New Zealand

Working Holiday

Most Working Holiday programmes have reopened from March 2022 onwards. More information about the reopening of the Working Holiday programmes can be found on INZ’s site.

The Working Holiday visa offers the possibility to travel and work in New Zealand for up to 12 months. It is a temporary work visa, but travel should be the primary purpose of the application.

Working Holiday visa conditions

  • The applicant is at least 18 years old and not older than 30 years. An application can be lodged on the last day before someone turns 31.
  • The applicant has a return ticket, or has sufficient financial means to be able to purchase a ticket
  • Funds of at least NZ$4,200 are required to cover living expenses during the stay
  • Health insurance covering the entire period of stay
  • The purpose of the trip should be primarily to vacation in New Zealand, only secondarily to work or study,
  • Passport must be valid for at least 3 months after departure from New Zealand
  • Dependent children can not be included in the visa application

You can only apply once for a Working Holiday visa. Applications are submitted online with Immigration New Zealand.