New Zealand High Commission

The New Zealand High Commission in London is an overseas post of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The aim of the High Commission is to manage New Zealand's political, economic and trade relations with the United Kingdom and Ireland.

The New Zealand High Commission in London does not handle immigration enquiries of the public, as immigration to New Zealand is the responsibility of the New Zealand Immigration Service (NZIS).

Apply for a New Zealand Working Holiday Visa

Young people aged between 18 and 30 can apply for a Working Holiday Visa and get the opportunity to travel to New Zealand and undertake employment during their stay.

Apply for a Working Holiday Visa
Working Holiday Visa Basic Requirements

To qualify for this scheme, applicants must:

  • Be a citizen of a country which has a working holiday agreement with New Zealand;
  • Meet Working Holiday basic requirements, such as age, health and character prerequisites; and
  • Meet specific criteria based on the applicant's country of origin, including the length of stay and available funds.

Through applying and paying for your Working Holiday Visa through the New Zealand Visa Bureau, your application will be managed through to completion by our Visa Processing Department.

You will also be given access to our Working Holiday Visa Platinum Package, which includes exclusive bonuses like free hostel nights, discounts and offers on activities and travel in New Zealand and provides assistance setting up such essentials like a New Zealand bank account, travel insurance and a New Zealand tax number. The service also entitles you to access our email and telephonic helpdesk to ensure that your New Zealand Working Holiday visa application is a seamless, simple process.


New Zealand Visa and Immigration Policy

New Zealand has both temporary and permanent Visa and Work Permit policies.

Working Holiday Policy

New Zealand Immigration also allows young travellers between the ages of 18 and 30 the opportunity to work and travel in New Zealand through their Working Holiday Schemes.

Apply for a Working Holiday Visa

Skilled Migration

Facilitates the entry of skilled migrants into New Zealand, and is a way of obtaining permanent residence in New Zealand.

New Zealand Skilled Visa Assessment

Business Policy

This category is for business owners, investors and entrepreneurs who wish to migrate or own a business in New Zealand.

New Zealand Business Visa Assessment

Family Policy

This category facilitates the entry of partners and family members of New Zealand citizens and residents.

New Zealand Partner Visa Assessment

Work Visa and Permit Policy

This category was designed to attract overseas workers who will contribute to New Zealand industry and economy. This is a temporary work category, with the opportunity to gain residence at a later date if eligible.

New Zealand Work Permit Assessment

The New Zealand High Commission in London is located:

  • New Zealand House
    80 Haymarket
    London SW1Y 4TQ
    United Kingdom
    Tel: 020 7930 8422
    Fax: 020 7839 4580

Note: the New Zealand High Commission Information Office will not respond to enquiries regarding visas, work permits or residency applications for New Zealand.

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