I'm not sure, but I think that you have to tell DIMIA that you are in Australia, and before you apply for the eta, otherwise you may inadvertently cancel your proper visa when applying!
I vaguely remember reading about this somewhere.
Just make sure you do everything in the right order.
Thanks for info but our agent seems to know what he's doing and who needs notifying and what we need proof of to do it this way!
He has sent his last 3 clients out this way for similar reasons!
Apparently everything is computer linked so we will be well checked out for sure!
Thanks for advise though.............and i really am hoping and praying that we won't have to go to this stage and that the visa will be kind enough to arrive soon!
I have my fingers and toes crossed for you!
Good luck with it all, hope it comes through in time to save you all the bother. We're sure all will be fine.
Have a good trip. :)
Martin and Val
I'm sure things will work out fine in the end, will keep everything crossed for you anyway. Good luck.
Cunnah, don't panic, I actually think your agent is right as you have 3 months in the country before your 2 day excursion to NZ, then you get another 3 months, so you will EASILY get it within 6 months if not 3, I overstayed my Visa while I was there and handed ,myself into immigration, they said that I was the first person EVER they had known to do so and laughing at me gave me another 1 week stamp (the olympics were on but they knew I was lying when I said all the flights were full they just enjoyed the situation even more!).
Originally Posted by cunnah10
I would certainly NOT recommend some people who will for a small fee take your passports and get them stamped so you don't even have to leave the country, these people are plentyful and not one person I knew doing such a thing had a problem with their passports being stolen etc they were all returned stamped and paid for but if you intend to live there don't risk it (not that I would ever insinuate you would take such a path of course!) but overall don't worry about it!!
it sounds really easy , good excuse to see abit of new zealand for 7 days,
good luck to you and your family on your journey (hopefully visa's will be through before you go, fingers crossed)
all the love and luck in the world to you babe, hope you get the visa ASAP
Hi Gill, I hope the visa comes through in time, I think you are mad for booking the flights as I know I couldn't do it but I really admire you for doing so. Hope all goes well