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The best resources to understand, prepare and apply to your working holiday visa in New Zealand

Are you eligible? Check instantly if you qualify for a working holiday visa in New Zealand.

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Application process Follow our walkthrough to apply for your working holiday visa in New Zealand.

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The working holiday visa in New Zealand

What is a working holiday visa?

A working holiday visa is a visa available to young travelers from 42 different countries. It allow them to work and travel in New Zealand from up to 6, 12 or 23 months depending on their country of origin. For more information, take our FREE eligibility test.

How can I apply for a working holiday visa to New Zealand?

You can apply for your visa online. To make it even simpler we have prepared an application guide that you can follow throughout your application process.

My country's quota has been reached, what does it means?

It means that your country only has a certain amount of places on the working holiday scheme each year. Your quota will open again next year. Check out our daily updates for application dates and times.

Work & travel in New Zealand

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New Zealand is a country made for backpackers.

From forest to mountains, from sea to lakes, New Zealand is offering more to the eye than you can ever dream. The New Zealand economy is booming, with a huge farming industry and a great tourist flow keeping the retail and hospitality industry busy as ever. Now is the time to earn valuable work and life experience while enjoying one of the best playgrounds on Earth. Don't miss our tips on working and travelling in New Zealand.

Working holiday visa quota report

No major change today.
1 countries' schemes are open, 27 countries' schemes are closed and 14 countries have no quota restrictions.

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Today, 1 countrie's scheme have been updated.
As of today: 1 countries' schemes are open, 27 countries' schemes are closed and 14 countries have no quota restrictions.

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Today, 1 countrie's scheme have been updated.
As of today: 2 countries' schemes are open, 26 countries' schemes are closed and 14 countries have no quota restrictions.

Read the full report

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