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andersent87
post Feb 23 2009, 09:51 PM
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So my question is does anyone have experience arriving Auckland with a United States passport on a one-way ticket without making arrangements for leaving?

Thanks for any info.
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post Feb 24 2009, 09:04 AM
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Good question. I know for a fact that Ron or Scott, our New Zealand Local Experts will have something to say about this soon. Hang tight.

How long are you planning on staying?

In the meantime, check the NZ immigration site:

http://www.immigration.govt.nz/

http://www.immigration.govt.nz/migrant/str...ies.htm?level=1





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post Feb 24 2009, 06:18 PM
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QUOTE(andersent87 @ Feb 23 2009, 09:51 PM) *

So my question is does anyone have experience arriving Auckland with a United States passport on a one-way ticket without making arrangements for leaving?

Thanks for any info.


Best check with the immigration websites offered by starlagurl................

It is my understanding a one way ticket not backed up by accommodation/work contacts and without a fist full of money is not the way to go..............
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post Mar 1 2009, 10:30 PM
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Thanks nztravelguide and starlagurl for the info. I was asking for my son and passed on the info. One can only do so much so we will see. He plans to leave LAX March 8. I'll post an update after that. He's planning on staying 3 months and has some WOOFER contacts. This seems like a good site - hope he gets connected to it.

I don't travel much right now. Planning a Swiss-French-England trip this summer so will check out that part of the site.

Thanks again.
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post Mar 2 2009, 07:55 AM
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Good question. What visa is he arriving on?


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post Mar 2 2009, 08:59 AM
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QUOTE(ScottWoz @ Mar 2 2009, 08:55 AM) *

Good question. What visa is he arriving on?


No visa. Just a US passport and a commitment to work on an organic farm.
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post Mar 2 2009, 02:58 PM
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QUOTE(andersent87 @ Mar 1 2009, 10:30 PM) *

Thanks nztravelguide and starlagurl for the info. I was asking for my son and passed on the info. One can only do so much so we will see. He plans to leave LAX March 8. I'll post an update after that. He's planning on staying 3 months and has some WOOFER contacts. This seems like a good site - hope he gets connected to it.

I don't travel much right now. Planning a Swiss-French-England trip this summer so will check out that part of the site.

Thanks again.



If he is working with the Woofer program that will provide him the information to stay for the period of time of his working visa he will need.
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post Mar 3 2009, 02:14 AM
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Agree, the WWOOFER program should see him right with everything he needs. Just a further thought: I'm sure that American passport holders can get their hands on a special kind of working holiday visa that allows work and travel for up to six months. Depending on what his plans are of course..


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post Mar 16 2009, 07:53 AM
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QUOTE(ScottWoz @ Mar 3 2009, 03:14 AM) *

Agree, the WWOOFER program should see him right with everything he needs. Just a further thought: I'm sure that American passport holders can get their hands on a special kind of working holiday visa that allows work and travel for up to six months. Depending on what his plans are of course..

Thanks for the thoughts and replys. A one-way ticket was bought to Melbourne as proof of non-intension to be a drain on the Kiwi nation. Seems to have gotten in and having just a great time. Should be starting his own blog soon.
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post Mar 16 2009, 08:44 AM
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Cool! Send us the link when you know what his username is.


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Good to hear..


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