Work New Zealand How To Book

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How To Book

  • Applications are accepted year round for the Working Holiday Visa program.
  • The IEP program is currently opened on a first-come, first-serve basis at the end of each year. We have a limited number of visas so book ASAP to reserve your visa. You can find the application process below the Working Holiday application process.
  • Plan to apply at least 10 weeks before you wish to depart

Working Holiday Application Process

  • 1

    Fill out the online booking form and pay the program fee

    Sign up to the program and fill out your information.

  • 2

    Receive your BUNAC confirmation letter with next step instructions

    These instructions will be sent to your email and include the list of supporting documents you will need to send to BUNAC by your assigned document deadline (provided in the email).

  • 3

    Apply for Working Holiday Visa with instructions provided

    You will be applying for your Work & Holiday visa directly online with the New Zealand government and will be prompted to pay the visa fee directly to the government during the visa process.

  • 4

    Send in your supporting documents to BUNAC

    You will need:

    • Visa approval letter
    • Bank statement showing $4200 New Zealand dollars
    • Flight itinerary
    • Copy of the picture page of your passport
    • Proof of international insurance*
  • 5

    Receive your Pre-Departure Package

    Receive your electronic pre-departure package (PDP) that will include more information on your airport transfer and in-country accommodation as well as other documents to help make your transition to New Zealand as smooth as possible.

  • 6

    Get ready for your epic 12 month adventure; you’re all set to depart!

    Get ready to live life like a Kiwi!


IEP program application process

  • 1

    You apply online and pay the program fee

  • 2

    BUNAC will send you next step instructions which include visa application and a list of supporting documents

  • 3

    You send next step supporting documents

    • Paper visa application
    • Extra passport sized photos
    • Passport (you need to be in the US at the time of application and while immigration has your passport)
    • Health documents if necessary
    • Proof of international insurance or purchase of BUNAC insurance*
    • Proof of support funds ($4,200 NZD)
    • Flight itinerary
  • 4

    BUNAC sends your passport and visa application (and health certificates if necessary) to the New Zealand Embassy

  • 5

    BUNAC will send your pre-departure package (including your passport with your visa affixed) to you

  • 6

    Get ready for your epic 12 month adventure; you’re all set to depart!


It is a program requirement that you purchase insurance to cover you during your time in New Zealand. We recommend you take advantage of our BUNAC insurance policy and cover yourself for your entire time abroad.