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Advise re visas for NZ and Oz

Travel Forums Australia / New Zealand & The Pacific Advise re visas for NZ and Oz

1. Posted by gazelle01 (Budding Member 23 posts) 6y

can anyone advise me if i apply for a working holiday visa for Oz does it normally cost about $500 Ozzie bucks? and does that mean i can work in NZ too?? im a little shocked at how much it is.. and am wor=ndering will i have to pay this for both countries??

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4808 posts) 6y

Quoting gazelle01

can anyone advise me if i apply for a working holiday visa for Oz does it normally cost about $500 Ozzie bucks? and does that mean i can work in NZ too?? im a little shocked at how much it is.. and am wor=ndering will i have to pay this for both countries??

A working holiday visa for Australia costs AUD $235 when applying at the official site of the Australian Department of Immigration. Don't bother going through anywhere else, as they'll have to go through the same process, and charge rather hefty amounts of money for it.
The Australian WHV does not allow you to work in New Zealand; you'd need to get a separate New Zealand WHV, which costs NZD $120 at the official New Zealand Immigration website.

3. Posted by gazelle01 (Budding Member 23 posts) 6y

thats really good news!!! thank you so much! although i still cant see on the NZ website where it says $120!! i must have been looking at a completely different site for Oz as it was nearly double! cheers for your help! do you know if there is a time limit prior to entry?? im heading from Santiago (Chili) to NZ but am thinking i may bring the dates forward as i really need to start making some $$$!!!!

whats the work situation like in NZ??? I just need to tread water really.. i have been travelling for 3 months and have managed to keep the spending down as have been couch surfing but think i need a break from that now and will hostel it for a while in NZ!

Anyway any and all advise is greatly appreciated!!

cheers again

amy

4. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4808 posts) 6y

Quoting gazelle01

thats really good news!!! thank you so much! although i still cant see on the NZ website where it says $120!!

Yeah, I couldn't easily find that either - I eventually pulled that figure out of a PDF listing the fees for all possible visas and permits.

do you know if there is a time limit prior to entry??

As far as I'm aware, New Zealand has the same policy as Australia: you can enter anytime within a year from the date that the WHV has been granted.

5. Posted by gazelle01 (Budding Member 23 posts) 6y

nice one again!! feel a little more relaxed about it now! cheers!