New Zealand: Resumption of Four Working Holiday Schemes

September 9, 2022 Jessie Butchley

Key Points  

  • The government of New Zealand will reopen Working Holiday visa schemes with the countries of Malaysia, Argentina, Chile, and Taiwan throughout September 2022 


The government of New Zealand will reopen Working Holiday schemes with the four countries in September. According to the government announcement, the following schemes will reopen: 

  • Malaysia: 8 September 2022 
  • Argentina: 15 September 2022 
  • Chile: 22 September 2022 
  • Taiwan: 29 September 2022 

Working holiday visas are made available to foreign nationals usually between the ages of 18 to 30, or 18 to 35. The schemes allow eligible individuals to travel and work in New Zealand for up to 12 months, or for 23 months for nationals of the United Kingdom and Canada. 

Looking Ahead  

Continue to check the government of New Zealand’s website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information.  

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Content in this publication is for informational purposes only and not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an attorney at one of the two U.S. Law Firms working with the Envoy Platform or another qualified professional. On non-U.S. immigration issues, consult an Envoy global immigration service provider or another qualified representative.

About the Author

Jessie is Envoy's Global Immigration Writer.

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