The New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, is currently in Singapore and announced the relaunch and expansion of the Working Holiday Scheme with Singapore.
From 5 May 2022, the following changes will be made to the scheme:
- The number of working holiday scheme visas available to Singaporeans rises to 300 from 200
- The age of eligibility is extended to 18-30 years of age
- The Visa length is extended to 12 from 6 months, and
- Applicants no longer need to be university students but must have undertaken tertiary study in the previous two years.
The Scheme was part of the Singapore New Zealand Enhanced Partnership announced in May 2019 but the global Covid pandemic prevented it from being operationalised.
For further information on this announcement or if you require assistance, please get in touch with our expert NZ team.