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Travelling and working usually under one of several special arrangements between various countries for people younger than a certain age and lasting not longer than a year or two.

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Which countries, if any, offer on-arrival work visas?

After seeing this question I began wondering - are there countries that say, Aussies or Kiwis (or anyone else) can get a work visa on arrival, or while in the country? The best I've found is this: ...
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Does the 90 days VWP rule expire if you travel from the US to Canada?

I'm on a New Zealand passport. From most US Embassy webpages: The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) enables nationals of certain countries, including Australia, New Zealand, and the U.K., to travel to ...
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Whilst on ESTA I was stamped a 6 month B2 visa, would this be considered overstaying?

I flew to Houston early last year on an ESTA waiver, and upon arrival the officer stamped me in writing B2 on my stamp with 6 months'of validity. I stayed for one month and then travelled overland ...
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New Zealand Primark Equivalent?

Soon I'll be going to New Zealand for a year and rather than taking lots of clothes I would like to buy cheap ones while there. I've done a little research and I can't see that they have anything ...
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Where can a middle-aged couple move for a couple of years working holiday and travel base? [closed]

I'll try to be specific so that this question is not too open ended and can be answered. We are vaguely dreaming about moving to a different country to work for several years. Most destinations are ...
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Does an American volunteer through 'HelpX' or 'WorkAway' need a UK visa?

Does a retired American who wants to volunteer through HelpX or WorkAway in the UK need a volunteer visa? All I can find are student visas.
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Comprehensive health and travel insurance that meets NZ Immigration requirements

I'm going with a Working Holiday visa to NZ for a year. I'm starting to look for health (or travel) insurance in my country (Chile) to leave with a little more peace of mind. When I was looking for ...
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Suitable shoes for long-term, light-packing travel [closed]

In a few months, I'm heading to Australia with a working holiday visa. I am planning to stay for around 12-15 months where I'll be visiting different parts of Australia, New Zealand and backpacking ...
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Does my case count as overstaying on a Schengen visa?

I may have a "technical" overstay in the Schengen Zone due to lack of documentation. My history is as follows: 3/6/2013 I entered the Schengen Zone. I have 90 Days Visa-Free exemption in the ...
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Volunteering opportunities when travelling overseas

I know this is a fairly broad question, but I am looking for a resource that lists volunteering opportunities with local charities when travelling overseas or an organisation that does something ...
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Can I obtain more than one working holiday visa?

I'm sure this has been discussed before but: I'm in the midst of planning a trip to Europe. I'm an Australian citizen, born and bred, and I'm only 22. I'm organising a working holiday scheme (WHS) ...
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Is China going to be added to the list of countries eligible for working holidays in Australia as part of the upcoming visa changes?

This year USA and China changed their reciprocal visa rules making it easier for their people to visit the other country with visas lasting much longer. I've heard that something similar is in the ...
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Can a student visa to Australia be changed to a working holiday visa after the course without having to leave the country?

A friend here in Korea just told me he wants to get a student visa to study in Australia for six months then switch to a working holiday visa. I know Koreans are eligible for working holiday visas, I ...
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Is it possible to renew a British passport early?

I am planning on going to Canada on a working holiday visa. I know you can renew UK passports with 9 months still valid on your passport and they add this to the new one, but can I apply for a new one ...
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To Apply for a visa: need “one-year health insurance” - but can only book insurance for 365 days

I wish to apply for a working holiday visa for France. One of the requirements in order to get the visa is: "Compulsory one-year health insurance (covering all risks of sickness, maternity, ...
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Will a short holiday to Canada affect my Canadian Working Holiday Visa?

I am from Ireland. My application for a Canadian working holiday visa has been accepted (through the IEC programme, I have my Port of Entry letter). I plan to go to Canada later this year to start ...
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Virtual offices or business centers in Ensenada Mexico?

I am visiting a friend in Ensenada Mexico but I still need to work remotely. The conditions at their place, and most other places like Starbucks, are not ideal for quiet, focused work. Are there any ...
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What is a good country for a working vacation? [closed]

My job allows me to work from my laptop. I was thinking of traveling this winter to a warm location and working from the beach for a few months. What country has: Warm weather during North Americas ...
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How can I get involved socially whilst travelling without necessarily having a job? [closed]

I want to take 6 months off, anywhere in the world at the moment. I'm a social person, I love nature/away from big cities. But I also want to work on my own IT project, whilst not necessarily working (...
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Japanese tourism visa before starting Working Holiday?

I am French and I just got a working holiday visa for Japan. When I filled in the form, I said that I want it to start in October but, on the visa, it says that it can start from March 2017 to March ...
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What limitations are there on my 4 month old UK driving licence for use travelling across Australia?

I’m looking into buying a cheap car to use for travelling around Australia but have been spending quite a bit of time trying to ascertain the legalities/pitfalls of doing so with a UK issued licence. ...
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How long does it take to process a French working holiday visa? [closed]

I am an Australian, and I need a French Working Holiday visa starting October 16. I will be traveling from August 1 until then. Since I can only apply for the visa a maximum of 3 months before, I have ...
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Can I apply for a working holiday visa at age 30 and get the full 12 months?

I am British and approaching 30 years old and would like to apply for a Working Holiday (subclass 417) visa in Australia. If I successfully apply and enter the country already age 30 and a bit am I ...
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How long can I work in New Zealand on a working holiday visa?

I am from the UK and have heard rumors that if you go to NZ on a twelve month working holiday visa, then you are only allowed to work for six months of your stay. Is this true? I can't seem to find ...
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Is UK residency required for a Canadian Working Holiday Visa?

I am an UK citizen by way of my parent. I do not live in the UK but I do have a UK passport and have had one since I was a child (renewed in between). In order to qualify for the "Working Holiday ...
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Remaining Employed in Hong Kong While in Australia on a 417 Working Holiday Visa

I have applied for and obtained a type 417 Australia Working Holiday visa. However, should my company in Hong Kong be willing, could I continue working for them while in Australia? I can't find any ...
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What is Working Holiday Visa?

Recently I noticed the term Working Holiday Visa on several questions here. What is exactly a Working Holiday Visa? How does it differ from a Work Visa or Temporary Worker Visa? Now I am sure these ...
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What is the last days banks working in Chile in December?

What is the last day in December, when banks are open before holidays?
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Are there people who travel continuously, but still manage to make money on the go? [duplicate]

If yes, how do they do it? What are some examples and options? How hard is it to become one of them? P.S. I am not talking about people who write travel blogs or make money by writing about their ...
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Working holiday visa in passport but wanting to visit on tourist visa first

I am an Australian citizen, and have applied for a Japanese working holiday visa, which it sounds as though I will receive in 2 days time. I am travelling to Japan in one month, but only for a 10 day ...
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Staying on after a working holiday visa in Canada?

A working holiday visa in Canada is generally 1-2 years, depending on the source country. What happens when it ends? Can you: just keep travelling in Canada as a tourist, so long as you stop working?...
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How long can I stay in New Zealand as an immigrant with a work and holiday visa?

Many agencies offer the possibility of eligibility of the Work and Travel visa. You get a limited-time work visa, usually from six months to a year, allowing you to work as an immigrant. How many ...
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How can I explain to New Zealand Immigration that I am not barred re-entry to UK? [closed]

2 months ago, I was refused entry at the UK border due not meeting the General Visitor requirements Section 4.2. I was told I was not banned from re-entry to UK and my refusal letter makes no mention ...
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Which Canadian airport will my work permit be processed at?

I am going to Canada on a working holiday visa (IEC). I am flying from Ireland to Vancouver and then to Edmonton. I must present my documents to immigration officers at the Port of Entry in order to ...
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Australian living in Canada, USA Visa Waiver Program?

I am an Australian citizen currently in the US on the VWP. My girlfriend (also an Australian citizen) and I are living in Canada on working holiday visas. We have been in the US for nearly 10 weeks, ...
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I am a UK Citizen on a working holiday visa in New Zealand but want to go on holiday to Australia

I am a UK Citizen on a working holiday visa in New Zealand but want to go on holiday to Australia, I looked at evisitor visa (subclass 651) and it says if you hold another visa it can replace it. Is ...
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Netherlands Working Holiday Scheme for Aussies

No visa is needed for Australians to enjoy the 90/180 standard rule in Schengen area. To extend that time in Holland (and maybe other places) I can apply for a working holiday visa of 1 year at Dutch ...
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Is it possible to hold multiple working holiday visas across multiple Schengen countries at one time? [closed]

I'm planning a trip to Europe where I plan to travel between multiple countries in Europe and the UK for upwards to a year. Although I do not intend on "working working" per se, I am interested in ...
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Visa for gap year in Europe

I am going to Europe in 2016 for a year for my gap year-I will be 18 and am from Australia. My dream is to backpack for about 6 months, and au pair for about 3 months, yet this is extremely ...
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Can an Australian re-enter the UK on a Standard Visitor visa just after expiry of a Working Holiday visa?

I am an Australian citizen coming to the end of a 2-year working holiday visa for the UK. I would like to come back to the UK for three months to travel after my visa expires. Can I leave the UK for ...
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Are holiday working visas separate for each country?

I am an Australian Citizen living in London on a holiday working visa. I want to live somewhere else in Europe for at least 12 months (probably France). Are there separate holiday working visas for ...
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Travelling through USA to Canada [duplicate]

I have been approved for a second working holiday visa in Canada on my Dutch passport, after having used my New Zealand passport the last time for the working holiday visa. This time I want to fly ...
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Europe working holiday for an Australian

My partner and I are planning to travel to Europe in 2015. My partner holds a British passport (he is an Australian citizen) and I hold an Australian passport. We are hoping to travel for one or two ...
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Will a Canadian working holiday visa be valid on a new passport? [closed]

If anyone out there has an idea on this matter. I applied for a Canadian working holiday visa back in march and it was granted in April. I plan to leave in Nov 2013 time but when i applied for this ...
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How long is the process to obtain a French working holiday visa as an Australian?

I am Australian and looking to obtain a working holiday visa for France. I have read and seen that it takes approximately 2 weeks to get the visa after appointment and sending application. Has anyone ...
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As a German citizen on a working holiday visa in Canada, can I get a new visa waiver for the US after returning to Canada for some time?

I am a German citizen currently in Canada on a working holiday visa valid for 12 months from last year's September. My fiancé lives in the US, and I visited him for one week in February and another 2 ...
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Do I need a departure flight booked to apply for a UK Tier 5 Youth Mobility visa? [closed]

I've booked a one way ticket to the UK and am in the process of applying for a Tier 5 Youth Mobility Visa. I got a one way ticket as I'm not sure whether I will stay the whole 2 years/if I will move ...
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6-month limitation [closed]

I am currently working for an employer that owns 3 different business under the same trustee. Once I hit the 6-month mark, am I able to keep working for the same employer, under a different business ...
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If I get a visa for France, will my time in France still count towards the 90/180 day Schengen limit? [duplicate]

I am an Australian interested in travelling to Europe for over 6 months. I am eligible to get a working holiday visa for France, which will allow me to stay and work in France for up to a year. ...
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How to find jobs on a working holiday in Québec (Montréal) with mediocre French skills

Background: I have recently graduated in Germany with a PhD in political science and decided to move to Montréal for 10 months or so, to work and travel in and around the region. (I have a one-year ...