People who are in New Zealand on visitor visa or student visa status might be able to apply for another visa to do seasonal work in the horticulture or viticulture sectors. People in New Zealand who are currently holding or have held a work visa can also apply (including people who have formerly held a SSE visa), if the visa application is lodged before March 2022.
With this visa you can plant, conserve, harvest or packing crops for an SSE-approved employer.
You must remember that
This visa is for people who are on visitor visa or student visa and want to do some seasonal work in the horticulture or viticulture sectors.Source: Immigration New Zealand
Stay in New Zealand: You must be already in New Zealand
Current student, visitor or work visa: You must have a current Student or Visitor visa – or, if you apply before 31 March 2022, a Work visa. Immigration New Zealand will check records for evidence of your current visa. Individuals who have a Work visa are not eligible for this visa if they apply on or after 31 March 2022.
Seasonal work: You must genuinely intend to do seasonal work for an SSE-approved employer
Onward travel: You must have a ticket to leave New Zealand or enough money to buy one — unless your application has been made between 1 October 2020 and 30 June 2021Source: Immigration New Zealand
Step 1 – Apply for a Supplementary Seasonal Employment Work Visa
Fill-up a ‘SSE/WHE Work Visa Application’ form and send it to Immigration New Zealand with your application fee, immigration levy, and required documents.
For the 2020/21 season only (until 30 June 2021) you can also work for:
Your application must be accompanied by a job offer from an eligible employer.
Send your application to:
Immigration New Zealand
PO Box 76895
DX Box: EP71514
20 Fairfax Avenue
Step 2 – Decision about your application
If there is anything else you need to do, Immigration New Zealand will contact you.Source: Immigration New Zealand
Application cost NZD$ 332. This is the charge for Immigration New Zealand to process your application. Immigration New Zealand does not refund application fees if your application gets rejected.
A non-refundable immigration levy is charged and is included in the cost.Source: Immigration New Zealand