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applying for a NZ working visa whilst in Australia?

Travel Forums Australia / New Zealand & The Pacific applying for a NZ working visa whilst in Australia?

1. Posted by craigyboy (Budding Member 3 posts) 11y

Hi,

Is it possible to apply for a New Zealand working holiday visa if you are already travelling around Oz? Has anyone ever done this and what is the procedure? All help will be appreciated :)

2. Posted by peeps (Full Member 114 posts) 11y

i think it is possible for people from the uk, because i just met a guy in NZ whos applying for an OZ visa at the moment, and he says its no bother. sorry i dont know how to go about it though.

3. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 11y

I am pretty sure that as long as you aren't already in NZ it's not a problem.... what might be a problem is the fact that the number of visas are capped so you need to get in quick to ensure you get one.

I'd recommend the NZ immigration website for the relevant details, or one of the organizations in the UK that assist in this (bunac.org for example).

HTH,

Sam

4. Posted by craigyboy (Budding Member 3 posts) 11y

For anyone interested in doing this later on in the year I have found a page which explains major changes for the better.

http://www.immigration.govt.nz/migrant/general/generalinformation/mediaresourcekit/faq/whsquestionsandanswers.htm

The cap was set at 9000 travellers a year which is now scrapped and you can apply on the net for your visa from anywhere else in the world making it easier to get one. You can also stay in NZ for 2 years as opposed to 1, all good news:)