I am a Kiwi based in the US on a student visa (F-1). My passport is due for a renewal in April 2009. My program is due to complete June 2008 and I am planning to get a job here in the US afterwards. I am hoping to go on via OPT and then H-1B. Since my passport is up for renewal in April 2009, would it be easier if I just renew it ahead of the schedule and then get the necessary visa stamps (e.g. H1-B) in the new passport?
How soon can you renew our beloved NZ passport??