New Zealand Working Holiday Visa FREE eligibility test
The working holiday visa is used by tens of thousands of travellers every year. With a range of stay being 2 to 12 months on average, it is a great opportunity to visit our awesome country on a small budget and earn valuable work and life experience along the way.
Use our free eligibility test to see if you qualify for a working holiday visa in New Zealand and understand the terms and conditions of your visa
Work and travel in New Zealand is your opportunity to backpack through one of the most stunning countries on earth!
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Use the free eligibility test above to get more information about your working holiday visa in New Zealand. Should you want some general information about the working holiday visa, here are the rules.
The visa is available to young people from 42 different countries:
The main requirements for a working holiday visa in New Zealand are the following:
Be between 18 and 30 years old
Some countries have a requirement going up to 35 years old. Use our eligibility test to get an accurate result.
Have a passport from one of the 42 selected countries
Your passport needs to be valid for at least 3 months after you intend to leave New Zealand.
If you do not hold a passport from one of the eligible countries you will not qualify for the working holiday visa scheme in New Zealand.
Be coming to New Zealand to holiday...
...with work or study being secondary intentions for your visit.
Have a minimum of NZ$4,200 available funds
Those are the funds that you need to have available, there is not minimum spending requirement.
Meet basic health and character requirements
Those requirements will be assessed during your online application through a thorough questionnaire.
Not bring children with you
You can not bring children along with you on a New Zealand working holiday visa.
Hold medical and comprehensive hospitalisation insurance
You will need to have a valid comprehensive cover for the length of your stay.
Not have been approved for a working holiday before.
This only applies to working holiday visa in New Zealand. You can have been approved for a working holiday visa in another country.
Please note that visa requirements may change depending on your country of origin, use our FREE eligibility test for more accurate information and always check immigration.govt.nz for official information.
Here is some general information about the quotas on the working holiday visa in New Zealand. For more information about the quota of your specific country, visit our quota report page.
Some countries have a limited amount of places available per year. Therefore Immigration New Zealand will open the working holiday scheme at a set date and time to allow applicants to lodge application online. When the quota is reached, none of the remaining applications will be processed. The next quota opening date will be released closer to the opening date; usually very close to the same date and time the following year. Apply on time not to miss out!
The countries limited by a quota on working holiday visa in New Zealand are:
For more information about the working holiday visa quotas in New Zealand, use our quota report page.