How to Get a New Zealand Working Holiday Visa

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New Zealand is one of the most beautiful and diverse countries on the planet (just watch the Lord of the Rings films to see how spectacular it can be), and is well worth seeing for any serious traveler

Because traveling is expensive, sometimes people like to live and work in a foreign country for a few months (or longer) so they can earn money while they’re seeing the world (which will then allow them to spend that money extending their trip).

As a traveler, to live and work in New Zealand you’ll need to get yourself a working holiday visa. This visa is designed for young people (aged 18 to 30) and gives you permission to legally live and work in New Zealand for up to 12 months (or 23 months if you’re from the United Kingdom).

The processing fee for the New Zealand Working Holiday Visa is €170 or £120.

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The Conditions of the New Zealand Working Holiday Visa

To be eligible for the New Zealand working holiday visa, you must:

  • Have a valid passport from one of the countries in the working visa scheme (more on this in a minute).
  • Be between the ages of 18 and 30 years old.
  • Not already lived and worked in New Zealand under their New Zealand working holiday visa scheme.
  • Have a return plane ticket, or the necessary funds to purchase such a ticket.

The countries that have a working visa agreement with New Zealand are:

  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
  • Argentina
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • The Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Singapore
  • Sweden
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Uruguay

For more information, and to apply for a New Zealand working holiday visa, check out the website.

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  2. How to Get a UK Working Holiday Visa
  3. Working While You Travel – How to Find a Job on the Road
  4. A Quick Guide to Travel Visas
  5. Cruise Ships, Yachts and Driving – How to Get Paid to Travel (By Working Your Route)

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