New Zealand is a spectacular destination and you may be considering working to top up your funds while you travel. But what visa do you need and what do you have to do to make it happen?
Every country's working holiday scheme has different criteria and processing fees. Being granted a working holiday visa in New Zealand can vary depending on what passport a traveler holds.
To apply you must:
You will also have to meet health and character requirements, for example, you may require a chest x-ray due to possible tuberculosis exposure.
Note that you can't apply for your visa at any time of the year; New Zealand Immigration opens applications for working holiday visas at specific times during the year depending on the passport you hold so make sure you plan ahead to ensure you get the visa and avoid disappointment!
if you hold a UK or Canadian passport, you can extend your working holiday visa by a further 11 months after the initial 12 month period, only if you didn't choose the full 23 months on your initial application. You can apply for the Second Work Visa either online or by printing and filling out the form to submit to New Zealand Immigration.
You can apply in one of two ways.
Applicants from France and Uruguay must send their applications to the Immigration New Zealand receiving office in their home country.
For further information, visit the New Zealand Immigration website. If you have any questions about the process, email or contact the New Zealand embassy in your home country (if present).
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