Getting your visa can seem frightening, but it is not as much paper work as you think. Take 10-15 minutes to fill a few forms to get your working holiday visa online.
We've made it easy for you, just follow the guide. It is designed to help you go through the steps of an ONLINE application.
Should you need to submit a paper application, New Zealand Immigration will provide you with a small guide.
We've divided our guide into 3 steps:
Step 1: Register on immigration website
Click the button on the right corner to follow this guide.Use arrows to navigate through steps
First, look around to find your passport. Got it ?
Click on "register here".
Click on "Next".
Be sure to enter a password long enough and use an easy secret question, it will be your only way to reset your password if you lose it. Fill the form, click "register"
You now will receive an email with a link. Check your email box.
Step 2: Apply for the Visa
Click the button on the right corner to follow this guide.Well done! Let's apply for your visa now!
In your email from immigration New Zealand, click on the link.
Now that you are registered, you can apply for your Working Holiday Visa.
Click "Working Holiday", on the right side, under "Online Services"
Then select your country to see if you are eligible. If your country does not offer a Working Holiday Visa with New Zealand or if the quotas have been reached you will know it here.
Now click on "Apply Now".
Be sure to fill every field, for each tab : "Personal", "Health", "Character" and "Working Holiday ". Under the "Personal" tab, fill your "Personal details", "Identification" and "Occupation details".
Step 3: Confirmation and payment
Click the button on the right corner to follow this guide.Well done! One last step left, paying for your visa application.
Once you're done, every tab should appear with a green logo.
You have now submmitted your Working Holiday Visa request, to finish the process you now have to pay the NZ$165 administration fee. Click on "Pay Now".
Get your credit card, VISA or MasterCard only. Then click on "secure payment site" to be redirected to the "Payment Gateway".
Enter your name in the box. Be careful, that will be the only way to prove your payment, so be sure to enter the same name that you use for your Visa request. Then click "OK".
You are now on the Westpac Payment website, click on the VISA or MasterCard logo.
You now have to enter your details and click "Pay Now".
You will soon receive confirmation of payment.
You must receive your Visa in the next 7 days. Then you will be ready to go
Be sure to print a copy of the Visa Email and your 12 month Medical & Travel Insurance and bring them with you on your arrival into New Zealand.
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