Young people who want to do some temporary jobs in New Zealand may apply for Germany Working Holiday Visa. If you are a passport holder of the Federal Republic of Germany and you have minimum NZ $4,200 to live on during your stay, you can be eligible to apply. While you’re here, you can study and work while you enjoy your holiday. This visa will allow you to stay in New Zealand for 12 months. If you want to stay longer than 12 months, you may choose to apply Work Visa. 

With this visa you can

  • Work in New Zealand for up to 12 months.
  • Study or train for up to 6 months in total.

This visa is for German citizens who wish to spend a leisure time and work in New Zealand.

Source: Immigration New Zealand
  • Genuine intentions: You must genuinely intend to meet the conditions of your visa
  • Age: You must be 18 – 30
  • Citizenship: You must be a citizen of the country this visa is for
  • Onward travel: You must have a ticket to leave New Zealand or enough money to buy one
  • Funds: You must have enough money to live on while you’re in New Zealand
  • Previous approvals: You must not have had approval for a New Zealand Working Holiday Visa before
  • Medical insurance: You must have full medical insurance for the length of your stay
Source: Immigration New Zealand

Step 1: You apply online

You must apply online and in English.

Step 2 – Evidence to support your application

If you need to provide any evidence, Immigration New Zealand send you an email explaining what you need to do.

If you are worried about receiving emails, it is a good idea to check your junk mail settings.

Step 3 – Decision about your application

If your visa application is approved, Immigration New Zealand will contact you by email advising that the status of your application has changed. You can then log in to Online Services to check the status of your application. If approved, you will be granted an eVisa.

If there is anything else you need to do, Immigration New Zealand will be in touch.

If you are in New Zealand, and your current temporary visa expires before your new visa is granted, Immigration New Zealand will normally issue you an interim visa to let you stay in New Zealand lawfully.

Source: Immigration New Zealand

You must be a German Citizen and German Passport Holder in order to apply for Germany Working Holiday Visa.

You need to have following documents

  • German Passport
  • Evidence of Funds
  • Medical Insurance
  • Evidence of onward travel
Source: Immigration New Zealand

Application Fee: NZD$280

This is the charge for Immigration New Zealand to process your application. Immigration NZ do not refund application costs if you visa application is refused.

A non-refundable immigration levy is charged and is included in the cost.

An International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL) of NZD $35 is charged and is included in the cost.

Source: Immigration New Zealand

You must consider the following things before you plan to apply:

  • You can only apply for a Working Holiday Visa online.
  • You must not accept permanent job in New Zealand
  • This visa does not allow you to bring your partner and children in New Zealand. If you want to accompany you, they must apply separately.
  • You must have a valid passport at the time you apply for this visa.
Source: Immigration New Zealand