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Its all about the money....

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1. Posted by lucys (Budding Member 6 posts) 12y

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Hey
Im heading 2 oz in a week and i have been told that u r meant to have a bank statement which shows u hav at least 3000 euro/about 5000 audollars.The thing is im not gona hav that much actually in my bank acc till after i get over there as i will be waiting for wages and stuff to go through.so i was wondering do they ask everyone to show a bk statement to show u hav sufficient funds or do they just check the odd person here and there??

Thanks
Lucy:)

2. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 12y

I don't know how much I can help you.... But my sister had to have $3,000 Canadian to enter NZ, but she was planning to stay there and work for awhile (4 years and counting, now). Not so if you're just going for a trip, though, for the amount of time they'll let you in.
Better check with the Australian embassy in your area, or on-line.

3. Posted by lucys (Budding Member 6 posts) 12y

Thanks! well im goin over on a whv for a year,i was told at the travel agents that they check about 1 in 5 ppl for a bank statement and with my luck ill probably be checkd!! does anyone kno if they can refuse u entry or has this happened to anyone!!help please!

4. Posted by SuperTeD (Budding Member 10 posts) 12y

Hey Lucy.....im not sure if i should actually tell you this, since its too late to do it, but, most people i know who have went to Oz for a year and needed that all important cash, they just applied for a credit card that had 0% intrest if u paid it back in X amount of time, they would draw out whatever they need just before they went, and after they arrive in Oz, just put it back in the account after any checks were done....... ooo well, maybe next time eh!, good luck on your trip anywayz u jammy git!, i have to wait until next year, im sure ya won't get stopped :)

Eamonn

5. Posted by lucys (Budding Member 6 posts) 12y

k thanks for all your help!i think im gona get a loan off a mate for a few days!!:) Just 5 days 2 go!!!!