About this visa Post Study Work Visa (open)

This visa has been replaced by a Post-study work visa which is for all recent graduates who have successfully completed their qualification in New Zealand. If you already hold a Post Study Work Visa (open) you can apply for the new Post-study work visa before your current visa expires.


1, 2 or 3 years with a new Post-study work visa

How long you can work on a Post-study work visa

All visa conditions

With this visa you can




Things to note

New applicants

  • From 26 November 2018 you can apply for a Post-study work visa that lets you work for any employer in NZ for 1, 2 or 3 years.

Post-study work visa

Current visa holders

If you already have a Post Study Work Visa (open), you can apply for another Post-study work visa for up to 2 years.

Changing a Post Study Work Visa

Check that you meet the detailed criteria before you apply for a visa or travel to New Zealand

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