Is it possible to get a New Zealand Working Holiday Visa if you are over 30 years old?
Can I work in New Zealand if I am over 30?
The NZ Working Holiday Visa is an option for people aged 18-30 or 35 in some cases (this depends on the country you are from).
If you are over 30 it may be possible to get work on a work permit. If you have a skill that is in demand it could be possible to apply for a work permit once you get there, on the basis of having a job offer.
Can I get a working holiday visa for New Zealand?
You can work and travel in New Zealand for up to 12 months if you are between 18 and 30 years old. If you come from the UK or Canada, you can stay in New Zealand for up to 23 months in total.
In case you want to apply for a 23-month visa, you will have to provide a General Medical Certificate.
Can you get a working holiday visa if you are over 30 years old?
In most cases, it is not possible to get a working holiday visa when you are over 30. They are available to young people usually aged between 18 to 30, but 18 to 35 in selected countries.
How many working holiday visas can I get for New Zealand?
You can have only one Working Holiday Visa during your lifetime. If you wish to stay longer once you’re here, it is possible to apply for another type of visa as a temporary worker, student or resident.
How do I know if I am eligible for a New Zealand working holiday visa?
You are eligible to apply for a New Zealand working holiday visa if:
You hold a passport from an eligible country.
You are between 18 to 30 years old (18 to 35 in some cases).
You must be in good health and have no previous convictions.
Your passport is valid for at least another 15 more months.
You must obtain thorough medical insurance for the length of your stay.
How long does it take for a New Zealand visa to be approved?
The processing time for a New Zealand Working Holiday Visa depends on the Immigration Office. However, it usually takes up to 20 working days from the time you successfully submit your application online.
How do I apply for a New Zealand working holiday visa?
Applying for a New Zealand working holiday visa is easy with Visa First. Our online eligibility checker guides you directly to the visa you are looking for. It also includes general information, eligibility and requirements.