A Travellerspoint blog

February 2008

New Plans......

Okay. So after talking to a nice gentleman that I met on the boards, I have decided that instead of going through BUNAC, I'm going to apply for the Working Holiday Visa online and work it all out on my own. Not only will I save some money, but I'll have a sense of accomplishment when it's all finished. Which I think is a big deal because I've never done anything like this on my own.

Yesterday, I sent out my application for my passport. It was such a relief to get that done!!! The lady who helped me was so sweet and you could tell that she had a LOT of patience. Which I would imagine you would need in a job like that. And apparently Idaho is a really easy state to get your passport in and she told me that some people have gotten them in as quickly as 2 weeks!!! YAY!!! I can't wait to get it. It will feel more "official" when I have it in my hands.

Until I get that, I can't really do much else right now. I have to have my passport in order to apply for the Working Holiday Visa. So I'll just have to wait and sit tight!!!

Posted by Squarabara 19:15 Archived in New Zealand Tagged preparation Comments (0)

Research

Okay. I'm sitting here at my local Hastings with dozens of books on New Zealand and I barely know where to begin. So far, all I've done is right down useful websites for ferries and doctors and what not. Which, I guess, in the end, could end up being quite useful. I just need to organize it better. I plan on going through BUNAC just for the little extra support if I happen to need it. They have a 24 hour help line that I can call for emergencies. That's good. Also, I'm waiting for my certified copy of my birth certificate to come in the mail as I need it to get my passport. What a pain. But I know in the end it'll be worth it. Doing research for a trip only makes me more excited to go and June can't get here soon enough!!!

Posted by Squarabara 18:24 Archived in New Zealand Tagged preparation Comments (0)

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