New Zealand Temporary Visa Canada Working Holiday Visa

Application Fee:

 

NZD $280

Processing Time:

 

12 months

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Overview

This temporary visa is for Canadian Citizen who wish to come New Zealand for a holiday. If you are a Canadian Citizen and have at least NZ $4200 to cover your expenses during your stay, you can come to New Zealand and work temporarily. Generally, this visa is issued for 12 to 23 months.

With this visa you can

  • apply for a 12- or 23-month visa.
  • Work in New Zealand temporarily up to 23 months, depending on the duration of the visa you apply for.
  • Study or conduct training for up to 6 months in total.

You must consider the following points before you apply:

  • You are unable to signup for a permanent job
  • You must provide a General Medical Certificate, If you apply for a 23-month visa
  • You cannot live longer than the time specified on your visa
  • You cannot add any family member in your Working Holiday Visa.

Source: Immigration New Zealand

Who is it for

This visa is for Canadian citizen who wish to spend a quality time in New Zealand, enjoy a holiday and apply for a temporary job.

How to qualify

Age: Your age must be between 18 and 35

Citizenship: You must be a citizen of Canada

Passport: You must have a valid passport from your country of citizenship. Immigration New Zealand will check your passport when you arrive in New Zealand.

Onward travel: You must have a return ticket to depart New Zealand or enough money to buy one

Funds: You must have enough money to live on while you’re in New Zealand. You must have at least NZ $4,200 for your stay.

Source: Immigration New Zealand

The process

Step 1 – Online Application

You must apply online and in English. You can apply for either a 12 month or 23 month working holiday visa.

Step 2 – Evidence to support your application

If you apply for a 23-month visa, you must provide a medical certificate and chest x-ray unless you have provided them with a previous application and they were issued in the last 36 months.

If your total stay in New Zealand will exceed 24 months you must provide a Police Certificate(s), unless you have provided one with a previous application, and it was issued in the last 24 months.

Your stay could exceed 24 months if you are in NZ when you apply, or if you’ve spent time here in the past.

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

If you are concerned 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

The document needed

  • Canadian Passport
  • Evidence of Onward Travel
  • Evidence of Funds
  • Medical
  • Police Clarence
  • Photograph

Source: Immigration New Zealand

Government Fees

Application cost NZD$ 280

This is the charge for Immigration New Zealand to process your application. Immigration New Zealand does not refund application costs if your 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

Additional information