Working Holiday visa to
NZ allows people from 18 to 30 years old to come to NZ and
work legally during 1 year. During this year you may work
in any kind of work you may get . It is possible to
travel, work and study in the courses for less than 3
months (otherwise you will need to change to a student
visa). Each country may have different requirements for
this visa and few are even are allowing people to up 35
years, so better assess first the requirements for your
country. If you want to travel around internationally,
no problems as this visa will allow you to enter, leave and return to New
Zealand for multiple timesduring the 12 months from the day
you will arrive in New Zealand.
months of WHV you may be able to extend your for
up to another 11 months with the Working Holidaymaker
Extension Visa if you can proof that you have worked
during 3 months of your stay in a farm doing horticulture
or viticulture. You may do that attaching evidence of your
employment in the horticulture and viticulture industries,
such as letters from your employers and Inland Revenue
Department statements when you apply for the extension.
Another option if you could not meet the requirements, try
to get "Seasonal Work Extension visa" instead.
List of countries allowed in have WHV to NZ: Argentina-Austria- Belgium- Brazil- Canada- Chile- China- Czech- Denmark-
Estonia- Finland- France- Germany- Hong Kong Special Administrative Region-Ireland-Israel-Italy-Japan- Korea- Latvia- Malaysia- Malta- Mexico- Netherlands-Norway- Peru- Poland-Singapore (work exchange
Spain- Sweden-Taiwan-Thailand-Turkey- United Kingdom- USA- Uruguay .
online for this visa is very fast and convenient and most
of the countries in this scheme are allowed to do that but
few are not.
Usually, the online application can be made from anywhere in the
world, but for some nationalities will require you to be a in your home country when you lodge your
application, so better check your country requiments
first. For the application online, you will need access to the internet
( of course) and have a Visa or MasterCard credit card to pay. If your application is approved, your work visa will be issued
electronically and that means it would be the same way as
if you get this visa issued in a passport, except that instead of it being a label in the passport, it is a printed version
to keep with the passport. Once you are approved for
the working holiday visa, the details are kept electronically in
the immigration database. Then you will receive an e-mail advising that the status of your application has changed and
you will be able to view the outcome of your application on the Immigration New Zealand
is very important to keep a printed copy of your electronic work visa with your passport.
When you fill out your online application, please you enter your details
very carefully and must be exactly the same as in your
passport. Look for details such as your name, your date of birth,
your passport number and its expiry date.
for NZ WHV - If
your country is listed and allowing you to submit your application online
( and in most cases they are), you can do this from anywhere in the world, including
in New Zealand, but it's important to check the particulars of your country's scheme to confirm
this, as few countries are only allowed to have the
application online and others can do manual and online.
The requirements and conditions to get the Working Holiday
Visa to NZ are below:
- Have your nationality passport
for at least three months after your planned departure
from New Zealand.
- be at least 18 and not more than
30 or 35 years old ( depends on the country)
- not bring children with you.
- hold a return ticket, or sufficient funds to
purchase such a ticket.
- have a minimum of NZ$4,200 available funds to meet
your living costs while you’re here (but for some
countries this total amount is different).
- meet our health and character requirements
doctors approved in your
country ( if you need a medical examination or chest X-ray for your application, you need to select a doctor and/or radiologist from
an approved list of medical doctors and radiologists).
- hold medical and comprehensive
insurance for the length of your stay.
- be coming to New Zealand to holiday, with work or
study being secondary intentions for your visit.
- not have been approved a visa under a Working
Holiday Scheme before.
- you must not take up permanent employment (unless
you apply for and are granted an ordinary work visa
while you are there).
- you must not work for the same employer for more
than three months.
- you can enroll in one or more courses of training or
study of up to three months’ duration.
for each country ( NZ
Zealand has a specific number of places for each country and
the maximum number of they will
per year and the deadline
for it. If you miss the date or the quote number
have to wait for the next
year. For example,
A country has
100 openings per
year, and registration must
be done until the first of
October each year. Another
and apply until
and income for
working holidays in NZ- Like all other kiwi workers, you will need to get an IRD number so
your employer can deduct tax from your earnings and at the correct rate. In New Zealand, you pay tax on a pay as you earn (PAYE) basis. This means that there should not
get a large refund or an amount to pay when you leave NZ. For more information
in NZ page or at Inland Revenue's Travel to New Zealand webpage
to the application for NZ Working Holiday visa
It's better always check in immigration
NZ fees page . The fees for WHV in NZ in 2012 = NZ$165.
Note : Countries such as Canada, Germany, Japan, Taiwan and the United Kingdom
doing the Working Holiday Schemes in NZ may undertake one or more courses of study as long as the total duration of all of the courses undertaken does not exceed six months.
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