The very idea of embarking on an adventure that has to do with immigration to New Zealand can raise many doubts in you. The good news is several; You are not the first one that has happened, nor is it anything you cannot solve with a little more orderly and clear information. That is why we are here, to give you a cable in everything we can and guide you in your first steps towards one of the most fascinating countries in the world.
You must know that visiting as a tourist, or studying and working in New Zealand, will be an unforgettable life experience for you, and we are so sure of it because we do not tire of hearing it from all who have passed through it. Here are five common questions to answer. So you do not stay with the doubts.
If I am in New Zealand on a tourist visa, can I later extend my stay longer?
The answer is yes. With the tourist visa or ‘visitor visa’ you can stay in principle 3 months, although it can extend to 6. If, even so, you want to extend the stay, you must apply again, before the first visa expires and in the same way that you did it the first time . The requirements are that no more than 3 additional months of stay are needed (remember that this visa is intended only for tourism). As an extraordinary case, the permit can be extended if the country cannot be left for extraordinary reasons and beyond the control of the person. If you want to return to New Zealand after 9 months in total, you must apply for a new tourist visa.
In addition to all this, you can reach 12 months of stay as a tourist if you prove that, on the one hand, you have maintained your stay by yourself from the economic point of view and you will continue to do so and, on the other, you have not worked, had a student visa or been ‘sponsored’.
How many types of visa are there to travel to New Zealand?
The New Zealand Government has five types of visas, each with its own characteristics and requirements. There are five major types of visas ; visitor visa (‘visitor visa’), work visa, work and holiday visa (‘Working Holiday visa’), student visa (‘student visa’), business visa and family and humanitarian visas.
Is it worth applying for the Working Holiday when visas are no longer available?
This is one of the ‘urban legends’ that circulate around the Working Holiday. But the truth is that, for once, it is true. You can apply for this visa even though the quota is already full and get it if you are fortunate that someone who already has it will be discharged for different reasons, such as not sending the chest x-ray, for example. Of course, keep in mind that the immigration website does not indicate if the quotas have been completed or not .
How do I show that I have the NZD 4200 required to obtain the Working Holiday visa?
You can choose various ways to show that you have this amount of money for sightseeing or studying and working in New Zealand. And even combine several with each other. The most basic, but also cumbersome, is to bring the cash and show it to the immigration officer. Another way of doing it is by means of one (or several) credit cards in which it can be proven that purchases with a value of NZD 4200 can be made with it. Another common way is to show a copy of an account that is owned or co-owned. , showing that this money is available.
How long do I have to travel to New Zealand since my Working Holiday visa is granted?
You have 12 months to travel to the kiwi country and in principle another 12 months to spend studying, working and traveling. And remember that if you travel to another country during that year, for example to visit Australia for a couple of weeks, that period of time does not add to your 12 months of allowed stay.
Can I study in New Zealand?
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