This coming February 11, 2020 at 10am (New Zealand time), 5am (Philippine time), New Zealand will open it’s Working Holiday Visa to all Filipinos aged 18 to 30 years old. Take note, only 100 slots available so be sure to wake up early as this will be full in just minutes.
What is a Working Holiday Visa (WHV)?
Philippines Working Holiday Visa is a visa provided by New Zealand, which will allow the first 100 granted WHV holders to study in New Zealand for up to 3 months and to work and stay for up to 12 months.
With this type of visa, you cannot accept a permanent job or work for the same employer for more than 3 months UNLESS your employer will sponsor you for a Skilled/Essential Work Visa. Also, this will not allow you to bring your partner/children with you.
What are the requirements in applying for a Philippines Working Holiday Visa?
Below are the criteria and evidence needed to meet the requirements.
How to apply for a Working Holiday Visa?
Working Holiday Visa can only be applied through the NZ Immigration website. But before doing so, please make sure you have these three documents handy:
- Philippine Passport
- Any Identification cards (i.e Driver’s license, Unified SSS ID)
- NSO Birth Certificate
1. Create an Online Account here https://onlineservices.immigration.govt.nz/?WHS
2. Read the Terms and Conditions for Working Holiday Visa before you begin the application.
3. Fill out the form. You can save your application details at any time and complete or edit them at a later date however, I won’t advise you to do this since AGAIN working holiday visa will be full in just minutes.
Please note: Only Visa or Mastercard credit card allowed; or a Visa or Mastercard debit card to pay for the application.
How much and how long is the processing of the Working Holiday Visa?
Note: If there are some lacking documents, don’t worry, NZ Immigration will not deny your application right away. They will send you an email explaining what you need to do.
Note: If your visa application is approved, NZ Immigration will contact you by email advising that the status of your application. You can also log in to your Online Services account to check the status of your application. If approved, you will be granted an eVisa.