NewZealand Working Holiday Visa

The New Zealand working holiday visa offers the opportunity for young people from countries with exchange agreements in place to travel around New Zealand taking up temporary work while they are there. The visa allows you to find some casual employment to fund your gap year and travels so from fruit picking to fisheries you can get some spare cash when you need it!

Duration

For most participating countries the working holiday visa for New Zealand is issued for 12 months. However for UK citizens it is issued for 23 months, of which the UK citizen must not work for a period of more than 12 months.

Eligibility Criteria
Country of Citizenship

New Zealand working holiday visa applicants seeking a working holiday visa in New Zealand must be from one of the following countries that have exchange program agreements with New Zealand:

Argentina
Belgium
Canada
Chile
Czech Republic
Denmark
Finland
France
Germany
Hong Kong
Ireland
Italy
Japan
Belgium
Canada
Chile
Czech Republic
Denmark
Finland
France
Germany
Hong Kong
Ireland
Italy
Japan
Korea
Malaysia
Malta
Netherlands
Singapore
Slovakia
Sweden
Taiwan
Thailand
United Kingdom
United States
Uruguay
Age

New Zealand working holiday visa applicants must be between 18 and 30 years of age.

Children

A New Zealand working holiday visa applicant is not able to bring children with them.

Employment in New Zealand

If considering migration to New Zealand on a New Zealand working holiday visa it should be noted that employment should be for the purpose of supplementing travel while in New Zealand.
New Zealand working holiday visa applicants should not be seeking to undertake permanent employment while on this scheme.

Some countries involved in New Zealand's working holiday visa scheme place restrictions on the amount of time that can be spent with one employer. In most instances this is three months, however please contact Global Visas for more details about employment restrictions for New Zealand working holiday visas.

Supporting funds and onward journey:

The amount of supporting funds required in NZ dollars will vary from country to country.

Application Submission

In the majority of circumstances New Zealand working holiday visa applications must be made in the country of origin.

Other Types of Work Visa: Silver Fern Visa
Skilled Migrant Visa