New Zealand Working Holiday Visa

Information about New Zealand Working Holiday Visa and how to apply

A New Zealand Working Holiday Visa is for people aged between 18 and 30 to travel and work around New Zealand for up to 23 months

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New Zealand Working Holiday Visa

New Zealand is a standout amongst the most amazing countries on earth, and the most rewarding way you can get to see it is with a New Zealand working holiday visa.  For working visas we have provided details of the 3 most popular New Zealand working visas.

New Zealand Working Holiday Visa overview

The working holiday visa scheme provides you the opportunity to travel around New Zealand, while additionally taking up casual employment to help fund your vacation. You may also study or train for up to 3 months when entering under a New Zealand work visa. New Zealand working visas allow you to stay for up to 12 months on most authorised passports. Please ask us about the conditions that apply to your country of passport / citizenship

New Zealand Working Holiday Eligible Countries:

Argentina: Austria: Belgium: Brazil: Canada: Chile: China: Croatia: Czech Republic: Denmark: Estonia: Finland: France: Germany: Hong Kong Sar: Hungary: Ireland: Israel: Italy: Japan: Latvia: Lithuania: Luxembourg: Malaysia: Malta: Mexico: Netherlands: Norway: Peru: Philippines: Poland: Portugal: Singapore: Slovakia: Slovenia: South Korea: Spain: Sweden: Taiwan: Thailand: Turkey: United Kingdom: United States: Uruguay: Vietnam:

If you hold a UK Passport:

For applicants for the New Zealand Working holiday application on a UK passport, you can apply for a visa of either 12 months or up to 23 months. However, on a UK passport you may only work for a total of 12 months of the 23 months i.e. you can’t have paid work for 11 of the 23 months. Should you choose to increase this, you will be requested to undergo extra health checks, usually just X-Rays at an authorised clinic (this is an additional charge payable to the agency concerned)

Visa Details

Country to which the visa applies

New Zealand


holiday / tourism / visiting, employment /work

New Zealand Working Holiday Visa

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Other Visas to Consider

  • Australian Working Holiday Visa

    Australian Working Holiday Visa

    An Australian Working Holiday is a popular way for young people to see the country, whilst doing temporary work to fund their travel. 

    With an Australian working holiday visa, people aged 18 – 30 (35 for French, Danish, Irish & Canadian Passport holders) can travel, study and work around Australia for up to 12 months at a time.

    The application process for an Australian Working Holiday Visa can get complicated. Our experts are here to help make the process as quick and painless as possible!

  • New Zealand Essential Skills Working Visa

    A New Zealand essential skills working visa allows employment is an essential skills area for up to 5 years, depending on the skill level.

  • New Zealand Seasonal Working Visa

    A New Zealand Seasonal Working Visa is for people aged over 18, to travel and work around New Zealand for up to 7 months in horticulture and viticulture industries

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