Travelling to New Zealand on a working holiday visa

If you are looking for a break overseas, but you are looking to supplement your income at the same time, then a working holiday visa could be just what you are looking for, and New Zealand can be a great destination. With good weather, beautiful scenery and lots to explore, New Zealand is a popular choice with holidaymakers and can be a great place to supplement your income at the same time.

If you live in the UK then you could be eligible for a working holiday visa in New Zealand for up to 23 months through what is perhaps one of the most generous working holiday exchange programs available. While you are in New Zealand you are free to work as you please, as much as you like and then travel accordingly – a great way to spend 23 months!

In order to apply for a New Zealand working visa there are criteria that you need to meet, but these are relatively simple. You need to meet an age and character requirement and have enough money to finance your trip, in some cases you will also need to have no criminal convictions, or you will need to discuss your convictions with the immigration department to see whether or not you are still eligible for a visa.

So what do I need to start my working holiday in New Zealand?

Well once you decide that you want to start a working holiday it’s important to make sure that you are prepared and ready to go and this means having everything in place for your adventure. Make sure that you have ample cash first and foremost, and although New Zealand is not as expensive as Australia, you will still need a fair bit of money to get started.

In addition to money it’s important to do some research before you arrive and identify areas of New Zealand where you are most likely to get work depending on your skills. Each area of New Zealand has different industries, and therefore different jobs, a little bit of research in this area can go a long way.

So if you are looking to make the move to New Zealand,  a working holiday visa can essentially be a great way to “try before you buy” and this is one way that you can easily work out whether New Zealand is the right country for you.

So what are you waiting for?! If you’re interested in taking a working holiday in New Zealand; check out an authoritative emigration website – such as

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