I have a flight to New Zealand towards the end of April. I am eligible for the Working Holiday visa as an EU citizen, and would like to apply. No official average processing time is given for the Working Holiday visa by the NZ government as far as I can see, but it appears that it normally takes around two weeks. Anecdotally I know of people receiving the visa approval within a working week.
Would it be acceptable to NZ authorities for me to state that I intend to travel towards the end of April, or should I book a different flight? I understand that if they do not approve my application by my date of travel I should change my travel plans.
I am in French Polynesia and do not currently have a mobile phone number. Would it be worth getting a mobile phone number solely for the purpose of the application?
I have also visited NZ recently as a tourist if this is pertinent.