Working Holiday In New Zealand


You must have heard of the New Zeal& Working Holiday Visa before coming here. Maybe you heard it from your friends, aunties in the market or Facebook feeds. It doesn’t matter. I’ll go through an introduction about New Zealand Working Holiday Visa, but if you think you know it already, just skip to the next part.

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Disclaimer: All the photos below are obtained from the New Zealvà Immigration official website. 

For Malaysians, the New Zealand Working Holiday Visa application will be opened on 23rd January 20trăng tròn, 5 am Malaysian time.


What is a New Zealand Working Holiday Visa?

New Zealand Working Holiday Visa is a visa issued by the government that allows youngsters from 42 different countries lớn travel & work in New Zealvà. The visa is valid for 6, 12 or 23 months depending on your country of origin.

Some of the involved countries have sầu limited quota for the visa while some bởi vì not. For Malaysians, the quota is 1150 successful applicants. Some European countries have sầu unlimited quota.

You can work or study during your stay in New Zealand.

For Malaysians, here’s an exclusive sầu guide (updated for 2020) for you.

Am I Eligible?

New Zeal& Working Holiday Visa is not open for everyone from all age levels. Here are the criteria you need to lớn meet in order khổng lồ apply for the visa successfully.

Between 18-30 years oldHave sầu NZ$2,250 for use during your stay in New Zealvà (You need to bring this amount lớn New Zeal& upon arrival in the country)Need to have sầu a return ticket or enough money to lớn buy one. This explains the second criterion above sầu.Apply mainly for holiday, not for work. It’s working HOLIDAY after all.And of course, passion to explore the world!

Which Nationalities Can Apply?

42 countries, with a different visa validity period. The countries are as follows.

Argentimãng cầu, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canadomain authority, Chile, China, Croatia, Czech, Denmark, Estonia, Finl&, France, Germany, Hungary, Hong Kong, Irel&, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexiteo, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Polvà, Portugal, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Vương Quốc Nụ Cười, Turkey, United Kingdom, USA, Uruguay, and Vietnam.

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Step-by-step Guide: Apply For New Zealvà Working Holiday Visa

Now let’s dive sầu inkhổng lồ the main topic. How bởi vì you apply for the visa?

Before that, you should know that the New Zeal& Immigration trang web has made a major update on their website layout and thiết kế. Most of the options are not the same as before. Following an UPDATED guide will definitely serve sầu you better.

And good news! You’re reading it now, an updated version of the application guide.


For every step, I will have an image khổng lồ show you exactly what to vì chưng. chú ý that this is the new layout of the website. Therefore it will differ from the older versions you found on the internet elsewhere.

Step 1 – Register Your Account

First thing first, register your tài khoản.

Visit the New Zealand Immigration official website.

At the header, press on the “Login” button.


Scroll down until the last option, which is “Working Holidays Visas”. Click on that.


Select the “LOGIN OR CREATE ACCOUNT” button. You will then be brought lớn a login page.


In the Apply Online page (Login page), select “Working Holiday Schemes“. This should be done automatically so you don’t have sầu khổng lồ bởi anything.

Then, under the “New users” section, clichồng “create an account“.


Bravo, you arrive in the registration page for an tài khoản. cảnh báo that you must register an account lớn apply for the visa.

You vày not need a passport number for registration. For those who don’t have sầu a passport yet, feel không tính tiền to lớn create an trương mục anytime.


Congratulations, you have sầu now registered your trương mục. Now let’s proceed to lớn the next part.

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Step 2 – Applying For The Visa

Now, the main part.

After registering your account, you should log in with your trương mục details on the “Apply Online” page (Login page) I showed you just now.

You will be brought khổng lồ the “Working Holiday Schemes Online” page. This page shows Working Holiday Visas of all 42 different countries.

The dark grey box indicates that the visa application is open, while the light grey box indicates the opposite. Some European countries have sầu an unlimited quota, therefore are always open for application.

Select your country. For this guide, I will be using the United Kingdom as an example. The details needed inside the application khung are almost the same for every country.

The only differences are the validity period of visa & NZ$ needed to enter New Zealand.


If the application is open, you will see the below page. Click on “APPLY NOW”.

Note: It’s not necessary to lớn complete the application in one go. You can save the application form và resume the next time you visit. Your data will be saved on the trang web. 


Step 3 – Entering Your Details

Upon entering the application form, you will arrive on the page below.

There are 4 tabs: Personal, Health, CharacterWorking Holiday Specific. And under the Personal tab, there are 3 more tabs: Personal Details, Identification and Occupation Details.

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Note: Some of the fields are not mandatory, which means you can leave sầu it blank if you want. I highly recommkết thúc skipping those non-mandatory fields if you’re applying for the visa in a fierce competition situation, like Malaysia.

Working Holiday Visas in Malaysia has a low quota và extreme competition. The quota will typically run out within hours after opening & it’s getting fiercer every year. Do note that if the competition in your country resembles that too.

Tab 1 – Personal

As you can see below, the “next section” referred is the payment page. After you entered all the details, you will be brought to a payment page, where you will pay for the visa.

For countries with limited quota, the seat is not reserved for you until you made your payment successfully.


After you complete a page, clichồng “Save” lớn prsự kiện any data loss. Do that before proceeding to the next tab.

Here’s the Identification tab.


“Occupations” tab. lưu ý that these are not mandatory.


Tab 2 – Health

After completing the “Personal” tab, it’s time to lớn jump to lớn the “Health” tab.

This section should be fast và easy if you bởi not have any medical issues.


Tab 3 – Character

Next up, “Character” tab. Like the previous one, this section should be easy for most.


Tab 4 – Working Holiday Specific

Lastly, the “Working Holiday Specific” tab.

It’s funny that they asked whether you have sầu sufficient funds, và you must answer “Yes”. So yea, for that part, it’s a Yes.

For the date you intover lớn travel to lớn New Zealand, it does not need khổng lồ be specific. However, it must be within one year from the date your visa is granted. With New Zeal& Working Holiday visa, you must start the program within a year after your visa is approved.

For the amount of time, just enter the validity period of the visa.

“What if I want lớn extover my Working Holiday visa?”

Of course, you can opt khổng lồ extover your visa for an additional three months or so. But for this part, let’s just enter the validity months of the visa, either 6, 12 or 23 months. No more than that.

Clichồng “Save” before you click “Next”, which will bring you khổng lồ the payment page.


Unfortunately, this is the furthest I can show you. I will need khổng lồ enter all the details in order lớn proceed lớn the payment page.

At the time of writing, application for New Zealand Working Holiday visa for Malaysians is closed. Therefore I could not enter the payment page khổng lồ show you what’s in there.

Instead, I will describe to lớn you how the payment page is lượt thích, in words.

Step 4 – Payment For Visa

The very last step for your application. Once you click “Next” in the “Working Holiday Specific” tab, you will be brought to lớn the payment page.

First Page

The first page you will see is the “Confirm Submit” page. For this page, there will be a checkdanh sách of declarations, to lớn show that you underst& the terms & conditions. Tick “Yes” for all the boxes, & select “Submit”.

Second Page

The second page is “Submit Received”. There just a sentence here: “Please note that you must pay the application fee before your place is secured”. Cliông chồng on the “Pay Now” button below. There’s a “Pay Later” button beside, for your information.

Third Page

The third page will display the application fee for the visa. The amount varies ahy vọng different countries of origin. Most of them cost NZ$208. Cliông chồng on the “Secure Payment Site” below.

Fourth Page

At the fourth page, you will need khổng lồ enter your name at the “Payee Name” section. That’s the only section in the page, nothing else.

After clicking “OK” on the fourth page, you will have to choose your preferred payment method. cảnh báo that only MasterCard & Visa credit cards will be accepted. Select the one you prefer, fill in your credit thẻ details, then “Pay Now”! 

Note: Although it is written that only credit cards are accepted, some people successfully made their payment via debit cards. To be on the safe side, just opt for the credit card.

Step 5 – Wait For Your Visa!

And that’s it! You’re done now, và all you have sầu khổng lồ bởi vì now is wait for your gmail from New Zeal& Immigration. You should receive your visa within 14 days after payment.

If you wonder how the visa looks like, no it’s not printed on your passport. It’s an e-visa, which you have to lớn print out to show the immigration. This might be a piece of sad news for those who collect visa stickers và stamps in their passport. Your passport will still get stamped when you enter New Zealvà though.

If you’re preferring the USA over New Zeal&, here’s my guide for your Work và Travel USA Program application.

Wrapping It Up

I sincerely hope that you found the step-by-step guide above helpful. Please giới thiệu it lớn your friends who are interested in applying for the New Zealvà Working Holiday visa.

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Feel không lấy phí to comment below if you love this guide or there’s anything I can improve. Happy traveling!