Working holiday New Zealand visa eligibility

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Must be aged 18-30 (inclusive) or 18-35 (inclusive). See the table below.

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Must hold a valid passport from an eligible country or jurisdiction.

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Must not be accompanied by any dependent children.

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Must have NZD $4,200 support funds when you enter New Zealand.

Which nationalities can apply for a working holiday New Zealand visa?

The age requirements and length of working holiday visa you can apply for depends on your nationality.

 

  • Argentina (18-35 years old) – 12 months visa
  • Austria (18-30 years old) – 6 months visa
  • Belgium (18-30 years old) – 12 months visa
  • Brazil (18-30 years old) – 12 months visa
  • Canada (18-35 years old) – 23 months visa
  • Chile (18-35 years old) – 12 months visa
  • China (18-30 years old) – 12 months visa
  • Croatia (18-30 years old) – 12 months visa
  • Czech Republic (18-35 years old) – 12 months visa
  • Denmark (18-30 years old) – 12 months visa
  • Estonia (18-30 years old) – 12 months visa
  • Finland (18-35 years old) – 12 months visa
  • France (18-30 years old) – 12 months visa
  • Germany (18-30 years old) – 12 months visa
  • Hungary (18-35 years old) – 12 months visa
  • Hong Kong (18-30 years old) – 12 months visa
  • Ireland (18-30 years old) – 12 months visa
  • Israel (18-30 years old) – 12 months visa
  • Italy (18-30 years old) – 12 months visa
  • Japan (18-30 years old) – 12 months visa
  • South Korea (18-30 years old) – 12 months visa
  • Latvia (18-30 years old) – 12 months visa
  • Lithuania (18-30 years old) – 12 months visa
  • Luxembourg (18-30 years old) – 12 months visa
  • Malaysia (18-30 years old) – 6 months visa
  • Malta (18-30 years old) – 12 months visa
  • Mexico (18-30 years old) – 12 months visa
  • Netherlands (18-30 years old) – 23 months visa
  • Norway (18-30 years old) – 12 months visa
  • Peru (18-30 years old) – 12 months visa
  • Philippines (18-30 years old) – 12 months visa
  • Poland (18-30 years old) – 12 months visa
  • Portugal (18-30 years old) – 12 months visa
  • Singapore (18-30 years old) – 6 months visa
  • Slovakia (18-35 years old) – 12 months visa
  • Slovenia (18-30 years old) – 12 months visa
  • Spain (18-30 years old) – 12 months visa
  • Sweden (18-30 years old) – 12 months visa
  • Taiwan (18-30 years old) – 12 months visa
  • Thailand (18-30 years old) – 12 months visa
  • Turkey (18-30 years old) – 12 months visa
  • UK (18-30 years old) – 23 months visa
  • USA (18-30 years old) – 12 months visa
  • Uruguay (18-35 years old) – 12 months visa
  • Vietnam (18-30 years old) – 12 months visa

Visa requirements and regulations can change at any time. For the most up-to-date information for your nationality, please visit the New Zealand Immigration website.

How do I apply for a working holiday New Zealand visa?

All three of our Work New Zealand packages – Kickstart, Essential and Ultimate – include the cost of your working holiday visa. Our BUNAC team will check through your application, ensuring everything is filled out and submitted correctly. Already have your visa approved but want the perks and inclusions of our packages? No worries. We’ll knock the cost of the visa off the price for you.

A visa for all

A visa for all Seasons

If you’re set on working a ski season but have already done your New Zealand working holiday visa, check to see if you’re eligible for a working holiday in Japan or working holiday in Canada. Both our Ultimate Canada and Ultimate Japan programs hook you up with a pre-rearranged ski season job before you go in either British Columbia (BC), Alberta or Ontario in Canada, or Niseko in Japan – home to the lightest and freshest powder in the world. Pow!

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Confused?

Confused?

On top of being expert job finders, adventurers and parent whisperers – we’re also visa geeks. Arrange a 1-to-1 video call with our BUNAC Work New Zealand team or check out our FAQs.

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