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how long does it take for newzealand visa with criminal rec

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1. Posted by shack89 (Budding Member 2 posts) 6y

been waiting to hear from the visa peeps for awhile now and was just wondering if anyone could shed light on my situation. i have a minor criminal record and i know it makes the process take longer but don't know how long it takes at all. help!!:(

2. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 6y

A working holiday visa? Typically it's a few days for that for NZ. Although I have no experience with what delay you'd be looking at if you've ticked one of the 'wrong' boxes in NZ, in Australia it can add about a month to the process according to the girls in my office who deal with a few hundred of them a year :)

3. Posted by shack89 (Budding Member 2 posts) 6y

yeah dude a working holiday visa. ticked all the correct boxes. sent my police certificate to aukland a couple of weeks ago to get processed. but still waiting to here from them. you wouldn't know how long it might take to peocess once they got my police certificate do you?

4. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 6y

My guess is around 4 weeks from when they receive it. They tend to be quite helpful though if you call them and it's been a while since you've sent it in. Especially if time is starting to run out, I wouldn't hesitate to use that option!