiday visa, it cost me £65 and is valid for 12 months from the date you enter the country

Hey Kye, can you let me know the website as the one I've looked at charges you £80 for the Aus one. Didn't realise it started from when you entered the country, thought it was from when you recieved it. Thanks for that

J :)