When you can apply for a working holiday visa

From 14 March 2022, working holiday visas will reopen for applications on a rolling basis.

At 10:00 (NZDT) on 14 March 2022, the following working holiday schemes will reopen to applications:

Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom, USA, Japan.

There is no limit on the number of working holiday visas granted to people from these countries, so applications can be made at any time.

All others will open on a rolling basis.

Working holiday scheme reopening dates

Working holiday scheme

Opening date

Number of people per year

Belgium 14 March 2022 Unlimited
Canada 14 March 2022 Unlimited
Denmark 14 March 2022 Unlimited
Finland 14 March 2022 Unlimited
France 14 March 2022 Unlimited
Germany 14 March 2022 Unlimited
Ireland 14 March 2022 Unlimited
Italy 14 March 2022 Unlimited
Netherlands 14 March 2022 Unlimited
Norway 14 March 2022 Unlimited
Sweden 14 March 2022 Unlimited
United Kingdom 14 March 2022 Unlimited
USA 14 March 2022 Unlimited
Japan 14 March 2022 Unlimited
Malaysia 14 March 2022 1150
Portugal 14 March 2022 50
Mexico 14 March 2022 200
Estonia 14 March 2022 100
Philippines 14 March 2022 100
Hong Kong 5 April 2022 400
Slovenia 7 April 2022 100
Hungary 20 April 2022 100
Spain 21 April 2022 200
Slovakia 3 May 2022 100
Austria 4 May 2022 100
Singapore 5 May 2022 300
Korea 10 May 2022 3000
Poland 11 May 2022 100
Luxembourg 17 May 2022 50
China 19 May 2022 1000
Latvia 24 May 2022 100
Taiwan 25 May 2022 600
Argentina 26 May 2022 1000
Chile 31 May 2022 940
Czech Republic 2 June 2022 1200
Israel 7 June 2022 200
Malta 6 July 2022 50
Lithuania 7 July 2022 100
Thailand 14 July 2022 100
Turkey 21 July 2022 100
Vietnam 4 August 2022 100
Croatia 10 August 2022 100
Peru 11 August 2022 100
Brazil 18 August 2022 300
Uruguay 13 September 2022 200