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Yes, you have applied to enter Canada before.


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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 be as cheap as you might be accustomed to. There are many reasons for this (not the least of which is NZ is a small, remote market), but it all adds up to ...


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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 larger). However, these still aren't as cheap, the range is a lot smaller, (given that clothing is only a small part of what they offer) and the quality isn't the ...


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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 not), third-country nationals cannot stay more than three months in the Schengen area under those rules. To stay longer, you need a national visa or residence ...


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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 in 2016, too. Maybe the Google search for [new zealand fast fashion chain] will yield more useful information. You can also check Wikipedia's list of fast ...


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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 notionally both resident and paying taxes in Singapore (not a high-tax country, mind you). Most PTs who are in it for the long haul are either self-supportingly ...


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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-Appellant),vrs UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES; UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY,(Respondents-Appellees), the UNITED STATES ...


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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 funds. For many young people, holding a working holiday visa enables them to experience living in a foreign country without undergoing the usual costly expenses ...


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As long as you haven't exceeded the 90-days-in-any-180-day-period limit, you haven't overstayed. What's illegal is staying longer than you should, not missing some stamps per se. Framing the problem in that way, the question becomes: Who needs to prove that you did or did not fulfill the conditions of your stay and how? Article 11 of the Schengen Borders ...


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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 to volunteer), provided it lasts no more than 30 days in total and is for a charity that is registered with either the Charity Commission for England and ...


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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 December 30st for 2016 or whatever is the last non-weekend day before December 31st for other years.


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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 visa. If you want to apply for a Visitor visa to stay longer in Australia and the Visitor visa would result in you staying longer than 12 consecutive ...


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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 added to the list exactly one week ago: Australia has added China to the list of countries whose citizens are eligible for Work and Holiday Visas. Implementation ...


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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/restaurants) have no obligation to do business in other language than French, on the other hand, most of those places will serve you in English. If your French is not "...


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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 whatever I'm doing. I'll tell you what's worked really well for me. All-black running shoes. As in, specialist running shoes. personally I went for Brooks ...


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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 Sécurité Sociale. If you are from somewhere else, you might still find some insurances covering for more than a year. I found Bon Voyage, Desjardins (but they say ...


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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 climates, and you can walk all day in them with their grippy, hiking boot like soles and air cushioning. You might have some difficulty getting in to nightclubs ...


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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 months (the normal maximum for visitors from most other countries is 12 months without the ability to extend). The only restrictions on employment are: You must ...


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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 working holiday visa. I just called immigration at Narita Airport (+81-476-326-832 or +81-476-342-211) who said that this is not a problem. UPDATE: evidently ...


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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 employment agencies, business affiliates or sub-contracting arrangements.


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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 visa for short stays; if your nationality had been one that needs visas, the long-stay visa would effectively also function as a multiple-entry short-stay visa for ...


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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, nobody asked me for it (neither the minimal money, BTW). As far as I know, this is completely random, because in NZ I asked some people, and none of them told me in ...


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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 nothing to do with his working holiday visa. he will only get a work permit upon entry when he shows his visa approval letter to the immigration officer. Every ...


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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 Israel for a wedding, and flew back to spend a week in the UK, figured he'd enter on tourist visa (Kiwi, but also on working holiday visa). 7 hours later....he ...


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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 formalities in Edmonton.


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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-for-30-year-old.html report having received 12 month visas at the age of 30


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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 they do, they don't offer them to every country either. When I was of working holiday visa age, I found Anyworkanywhere to be handy - I've set it to show the ...


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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 or your Australian passport) or in the Netherlands (only for Australians, Japanese citizens are not covered there) but not in France. There is in fact a Working ...


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(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 it (means "not yet").


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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 trip to Canada, Mexico, or a nearby island and generally be readmitted to the United States under the VWP for the remainder of the original 90 days granted upon ...


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