South Korea has asked for more places in the New Zealand Working Holiday Visa program.
17 September 2009
Korea asks for more New Zealand Working Holiday Visa places
The South Korean government recently asked New Zealand to increase the annual quota for the working holiday program, due to the popularity for the New Zealand Working Holiday Visa for Korean students.
The request was made during a meeting between the two countries in Wellington. South Korea and New Zealand have bilateral trade agreements worth billions of dollars each year, and since 1998 the two countries have had a work and travel program for young people.
Each year 1,800 young Koreans are able to enter on a New Zealand Working Holiday Visa.
At the meeting, the first of its kind in two and a half years, Deputy Foreign Minister Lee Yong-joon and his New Zealand Foreign Minister John McArthur agreed to further ongoing free trade negotiations between the two countries.
The New Zealand Working Holiday Visa enables young people ages between 18 and 30 the opportunity to travel and work in New Zealand for 12 months. This New Zealand visa can also be extended to 23 months for those from the United Kingdom.
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