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Have you previously applied to enter or remain in Canada?

Yes, you have applied to enter Canada before.
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New Zealand Primark Equivalent?

I'm not familiar with Primark, but in New Zealand you can find inexpensive clothing at The Warehouse, Kmart, possibly Farmers, and probably others. In general, goods available in New Zealand will not ...
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New Zealand Primark Equivalent?

I am a Brit that lives in NZ, and I can tell you there is nothing quite like Primark. The closest would be The Warehouse or kMart, (Farmers is more expensive than both, but quality and range is ...
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Visa for gap year in Europe

The Schengen agreement (and the convention implementing it and EU regulations that replaced it) is only about short stays under three months. Whether they need a visa or not (Australian citizens do ...
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New Zealand Primark Equivalent?

As of today (March 17, 2016), there are no H&M, Zara, Primark, or Uniqlo stores in NZ. There is one Topshop, though, at 203 Queen St, Auckland, and H&M will be opening an Auckland location ...
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Are there people who travel continuously, but still manage to make money on the go?

Yes, there are, the common term is perpetual traveller (PT). I've done this myself, living out of a rollaboard suitcase for a year and half, although I wasn't exactly a full-fledged PT since I was ...
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Whilst on ESTA I was stamped a 6 month B2 visa, would this be considered overstaying?

Let's view this through the lens of current US immigration law and then you can use your judgment to determine your course of action Let's get this clear. In the case of KAMAL H. TURFAH, (Petitioner-...
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What is Working Holiday Visa?

From Working holiday visa: A working holiday visa is a residence permit allowing travellers to undertake employment (and sometimes study) in the country issuing the visa to supplement their travel ...
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Does an American volunteer through 'HelpX' or 'WorkAway' need a UK visa?

The question of visitor volunteering is covered in Appendix V, Part 4A, which says (on 20 Feb 2016)... A visitor may undertake incidental volunteering (i.e. the main purpose of the visit is not ...
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What is the last days banks working in Chile in December?

According to JustLanded.com: The opening hours for banks in Chile are from Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. On national holidays and December 31st, banks are closed. So the answer is ...
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Tourist visa refused after WHV

As noted on the Department's web site on the Working Holiday visa: Stay longer on a visitor visa Generally we don't grant a visitor visa after you have been in Australia on a Work and Holiday ...
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To Apply for a visa: need "one-year health insurance" - but can only book insurance for 365 days

First, it would help if you told us where you permanently reside. Indeed, if you are from the Quebec province, there is an agreement between the RAMQ (medical insurance in Quebec) and the French ...
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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?

Well this is a shocker for me but it seems like Australia got around to implementing this much more quickly than I would've expected. An article I just found on an expat forum states that China was ...
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How to find jobs on a working holiday in Québec (Montréal) with mediocre French skills

Remember that Québec is a French-speaking province and that the French language is the official language (even if the government offer most/all services in english). Businesses (retail/bar/...
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Suitable shoes for long-term, light-packing travel

I like to use trail/approach shoes as my all purpose shoe. They're flexible and soft enough to be comfortable long term, you can buy them to different levels of breathability/enclosed to cater to ...
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Suitable shoes for long-term, light-packing travel

I'm currently travelling long term. Your priorities may differ from mine, I'm a male and care about the look of my footwear to the extent that they don't stand out or look obviously inappropriate for ...
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How long can I work in New Zealand on a working holiday visa?

The official page is the United Kingdom Working Holiday Scheme page. Working Holiday visa holders from the UK are an exception to the usual rules, where you are able to extend your total stay to 23 ...
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Japanese tourism visa before starting Working Holiday?

You're a French citizen going to work in Japan starting in October. In august, however, you want to visit without a visa for 2 weeks, and are concerned that immigration will invariably activate your ...
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Australia 417 working holiday visa: Can I contract to employer on my business ABN after visa full-time work rights expire?

A webpage for this visa under the 'Meaning of One Employer' section says: You cannot stay in the same position in the same location with an employer for more than six months by using different ...
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Are back-to-back working holidays in different countries possible?

The exact requirements differ from country to country and can even depend on your country of citizenship as well as those programmes are often based on bilateral agreements. Some (e.g. Australia) ...
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Can an Australian re-enter the UK on a Standard Visitor visa just after expiry of a Working Holiday visa?

The problem you'll face Basically, it can be very tricky and sometimes disallowed, as several friends have found out unexpectedly in the past few years. Let's take one example. He finished, left to ...
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Which Canadian airport will my work permit be processed at?

You will pass through Canadian Immigration in Vancouver, where they will process your application for a work permit. Your flight from Vancouver to Edmonton will be a domestic flight with no ...
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Will a short holiday to Canada affect my Canadian Working Holiday Visa?

My wife is an immigration consultant with her own license in Canada. Here is what she said to me when I asked her to read your question of course he can just come in and visit temporarily. that's ...
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Visa for gap year in Europe

Getting a long-stay visa from Germany will not in itself allow you to travel in the other Schengen countries more than you would otherwise be allowed to. (Since you're Australian, you don't need a ...
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Comprehensive health and travel insurance that meets NZ Immigration requirements

By my experience (Chilean who applied for a WH visa to NZ) I purchased insurance for one year in Chile. I asked to the company for a certificate to show in the customs, but when I arrived to NZ, ...
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Can I apply for a working holiday visa at age 30 and get the full 12 months?

Posters on https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g255055-i120-k11842973-30_31_year_old_working_holiday_visa_417_query-Australia.html and https://www.outback-australia-travel-secrets.com/work-visa-...
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Australian living in Canada, USA Visa Waiver Program?

According to the US Department of State, Bureau of Counsular Affairs, Trips to Canada, Mexico, or nearby Islands If you are admitted to the United States under the VWP, you may take a short ...
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Working holiday visa in passport but wanting to visit on tourist visa first

(Qualifier: I live in Japan ) This is common. Just ask at immigration for a regular visitor visa, explain that you want to use the WH later. Maybe put a post-it note over the WH visa and write まだ on ...
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Are holiday working visas separate for each country?

Most definitely. Each Working Holiday visa is an agreement between the country of your citizenship (Australia) and the country issuing the visa. Not all counties offer working holiday visas, and if ...
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Converting tourist visa to working holiday visa

It depends on the specific country, even countries that are part of the Schengen area haven't harmonised their policy in this area. For example, you can do that in Germany (using either your Japanese ...
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