NZ Working Holiday Visa Extension

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1. Posted by redcadence (Budding Member 28 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!


I am currently in NZ on a 12 month WHV from the UK. I want to apply for an extension to take it to 23 months. Has anyone done this and experienced any problems?

The issue for me is that I know NZ immigration are having a crack down on allowing overweight people to have work or residence visas, but does this rule also apply for an extension of a WHV? I have enough funds to support myself, I have travel and medical insurance, and I have no diseases or health problems, apart from the fact that I am fat.

Weird question I know, but needs must!

And is it possible to get a tourist/visitor visa whilst in NZ without leaving the country? If not, how long would I need to be out of the country before returning and obtaining a tourist visa?