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6 months visa on arrival from uk question

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6 months visa on arrival from uk question

Hi, I am backpacking around NZ in September and I am from the UK. I know I get a 6 month visa on arrival. My question is, if within that 6 months I visit another country does my visa:

. Pause and continue when I return

. Keep going

. Start again when I get back

Thanks in advance x

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1. Re: 6 months visa on arrival from uk question

Go to the immigration NZ website where you will find details whereby you can get immigration information. This forum is not the place to seek "Opinions" from the uninformed about matters which may or may not have significant repercussions if information given is wrong.

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

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3. Re: 6 months visa on arrival from uk question

beanb41 has given great advice. If you want the correct official answer try contactingthe immigration department directly. Or try local embassy who can advise you.

enjoy your travels.

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4. Re: 6 months visa on arrival from uk question

Thank you. I had actually contacted them prior to this post but as it was the middle of the night and I thought it might be a few days until they got back to me, I thought there might be someone who came across who could advise me in the mean time. As I said before I then would have clarified it's authenticity. Thanks :)

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7. Re: 6 months visa on arrival from uk question

In the fullness of time you may get the answers you are seeking

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8. Re: 6 months visa on arrival from uk question

The Visitor Visa (issued on arrival) does not pause. Technically it ceases the moment you leave the country.

If you intend to work while in NZ you will need to obtain a work visa prior to departure for NZ.

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9. Re: 6 months visa on arrival from uk question

Thank you :)

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10. Re: 6 months visa on arrival from uk question

I agree with the above that you should get advice from the proper sources, as you will probably get laughed out of immigration if you tell them you are relying on advice from a travel forum.

But in saying that, my understanding is a new visa on arrival will be required every time you enter. This should be readily granted on your first entry if they do not suspect you of wanting to work or stay for other purposes other than as a tourist. The more times you come back, the more scrutiny you will be under to check your reasons for travel, especially if you have left the country for a only short time.