WHV New Zealand - Chest X-Ray for 2 weeks volunteering??
Heading to NZ in March for 6 weeks, and as part of our trip we are thinking of doing some WWOOFing or similar volunteer work, where you get food & accommodation in return for work. New Zealand immigration specifies that you need a temporary work visa to do this, so I started going through the WHV application to investigate costs etc...
It appears that in order to get a WHV though, it is likely that I will need a chest X-Ray certificate - because I have already been travelling for more than 3 months in "high risk" countries. Thing is I have been inoculated against TB years ago (BCG vaccination - life long immunity) and due to the fact that we are currently travelling, would have no way of getting to the doctors for a chest X-Ray.... Does anyone know if they are flexible on this matter for inoculated humans? I don't really want to put in an application (and pay for it) if we will have to run around after chest X-ray certificates for just a few weeks volunteering.
N.B. we are both british citizens and have never lived in any of the "high risk" countries, only our recent stint in SE Asia, seems to make it an issue.
Alternatively anyone know of a better kind of visa to get for a couple of weeks WWOOFing - we would otherwise be on the visa-waiver list, and if it's going to be too much faff, will sack off the volunteering, but it would be a real shame...
Thanks for any info, will try and get hold of the immigration people for an official verdict, but as ever with bureaucrats, no clear contact information except and expensive phone number!
In any case, both Aus and NZ are rather strict - if they say you need a chest X-Ray, I don't know of any ways around getting it.
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