Working Holiday Visa

New Zealand has lots of short-term work opportunities for working holidaymakers. We encourage people on working holiday permits to consider jobs in the areas of agriculture, horticulture and viticulture (grape-growing).

The Working Holiday Scheme allows you to travel throughout New Zealand and work in any temporary job or jobs you want for up to 12 months. You could also enrol in a three month study or training course while you’re enjoying the lifestyle that is New Zealand.

UK Nationals can stay up to 23 months in New Zealand on this visa (although they are only entitled to work for 12 of those 23 months).

Working holidaymakers who are able to show they have worked in the horticulture or viticulture industries for at least three months could be eligible to obtain an extra three month stay in New Zealand. For more details on this policy, please see the page about the Working Holidaymaker Extension permit.

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