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More Working Holiday places available from today 8 September 2022

Information about the increased caps for working holiday schemes for 2022.

Working holiday schemes progressively re-open from today, 4 larger capped schemes will re-open this month:

  • Malaysia: 8 September 2022
  • Argentina: 15 September 2022
  • Chile: 22 September 2022
  • Taiwan: 29 September 2022

The re-opening of the remaining capped schemes will be rolled out by early December 2022. This will ensure each country gets the benefit of this year’s allocation.

Working holiday schemes that have opened, but have not yet filled will have their available places doubled for the year.

If you want to apply for a place or find out the re-opening date for a specific scheme, use the link below.

Working Holiday Visas

The New Zealand Government announced changes earlier this year to help increase access to working holiday makers already in New Zealand, and those looking to travel to New Zealand.

The details of these changes can be found below.

  • Extending the visas of working holiday makers already in New Zealand with visas expiring between 26 August 2022 and 31 May 2023 by 6 months. Visa holders will be able to view their new visa expiry date through our Visa Verification Service by 31 October 2022.
  • Doubling the Working Holiday Scheme caps with a one-off increase to recognise the spots that were unused last year due to the border restrictions. This could mean up to 12,000 more working holiday makers may come to New Zealand over the next 12 months.
  • WHS visa holders offshore will be given more time to travel to New Zealand. More information on this change will be provided in the coming weeks.

Changes to Working Holiday Scheme visas announced