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1. Posted by fitzyr1 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 5y

Hi I am 34 at the moment and unfortunately I am to old for the normal WHV for New Zealand. I have heard that I can get a BUNAC visa up until the age of 35.
I am from the UK but currently in Australia at the moment. I don't turn 35 until 7th March and my flight back to the UK is 7th January, will this give me sufficient time for the visa to be approved before I turn 35 on the 7th March. Any help would be much appreciated, if any one has ever applied for this visa, how long did it take for it to be approved and is there any other way I can apply or does it have to be through Bunac, which I think is pretty expensive.
Thanking you in advance.:)
Fitzy

2. Posted by mojorob (Moderator 1047 posts) 5y

According to their website, the age requirement of 18-35 is inclusive, so no problems there by the looks of it.

Quoting fitzyr1

and is there any other way I can apply or does it have to be through Bunac, which I think is pretty expensive.

The visa you require is exclusive to Bunac, so there is no other way.

[ Edit: Edited on 08-Jun-2011, at 04:56 by mojorob ]

3. Posted by diny (Budding Member 5 posts) 5y

Someone tell me what is Bunac visa?

4. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4811 posts) 5y

Quoting diny

Someone tell me what is Bunac visa?

An alternative to the regular Working Holiday Visa, which allows (citizens of the UK) to go there under similar terms up to (and including) age 35.

5. Posted by Frey201 (Budding Member 69 posts) 5y

Hi , I am looking into this aswell for when I go on my travels later on in the year as I am 31, seems New Zealand is the only place you can work if you are over 30?