The two Silver Fern visas – Silver Fern Job Search and Silver Fern Practical Experience – are designed to bring young skilled people to New Zealand. Find out the basic requirements.
The Silver Fern Job Search visa allows people to enter New Zealand for nine months to search for skilled employment. There is a limit of 300 places per year.
To be eligible you must meet our requirements, which include:
Find out more about all the requirements for the Silver Fern Job Search visa and how to apply.
Holders of Silver Fern Job Search visas who successfully find skilled employment in New Zealand may apply for a Silver Fern Practical Experience visa. This allows them to work in that job for up to two years.
To be eligible you must hold a Silver Fern Job Search visa, and have an offer of skilled employment that meets our requirements. You must also hold occupational registration if it is required for your job.
There is no annual limit to the number of people who can apply for the Silver Fern Practical Experience visa.
Find out more about all the requirements for the Silver Fern Practical Experience visa and how to apply.
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