NewZealand Silver Fern Visa

The Silver Fern visas are designed to bring young skilled people into New Zealand. The basic requirements are set out below.

Silver Fern opens 27 April

The Silver Fern Job Search Visa quota opens at 10.00am on 27 April. Places are limited and in very high demand; we expect the quota to be filled very quickly. If you miss out, you might consider applying under our Skilled Migrant Category.

Silver Fern Job Search

The Silver Fern Job Search visa allows people to enter New Zealand for nine months to search for skilled employment. There is a limit of 300 places per year.

To be eligible you must be outside of New Zealand, be aged between 20 and 35, and meet all of the qualifications requirements, English language requirements, and have enough funds to support yourself during your stay.
The application process and payment will be online. Applicants will have to provide evidence they meet the requirements to an Immigration New Zealand branch for assessment and verification. More about the Silver Fern Job Search visa.

Silver Fern Practical Experience

Holders of Silver Fern Job Search visas who successfully find skilled employment in New Zealand may apply for a Silver Fern Practical Experience visa. This will allow them to work in that employment for up to two years.
To be eligible you must hold a Silver Fern Job Search visa, have an offer of skilled employment that meets our requirements, and hold occupational registration if it is required for the job.
There will be no annual limit to the number of people who can apply for the Silver Fern Practical Experience visa. More about the Silver Fern Practical Experience visa.

Other Types of Work Visa:
Working Holiday Visa
Skilled Migrant Visa