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You can definitely use your passport to prove your age. It's used by visitors all the time here in NZ, so it won't be unusual, and your bartender will certainly have seen a passport before.


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There are 3 forms of accepted ID. An NZ drivers license, any current passport and a HANZ18+ card. You can find a form for an 18+ card here: https://www.alcohol.org.nz/alcohol-management-laws/nz-alcohol-laws/age-the-law/approved-id It costs $50 but could be a good idea if you're planning on being out often because taking your passport around with you while ...


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If you don't hold a full driving licence when you arrive in New Zealand you'll need to go through the NZ licence system which starts with a theory test, followed by six months as a learner, a practical test, another eighteen months* as a restricted driver (no passengers!) and finally a third test to get a full licence. * can be reduced to twelve months if ...


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The Wikipedia article conflicts with information available directly from the New Zealand government. Following the links on the NZ government visa page here allows one to enter "Somalia" for country of passport, and returns a screen showing that a Visitor Visa is available and requires these things: You must show that you’re a genuine tourist or visitor ...


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Although I don't drink, I have used US-issued ID documents in New Zealand for other purposes. Based on my experience, a passport is always fine as ID, whereas an ID card (especially one that isn't a driver's license) is sometimes trickier. I've also purchased alcohol for cooking purposes, although I don't recall which ID I used (which probably means I used a ...


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Further to the answer for New Zealand, the article also appears to be incorrect regarding Australia. The Australian government's visa options website also allows selection of Somalia as country of passport, and presents visa options for tourism or business travel.


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Canada is on New Zealand’s list of visa waiver countries. Canadian citizens don’t need a visa to enter New Zealand for short visits of up up to 3 months https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-zealand-visas/apply-for-a-visa/about-visa/transit-visa


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It is useful to see the Customs information page on Electronic device examinations. It is somewhat easier to read than the actual text of the law linked from your question. If Customs suspects, under "reasonable suspicion", that a traveller is involved in criminal offending, then they may request access to search your phone. One of two things might happen ...


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"Three months" means three calendar months, as per section 29 of the Interpretation Act 1999: month means a calendar month How many days the three months represent (89 to 92 days) will depend on the number of days the actual months concerned have.


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This is a mistake. Driving isn't book knowledge. Driving is about experience. Don't attempt to drive in a foreign country until you've racked up years of daily experience driving at home. That is why the process to get a license is so tortuous. And you shouldn't circumvent that by ticking away the months with little actual driving in that time. ...


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Customs would look for a certificate that you have had them professionally fumigated to avoid bringing in bugs that does not exist natively in those countries You can also check because last time I went to NZ they offered this fumigation service at the airport on arrival for a few but please check first before you go to avoid loosing items due to ...


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i) will my application be rejected if I submit the documents completed by my general practitioner? The wording of the application form includes the word "must" which indicates that in your case, applying from the USA, where there are 22 panel physicians in the continental USA, that yes you must use one of these physicians to carry out your medical. ii) ...


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This depends a lot of your frame of reference. The road to Milford Sound is a mountain road going over a fairly high pass, so it is windy by nature. This being said, it's a well build two lane road and fairly easy to maneuver. It's a lot better than some mountain roads in Tuscany and a lot worse than driving through Texas. My wife is prone to car sickness ...


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A Filipino passport holder normally requires a visa to visit South Korea, however according to Timatic, Filipino passports with a visa for New Zealand can enter visa free. Korea (Rep. of), South - Destination Visa Visa required. The following are exempt from holding a visa: Nationals of Philippines with a visa issued by Austria, Belgium, ...


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You can use the visa verification service, from the NZ GOV website: Check online To check your visa conditions online you need to register and log in to our Visa Verification Service and enter your personal and visa details listed below: family name passport nationality current passport number date of birth gender visa start date ...


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This is impossible as you need to hold a learners licence for at least 6 months before you take the test. From the AA Website: You must be 16 1/2 or older and have held a learners license for at least 6 months to take your restricted practical test.


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Well, yes. There's Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific and others that fly direct from Manila to Sydney. Then there are several airlines that fly to Auckland and back (Qantas, LATAM, Virgin, Air New Zealand, Jetstar and more). So for the cheapest ticket, you'll perhaps want to consider booking a return ticket to Sydney, and a return ticket from Sydney to ...


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I contacted the NZ Transport Agency to ask them if there was any residency requirement for obtaining a driver license. They said anyone can apply for a license while visiting New Zealand. If they are wanting to apply through the New Zealand Driver Licence system and are not going to be converting an overseas licence the following applies: ...


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Not a New Zealander but, as a seasoned traveller, yes you want to use your passport. I have on occasion completely forgotten that my UK driving licence only may be accepted on such occasions, particularly when in the US. With my passport safely stowed in my hotel room's safe, I've found myself relying on the licence that lives in my wallet, with only mixed ...


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The following quote from I have a Working Holiday Visa but want to enter New Zealand as a visitor explains your situation quite clearly (emphasis mine): If you insist on entering New Zealand as a visitor instead, your Working Holiday visa will automatically be cancelled if you are issued a Visitor Visa at the border however not everyone is eligible for ...


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The closest law that I can find to banning Somalians from New Zealand is United Nations Sanctions (Somalia) Regulations 2018, which only applies to designated people on a UN list. No Somali passport is allowed to be endorsed however, which mean you have to get a Certificate of Identity to travel to New Zealand.


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New Zealand does issue eVisas but this won't answer the question as to whether you will need to submit your passport or not, as you may be asked to supply your passport for verification after you have submitted your visa application. In general, however, personal experience and after a quick poll in the office, the experience of the many nationalities that ...


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The only thing I need is to have printed my NZeta visa issued? You do not need to printout of your NZeTA, although you may wish to retain a printout for your comfort. LATAM will verify your NZeTA electronically against your passport when you check in at Santiago, using the the Government's Advance Passenger Processing system. Therefore it is important ...


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New Zealand doesn't provide E-Visa and you do not qualify for a visa waiver. Therefore you have to send the passport to the embassy. Sending passport via post for Visa is very common and losing the passport is very rare. However, in the current timeline, there is a real possibility of the passport not arriving in time. Check with your visa agent if this is ...


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Although it's too late to help in this specific case, the following information will be useful for any other British citizens in a similar situation. (I'm guessing this case refers to a British citizen, since the asker refers to their mother returning to London prior to a planned visit to New Zealand.) In the event that a passport is stolen, a British ...


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Sorry it's been pointed out to me that I'm not up to date; they changed to a permitted list with the new governing act in 2012, use your passport. While Luke is correct that the three most valid forms of ID here in NZ are NZ Drivers License, a Passport (current or in some cases recently expired), and the HANZ18+ Card. The minimum legal requirements for age ...


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