New Zealand in September

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1. Posted by Juliet06 (Inactive 33 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I have a Working Holiday Visa for NZ and will have more than the required figure for proof of funds, including the money for an onward ticket. My problem is that I am travelling in Asia for 4 months prior to arriving in Auckland, so a bank statement from before I leave will be 4 / 5 months old by the time I arrive. Does immigration accept older statements or print-outs of newer bank statements as proof of funds? I don't want to have to carry lots of cash or travellers cheques if possible.

Thanks in advance for any advice anyone can offer.


2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 5297 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Immigration never (based on the experiences of hundreds of people speaking up about it here on travellerspoint, including myself) asks for proof of funds. As long as you don't look like a total bum, they just wave you through.
Take a print-out to be certain, just in case you hit some immigration official who's having a bad day, but don't worry about it.

3. Posted by Windmill (Full Member 125 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

From what I've been told, when entering countries and crossing borders, it helps to appear smart and not like the average "traveller". I think this is something to bear in mind.