Working holiday visa for New Zealand

New Zealand has working holiday scheme agreements with many countries, allowing you to work in and explore our great country.

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The application fees for this visa would be $0.


The minimum required monthly income for this visa is $0.


This visa allows you to stay in the country for a duration of 12 months.


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Every year hundreds of young people apply for New Zealand working holiday visas, and spend a year or two working in New Zealand.

Eligibility and criteria

Working holiday visas are available to young people, usually aged 18 to 30, but 18 to 35 in a select few countries. They let you travel and work in New Zealand for up to 12 months, or 23 months if you are from the UK or Canada. If you apply for a 23-month visa, you must provide a General Medical Certificate.

You need to:

  • have enough money to pay for a return ticket, and
  • be coming mainly to holiday, with work being a secondary intention.

Start planning your trip

Once you have applied for your working holiday visa, it is time to start planning your trip. Explore these two useful Government websites to learn more about visiting, working and living in New Zealand.

100% Pure New Zealand — the official travel website New Zealand Now — a guide to living and working in New Zealand

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