Visa laws spoil our trip around NZ

The Star Early Edition - - LETTERS - Kar­ryn Trethowen

I AM writ­ing from the Sun­shine Coast in Queens­land, Aus­tralia.

We are be­ing ter­ri­bly in­con­ve­nienced by the new visa law which none of us knew about be­cause it seems to be a ‘tit for tat’ re­ac­tion to New Zealand in­tro­duc­ing visas to South African pass­port hold­ers.

We are all New Zealand pass­port hold­ers. We now have to fly to Can­berra by ap­point­ment only and ‘present’ our­selves per­son­ally to ap­ply for a visa. It only lasts for 90 days too. So ev­ery time we go to visit our son in South Africa we will have to go through this ab­surd and ex­pen­sive rig­ma­role!

We want the tourism in­dus­try to know about this!!

Our friends from South Africa can­not join us on a five week trip around New Zealand next week, as they could not get visas in time. Queens­land, Aus­tralia

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