Working Holiday Visa
New Zealand has a working holiday scheme that allows young people aged between 18 and 30 years and from selected countries, who have the primary intention to travel around New Zealand, to also work or study during their time in New Zealand.
It is important to note that the length of time in which you are allowed to stay in New Zealand, may differ and vary depending on the country you are travelling from. This visa is generally granted for up to 12 months, which if applicable may be extended to 15 months or up to 23 months, depending on your travel circumstances and the country you are travelling from.
There are however certain requirements that need to be met if you are to be eligible for this visa. The main ones are that you must not enter into or carry out any permanent employment during the time you hold this visa. Also that you must be in good health and of good character. Lastly, you must meet the onward travel requirement of either having a return ticket back to your home country or that you have enough money to pay for a ticket.