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Working Holiday Visa

Working Holiday Visas (WHV) in New Zealand are designed to facilitate cultural exchange and provide young people from various countries with the opportunity to experience life in New Zealand while also working to support their travels. These visas are a popular choice for individuals seeking adventure, cultural immersion, and the chance to earn money during their stay.

Working Holiday Visa​

Working Holiday Visas in New Zealand are designed to facilitate cultural exchange and provide young people from various countries with the opportunity to experience life in New Zealand while also working to support their travels. These visas are a popular choice for individuals seeking adventure, cultural immersion, and the chance to earn money during their stay.

Who Is Eligible For The Working Holiday Visa?

Working Holiday Visas are typically available to young adults aged 18 to 30 or 35, depending on their nationality. Eligibility requirements may vary, but applicants generally need to demonstrate good health, character, and sufficient funds to support themselves during their initial stay. To find out more regarding your country’s agreement with New Zealand, please check here

Applicants cannot bring dependent children with them.

Visa Duration 

 This visa typically grant a one-year stay in New Zealand, during which visa holders can work and travel freely within the country. The length of stay can vary depending on the applicant’s nationality and specific visa agreements. Canada and the UK have a 23 month and 3 year WHV arrangement respectively with New Zealand.

Work Opportunities

Working Holiday Visa holders are allowed to work for any employer and in any occupation during their stay, which provides them with the flexibility to fund their travels and gain valuable work experience. There may be some limitations and conditions depending on the visa type and country-specific agreements.

Visa Renewal

In some cases, Working Holiday Visa holders may be eligible for a second one-year visa if they meet specific criteria, such as completing seasonal agricultural work. This extension allows for a more extended stay and continued exploration of New Zealand.

Bilateral Agreements

Working holiday visas are only available in countries that have an agreement with New Zealand for working holiday visas. In your country’s working holiday visa criteria, it will tell you:

    • How old you have to be
    • How much money you need to bring
    • Any specific working criteria for your country’s arrangement with New Zealand

Our Visa Services

Once you contact the team at Absolute Immigration, we will arrange a discovery call to find out more about your situation.

After our discovery call, your dedicated Migration Agent will develop a Migration Strategy that will outline the steps involved and the details required to lodge your Working Holiday visa application.

Once you have approved your Strategy, we take over and begin your application using the documents and information you provide.  On your behalf, we are able to lodge your visa application with Immigration New Zealand which takes away the stress from you!

Apply For A Working Holiday Visa

Step 1

Once you reach out to Absolute Immigration, we set up a discovery call to understand what your needs are and what Visa best suits you.

Step 2

From there, we will send you a Strategy proposal outlining the steps we will take to assist you in getting a Visa for you to sign off on.

Step 3

Now our team leaps into action, following immigration pathways, taking care of the paperwork and helping you through the entire application process.

Take the first step and schedule a call

Call us

You can get in touch with the team on our support line: +64 22 641 9411

Email us

You can get in touch with the team through our support email: Arno.Nothnagel@absoluteimmigration.com

Frequently Asked Questions

This is a Visa for young adults seeking to work while travelling in New Zealand.

Only individuals from countries that have an agreement with New Zealand for a WHV.

It is typically granted for 1 year, but may vary depending on nationality. You may check your country’s agreement here

The easiest way to apply for a Working Holiday Visa in Australia is to contact Absolute Immigration.  A discovery call with our experienced team will ensure you are on the right immigration pathway for your circumstances.

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