Working Holiday Visa
NZ Immigration Specialist

 

The New Zealand Working Holiday Visa Scheme gives young people aged between 18 and 30 the opportunity to travel to New Zealand and undertake employment during their stay.

This scheme allows visa holders casual working rights in order to supplement their travels, and as such any work undertaken must be incidental and to the conditions stipulated on the visa.

Most participants in the Working Holiday Scheme are allowed to remain in New Zealand for a total of 12 months, although this time is extended to 23 months if you are from the United Kingdom.

Working Holiday Visas can now be applied for online.

For more information on working holidays go to: www.immigration.govt.nz/whs.

 

Working Holiday Visa Conditions

To qualify for this scheme applicants must:

  • Be a citizen of a country which has a working holiday agreement with New Zealand;
  • Meet Working Holiday basic requirements, such as age, health and character prerequisites;
  • Meet specific criteria based on the applicant’s country of origin, including the length of stay and available funds; and
  • Have not qualified under the Working Holiday Visa Scheme before.

To qualify for this scheme applicants must:

  • Be a citizen of a country which has a working holiday agreement with New Zealand;
  • Meet Working Holiday basic requirements, such as age, health and character prerequisites;
  • Meet specific criteria based on the applicant’s country of origin, including the length of stay and available funds; and
  • Have not qualified under the Working Holiday Visa Scheme before.