18 Sep 2020

Backpackers with STA Travel visas plea for access to promised jobs

From Checkpoint, 5:46 pm on 18 September 2020

Backpackers in New Zealand who bought visas from companies connected with STA travel are pleading with immigration officials to let them access the jobs they were promised.

At least one of them unwittingly became an overstayer after being told by staff her work exchange visa application was already being processed.

Gill Bonnett reports.