Beginning on March 12, 2024, Filipinos can apply for working holiday visas

On March 12, 2024, applications for the Working Holiday Visa (WHV) to New Zealand will again be open to qualified Filipinos.

Those fortunate enough to obtain a working holiday visa will have unrestricted entry and departure from New Zealand. The 12-month validity of the visa upon issuance or first entry into the nation allows for adventurous travel & enriching experiences in New Zealand.

NewZealand new updates on working holiday visas

  • It has been revealed that on March 12, 2024, New Zealand will begin accepting applications for Filipinos seeking working holiday visas.
  • With this visa, people between 18 and 30 can freely enter and depart New Zealand for leisure, education, and temporary work.
  • Each cycle, a quota of 100 visas is granted; the application procedure typically takes eight weeks, ending when the limit is reached.

According to local media, candidates between 18 and 30 can also benefit from the opportunity to participate in training or education programmes for up to six months. They can also take part in possibilities for up to three months of temporary work with a single business.

Individuals mentioned above are also urged to apply for this concise yet comprehensive visa, which allows them the freedom to work and study for up to a year against the vivid backdrop of New Zealand.

The application process is straightforward; candidates must fill out the form on the Immigration New Zealand website, send in the required paperwork, and pay a cost of NZD 455 (about PF 15,673). Credit/debit cards from UnionPay, Mastercard, and Visa are accepted as payment methods.

All visitors who wish to go on a working holiday in New Zealand must fulfil the following requirements:

Requirements for applying on a working holiday in New Zealand

  • A valid passport is evidence of identity and citizenship.
  • A physical examination and chest x-ray will ensure excellent health.
  • A flight back to the Philippines or enough money to buy one.
  • Display living expenses of at least NZ $4,200 (P140,000); additional financial documentation may be required, such as credit card or bank statements.
  • Submit the results of any English language tests you took in the last two years.
  • A copy of your complete health insurance policy or an authorisation letter from your provider.
  • Respond to inquiries about your character; you might also be asked to present police certifications.
  • Demonstrate your genuine desire to comply with the terms and conditions of your visa.
  • A minimum of three years of full-time tertiary education.
  • Your children are not allowed to travel with you on the working holiday. A partner's visa application is required.
  • You should get a confirmation email if your application is accepted.
  • Use online resources to check the status of your application; processing usually takes eight weeks.
  • An interim visa will be offered to ensure an uninterrupted lawful stay in New Zealand if your current temporary visa expires before the new one is granted.

Additionally, each cycle is limited to 100 working vacation visas, and Immigration New Zealand usually releases the findings of about 80% of applications within eight weeks. The application window will close once all 100 working holiday visas are granted.

To obtain a Philippines eVisa

  • Step1: Complete the online application by providing your passport details.
  • Step2: Submit payment online using a credit card.
  • Step3: Monitor your email for confirmation of payment and receipt of your eVisa, which will be sent electronically.
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