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WHV - Return flight needed?

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1. Posted by beckyxe (Budding Member 19 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

I'm starting to get worried!

Am i going to need a return flight booked to show immigration when i arrive in oz?
We have a one way ticket and was planning on buying my homeward bound ticket about 6 months into our trip!

I'm really hoping this isnt required as my funds are going to take a huge dent if i need to buy one!

Becky

2. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3794 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

the requirement for proof of onward travel is generally waived for WHVs - you are just supposed to be able to prove you have sufficient funds to purchase a return flight. its only on a tourist visa that you must have a ticket out of the country. i know this was the case for NZ and I'm 99% sure its the same for Oz.

3. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Just backing up what Bex said.

You definitely dont need proof of an onward flight. I just returned from NZ where I spent most of the last year working. When I arrived at immigration, I didnt even have proof of funds and it was cool :) That said, I'd have a print off of your WHV (if its electronic and not in your passport) along with a recent bank statement - just to put your mind at rest or in case you get a fastidious immigration official. :)