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.
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.
Ireland Italy Japan Korea Latvia Malaysia Malta Mexico Netherlands Norway Peru Singapore Sweden Taiwan Thailand United Kingdom United States of America Uruguay
You can either submit a manual
application to Immigration New Zealand, or if you're
from one of the countries on the list below, you can
Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Malta, Norway, the Netherlands, Singapore, Sweden, Thailand, the United Kingdom and the USA.
For more information please visit the Immigration New Zealand website.
Working Holiday Visa holders are able to study while in New Zealand on this visa for any period up to twelve weeks