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How to apply for a visa extension for NZ?

Travel Forums Australia / New Zealand & The Pacific How to apply for a visa extension for NZ?

1. Posted by christina.dance (First Time Poster 1 posts) 1y

Hi guys,

I have just returned from NZ back to the uk due to family circumstances. I was there for 7 months on a first year WHV. I have a boyfriend out there who is being sponsorsed and may well want to stay for residency. If that is what he decides to do then I want to go back out to join him and stay there too. However having left NZ am I allowed to return before my visa expires at the end of June- is a general WHV applicable for multiple entry?
If so then great as I will just apply for an extension when I get back out there (as I'm aware you can only do it manually while in NZ) however if I cannot return on that visa, then can I get a 3 month tourist visa and then apply for my WHV visa extension whilst on that??

Please help?!

2. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5579 posts) 1y

Yep, the WHV is multiple entry. Tons of backpackers add in stops in Oz/Fiji etc as part of their trip.