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Requirements for a Working Holiday Visa

Thinking about coming to New Zealand on a Working Holiday visa? Make sure that you meet all the requirements!

  • You are between (inclusive of) the ages 18 and 30.
  • You have a passport from one of the following countries from the list below.
  • You have enough money to support yourself on a working holiday (over $4,200), as well as purchase a return or onward travel ticket at the end of your working holiday.
  • You are choosing to come to New Zealand mainly for a holiday.

Additionally, depending your personal circumstances, you may be asked to provide the following.

  • Proof of health or health examinations.
  • Police records that show you meet character requirements.

Any exception?

  • You can apply for a Working Holiday Visa if you are between 18 and 35 in the case you are from one of the following countries: Argentina, Canada, Chile, Czech, Finland, Hungary, Slovakia, Uruguay.
  • If you are from Canada or the UK, your Working Holiday Visa has a 23-month duration.
  • If you are from Austria, Malaysia or Singapore, your Working Holiday Visa has a 6-month duration.
  • If you have traveled around the world, depending the countries you’ve visited and the length of these visits, New Zealand Immigration could ask for Chest X-ray and blood test. For further information, click here.

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