Is it hard to get a work visa once in London?

2 Dec 2010 Explorer1213689 asked

Hi people,

I need some help. I am going on a contiki on the 27th of December 2010 and only decided a few weeks ago to resign my job in NZ and try and stay in London after my tour to work. Does anyone know how i would go about getting my work visa from London or is it going to be better to come home to NZ and return to London later next year??

Any advice would be appreciated Smiler thanks!
  • 3 Dec 2010 SallyD said


    I’m pretty sure you need to have applied for it and had it approved prior to arriving in the UK… My visa was attached to a page in my passport.

  • 19 Dec 2010 The Virgin Backpacker said


    Yep, you have to be in your country of residence to get a Visa.



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