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Working Holiday Requirements: Europe

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All applicants for the New Zealand Working Holiday Visa must meet general requirements set out in the Generic Temporary Entry Policy, as well as be able to fulfil specific requirements based on their country of origin.

The following countries from Europe have Working Holiday Visa agreements with New Zealand:

Austria

This scheme allows 100 young citizens of Austria annually to live and work in New Zealand for up to six months.

To be eligible for the scheme:

Belgium

This scheme allows an unlimited number of young citizens of Belgium annually:

To be eligible for a Work Visa/Permit under this Working Holiday Scheme, applicants must:

 

Czech Republic

This scheme allows 1,200 young citizens of the Czech Republic annually to be issued with multiple entry Work Visas, current for 12 months from the date of issue, authorising employment for a maximum of 12 months from the date of arrival.

To be eligible for a Work Visa/Permit under this scheme, applicants must:

Participants must not work for the same employer for a period exceeding 3 months.

 

Denmark

This scheme allows an unlimited number of young citizens of Denmark annually:

To be eligible for a Work Visa/Permit under this scheme, applicants must:

Participants must not work for the same employer for a period exceeding 3 months.

 

Estonia

This scheme allows 100 young citizens of Austria annually to live and work in New Zealand for up to 12 months.

To be eligible for the scheme:

 

Finland

This scheme allows an unlimited number of young citizens of Finland annually:

To be eligible for a Work Visa/Permit under this scheme, applicants must:

Participants must not work for the same employer for a period exceeding 3 months.

 

France

This scheme allows an unlimited number of young citizens of France annually:

To be eligible for a Work Visa/Permit under this Working Holiday Scheme, applicants must:

 

Germany

This scheme allows an unlimited number of young citizens of the Federal Republic of Germany:

To be eligible for a Work Visa/Permit under this Working Holiday Scheme, applicants must:

 

Hungary

Hungary was added to New Zealand's Working Holiday Program in 2013 when 100 places were made available for young Hungarian passport holders.

 

Israel

This scheme allows 200 young citizens from Israel:

To be eligible for a Work Visa/Permit under this scheme, applicants must:

Participants must not work for the same employer for a period exceeding 3 months.

 

Italy

This scheme allows an unliminited number of young citizens from Italy:

To be eligible for a Work Visa/Permit under this scheme, applicants must:

Participants must not work for the same employer for a period exceeding 3 months.

 

Latvia

This scheme allows 100 young citizens of Latvia annually:

To be eligible for a work visa/permit under this scheme, applicants must:

Participants must not work for the same employer for a period exceeding 3 months.

 

Malta

This scheme allows 50 young citizens of Malta annually:

To be eligible for a work visa/permit under this scheme, applicants must:

Participants must not work for the same employer for a period exceeding 3 months.

 

Netherlands

This scheme allows an unlimited number of young citizens of the Netherlands:

To be eligible for a Work Visa/Permit under this scheme, applicants must:

 

Norway

This scheme allows an unlimited number of young citizens of Norway:

To be eligible for a work visa/permit under this scheme, applicants must:

Participants must not work for the same employer for a period exceeding 3 months.

 

Poland

This scheme allows an 100 young citizens of Polan:

To be eligible for a work visa/permit under this scheme, applicants must:

Participants must not work for the same employer for a period exceeding 3 months.

 

Slovakia

This scheme allows 100 young citizens of Slovakia:

To be eligible for a work visa/permit under this scheme, applicants must:

Participants must not work for the same employer for a period exceeding 3 months.

 

Slovenia

This scheme allows 100 young citizens of Slovenia:

To be eligible for a work visa/permit under this scheme, applicants must:

Participants must not work for the same employer for a period exceeding 3 months.

 

Spain

This scheme allows 200 young citizens of Spain:

To be eligible for a work visa/permit under this scheme, applicants must:

Participants must not work for the same employer for a period exceeding 3 months.

 

Sweden

This scheme allows an unlimited number of young citizens of the Kingdom of Sweden:

To be eligible for a work Visa/Permit under this scheme, applicants must:

 

Turkey

This scheme allows 100 young citizens of Turkey:

To be eligible for a work visa/permit under this scheme, applicants must:

Participants must not work for the same employer for a period exceeding 3 months.