Obtaining an IRD Number from Inland Revenue in New Zealand

Obtaining an IRD number, also know as an Inland Revenue Department Number is relatively easy and straight forward. An IRD number is your unique tax number for use within New Zealand. It never changes and will remain the same. If … Continue reading

How to Get a Free Flight Home – Deportation

Deportation is almost never good, you’re forced out of a country that you may not want to leave. Chances are if you are an expatriate you will overstay your visa at some point or another and face deportation. But deportation … Continue reading

Deportation: What Happens if you are Deported

Deportation is a serious problem for backpackers and expatriates. If you over stay your visa, work illegally or break the law, you are liable for deportation. However, deportations can happen by accident as in my case. I was given deportation … Continue reading

Always Have a Plan

So you decided to travel abroad huh? As a backpacker no less. Well, if you have ever travelled abroad before but in a tourist group/predetermined plans then you haven’t really experienced travelling I’m sorry to say. Back in 2003, I … Continue reading