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1. Posted by T66anh (Budding Member 26 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Hey all,

I have just received my WHV for NZ and I'll be booking my flight in the next few weeks.

I will be flying out for 4 months need to come back for sisters wedding in September.

My question is when I return to NZ at the end of September would it need to show immigration proof of finances again when re entering?

I am only going with £3000 but I will probably stay with my uncle until I find work etc.

Any advise would be great.

Thanks guys and girls look forward to hearing from you?

T xx

2. Posted by Cyberia (Travel Guru 1839 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

The fact that you openly plan to work helps but they may ask for proof of finances for a long stay. It would help to have a letter (with address and telephone number) from your uncle about putting you up till you find work.

On your first trip, have a look around and see what work is available from September onwards so if customs asks, you have ready answers.

3. Posted by jasondewilson (Budding Member 27 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!


Just thought I would send a quick reply as I arrive into Auckland on 28th August and I will be spending a year in NZ. Where are you thinking about booking your flight? I booked mine through STA travel and I got a really good deal. Think it was £540 one way with emirates.

I doubt they would check your finances again as the WHV states that you can leave and enter NZ as many times as you like within the year. I would, just to double check, ring the NZ immigration number and quickly ask them.

I wish I had an uncle out there so I wouldn't have to pay loads in accommodation :(

Jay :)

4. Posted by T66anh (Budding Member 26 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!


28th August is when I am coming back to the UK but hopefully I'll really enjoy it over there I will be returning in September ? I'm doing all planning etc through STA they are so helpful and the cheapest by far!

I won't be staying with my uncle for long as I'll stay in auckland for a while then I would like to head to queenstown. But I have no set plans for anything I will stay in hostels hopefully meet some people then go from there ?

Thanks for the visa info I will look into this I was hoping they wouldn't but who knows!

Good luck on your adventure. It's all very exciting