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paul2 Jan 3rd 2009 5:37 pm

can you go to newzealand on oneway ticket
 
can you go to newzealand on a oneway ticket and stay as on a 6 months visitors visa while you finish your residence? i have got a work permit and a job and a house waiting?

Joshlin Jan 3rd 2009 5:55 pm

Re: can you go to newzealand on oneway ticket
 
Hey there,

I'm 99% sure the answer here is NO. My neice just visited from Oz for xmas. She had bought a one way ticket with the intention of buying the return one over here once she had been paid again. When she went to check in at Sydney, she was told there was no way NZ immigration would allow her in without a return ticket.
Hope that helps and I'm ready to stand corrected. You need PR to come in on a one way ticket-thats how we arrived.

Lee

paul2 Jan 3rd 2009 6:25 pm

Re: can you go to newzealand on oneway ticket
 
i was told that brits can enter newzealand on 6 months visitors visa my me emigration company? i was going to do my residence here but they said easier to do it there?

j19fmm Jan 3rd 2009 6:41 pm

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Originally Posted by paul2 (Post 7122981)
i was told that brits can enter newzealand on 6 months visitors visa my me emigration company? i was going to do my residence here but they said easier to do it there?

True, Brits get an automatic 6 month visa but you have to have an onward ticket if you do not have PR. Think lots of people buy an onward to Oz as it's cheaper :confused:

paul2 Jan 3rd 2009 6:44 pm

Re: can you go to newzealand on oneway ticket
 
so i could land there then buy an onward ticket to oz? i said to my imigration company do i need any special visa or owt and they said you can just get on a plane and fly here and you will get a 6 month visitors visa? im flying out on the 28th and this is first ive heard about oneway ticket?

sarahw Jan 3rd 2009 6:47 pm

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Hi

Yes they're right to say being British you can stay for 6 months on a visitor visa but there is a requirement to have return flight arrangements in most cases for both visitor and work visas. There's the odd exclusion shown in the links below but generally they stick to the requirement unless you have PR.

Have a look at http://www.immigration.govt.nz/opsmanual/i7921.htm (re visitor visa) and http://www.immigration.govt.nz/opsmanual/i7921.htm (re work visa)

Good luck.

j19fmm Jan 3rd 2009 7:04 pm

Re: can you go to newzealand on oneway ticket
 

Originally Posted by paul2 (Post 7123034)
so i could land there then buy an onward ticket to oz? i said to my imigration company do i need any special visa or owt and they said you can just get on a plane and fly here and you will get a 6 month visitors visa? im flying out on the 28th and this is first ive heard about oneway ticket?

Nope, think you actually need the onward ticket in your possession before you leave UK to fly in to NZ. Carriers won't risk getting any flack about it either.The 6 month visa bit is true though!

paul2 Jan 3rd 2009 8:33 pm

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just changed my flights to return, for me the wife and 2 kids it was £2150 oneway, ive just rang them up and they said its a extra £700 to change them to return? might aswell got return anyway!!!

BEVS Jan 3rd 2009 11:03 pm

Re: can you go to newzealand on oneway ticket
 
Are you paying someone / agent for this? If so you are being ripped off.

Anyone , but anyone at all from the UK can enter on a 6 month visitors visa provided they have no police records etc. You need a return ticket or at least to show onward passage to somewhere else.

If you have a work visa in the pipeline , then wait for that and then you can buy a one way ticket. Once here , it converts to a permit.

If you have a work visa in your passport then you can buy a one way ticket.


I can't see why you would travel before the work visa is issued. You cannot work until you have the work visa anyway.


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