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Canadian Working Holiday Visas.. problem when travelling?

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1. Posted by BeejButton (Budding Member 11 posts) 9y

Hi there,

My girlfriend and i are planning to apply for a working holiday visa for Canada when they are released in December.. This seems to be no problem, however we will be travelling from July and will most likely be in South Africa when we apply.. this again seems no problem but it seems that we have to be in the UK (where we are citizens) in order to recieve the visa.. does anyone know if this this true? It seems daft as by the time they will be released we will most probably be in South America and obviously it seems pointless having to go back to the UK before going to Canada.

If anyone knows if this is true or if there are exceptions or any way round it, any advice would be great. Thanks very much in advance

BB

[ Edit: Edited on Mar 12, 2007, at 9:32 AM by BeejButton ]

2. Posted by Del007 (Budding Member 38 posts) 9y

Hey there

I'm afraid I know very little about the Working Holiday programme for Canada, but I would get in contact with the Canadian Embassy. They are a little um ... tight lipped on giving out phone numbers, but here is the toll free # for with in the UK, as well as the local officies in your area. They will be the best option for accurate information for you, I think

London:
Toll free : 00-800-2326-6831
Local: 44 (20) 7258-660

Edinburgh
44 (131) 473 6320

Cardiff:
44 (0) 2920-449635

Burmingham:
44 (121) 236-6474

Belfast:
44 (2891) 272060

You can also check out the website, if you dont have it ... But from the quick glance I took I couldnt find anything usefull. Such is our Government
http://www.canada.org.uk/

or

http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/common/contact_us-en.asp

Cheers!
Del

[ Edit: Edited on Mar 13, 2007, at 1:13 PM by Del007 ]

3. Posted by BeejButton (Budding Member 11 posts) 9y

Thanks Dell,

I have found the odd number for the Embassy over here but always get an automated response so these will be very helpful!

Cheers for your time, hopefully i can find out one way or the other as it does seem a little daft to have to fly home just to fly back out..

Oh well, we'll see..!

Thanks again,

BB

4. Posted by BeejButton (Budding Member 11 posts) 9y
  • EDIT:Sorry..irrelevant*

[ Edit: Edited on Mar 20, 2007, at 2:30 AM by BeejButton ]