Working Holiday Visa
New Zealand is a popular destination with people of all ages, including young people. A working holiday visa lets you come here for an extended holiday period, and it also allows you to work while here to help fund your travels. It is a great way to fully explore New Zealand and enjoy the culture.
A working holiday visa will be available to you if you are from a country that New Zealand has an agreement with – a list of these countries is below. The exact criteria that applies depends on the country you are from, but here is an overview:
- Age – normally you must be between 18 and 30 years old. The arrangement with some countries, however, lets you get a working holiday visa up the age of 35.
- Duration – normally a working holiday visa is issued for 12 months. The exception is if you are from the UK. If you are a UK citizen you can stay in New Zealand for up to 23 months on a working holiday visa.
- Return ticket – you must either have a return ticket home or the money to buy one.
- Intention – the intention of your visit must be for holiday, i.e. the primary intention should not be to work.
Countries Where the Working Holiday Visa Scheme Applies
You can get a working holiday visa if you are from one of the following countries:
- Hong Kong
- United Kingdom
Making an Application
To get help with making your application or to get advice, please contact Immigration Advisers New Zealand. Our team of licensed professionals is ready to help – call 09 3790219now.