New Zealand Working Holiday Visa extremely popular for Chile nationals

The New Zealand Working Holiday Visa scheme for Chile nationals opened on 1 October, and attracted so much interest it caused an overload on the IT system.

Nevertheless, all 1000 places for the year to 30 September 2010 were filled within hours.

Immigration New Zealand apologised for the IT systems issues, and accepted that it can be very disappointing for Chilean applicants to miss out on a New Zealand Working Holiday Visa due to the overwhelming interest in the program that was greater than the number of places available.


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