At Working Holiday Starter we try to make things simple, however visas and other travel stuff can be quite complicated, so that's why we are here. We have gathered all the questions that you often ask us, not all of the question you may have are here, feel free to contact us at any time, we will have an answer for you.
There are a couple of things to go over about our costs.
To be honest, it's mostly corporate greed. Our competitors are all parts of bigger international companies, as it generates bigger costs for them. We also use a couple of tools to help us reduce the cost for you like sponsorship, partnership and buying in big quantities. It helps us to keep a light structure and give you a fair price at the end of the line.
Really, we did not think of everything? Sorry about that, just flick us an email and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
We've designed our Starter Pack with what we think are the essential services you need. You do not have to use all of the services that we are offering, however they are available in every Starter Pack. We do not offer discount for the services that you do not use.
Actually we encourage you to leave the city, Auckland and Queestown are great but New Zealand is much more. You will be arriving in Auckland or Queestown, we'll set you up, then it's up to you to go wherever you want. We are fully available online and over the phone during your entire trip whether you are next door or at the top of the North Island.
If your country is not on the list of eligible countries for a Working Holiday Visa, we are sorry about that. We invite you to check the other visas available for you to come and visit the great New Zealand
We strongly advise you to get your visa before you purchase our Starter Pack, however if you choose to buy it before you get you visa, you can. We provide you great tools to help you:
In the unlikely event that your visa is denied we will reimburse your Starter Pack following our refund policy:
"If for any reason you need to cancel your trip, Working Holiday Starter will happily reimburse you, minus 50% administration fees, as long as notice of cancellation is received prior to 14 days of arrival into New Zealand. Cancellations received after the stated deadline (14 days or less prior to arrival) will be reimbursed the full amount minus a 50% administration fee.
No show will not give you a right to any refund. "No show" defines a customer that did not contact us 14 days prior his/her arrival and did not arrive in New Zealand at the date specified when purchasing. If your arrival date changes, flick us an email and we'll update your file.
Those conditions are due to exchange rates, bank transaction fees and cancellation fees with our partners."
No worries, the same conditions apply as above, just flick us an email and we will solve that for you.
No worries, it is due to 2 factors:
If, however, you feel that something is wrong, contact us and we will have a look at it for you.
The answer is simple: no you don't. The Working Holiday program has been created especially for young travellers to help them discover different cultures and learn another language.
Of course you can, the more the merrier! To make sure that we put you together in each step of the way, flick us an email to let us know who you are coming with, we'll take care of the rest.
It really depends on what you set your mind on and of course, your level of English. From memory we have had:
Sales people, store manager, valet, concierge, maid, baby sitter, cook, fruit picker, tour guide, courier, graphic designer, travel agent, first aid teacher, bartender, waiter, sailor, ... It is entirely up to you, no jobs are out of reach.
You will find one; we are here to assist you daily. In the unlikely event that it should take you, let's say, more than 2-3 weeks to find a job, we will make your case first priority and go over our contacts in different businesses to get you as many interviews as we can. To date, we have never had someone that was seriously looking for a job and did not find one within the first 2 weeks. Our guides and Job Workshop are very efficient.
No you don't. In Working Holiday Visa, there is the word 'Working' but also HOLIDAY ;)
One other great thing about New Zealand: there is no housing crisis here. There is plenty of accommodation for every taste. Share, single, in town, out of town, small budget, big budget... Really, the choice is overwhelming. Obviously there are a few things to be careful of, but we'll go over them with you.
When travelling, there is no easier thing than meeting other travellers like you. It is likely that you'll be arriving in Auckland at the same time as our other members to socialise with, but if not, we organise plenty of social events and your hostel will too. We also point you to the most popular social places in Auckland. Plus, we will advise you on the most sociable ways to travel around New Zealand. You may be a solo traveller, but rest assured, you won't spend a day alone.
Usually not, but take a minute to fill our Free Visa Check. It will give you the entire list of requirements to your specific Working Holiday Visa.
Yes. It is a requirement for every single working holidaymaker. If you want a good deal you can check the special Working Holiday insurance that we offer.
In any case, take a minute to fill our Free Visa Check. It will give you the entire list of requirements to your specific Working Holiday Visa.
You can apply for a working holiday visa before your 31st birthday. If the visa is approved, regardless your age, you will have 12 months from the approval date to enter New Zealand. The validity of the visa (12 months) will only start when you enter the country the first time.
You can apply for a working holiday visa before your 36th birthday. If the visa is approved, regardless your age, you will have 12 months from the approval date to enter New Zealand. The validity of the visa (12 months) will only start when you enter the country the first time.