Information about Recognised Seasonal Employer Limited Visa

On this visa you can come to New Zealand for a short time to work in our horticulture and viticulture industries. You must have a job offer before you apply.


Maximum stay limits vary depending on date of arrival in New Zealand. Citizens. Citizens of Tuvalu and Kiribati who also live there, can stay an extra 2 months

18 and over

14,400 each year

All conditions

With this visa you can

  • Work for a Recognised Seasonal Employer in our horticulture and viticulture industries.
  • Do work including planting, maintaining, harvesting or packing crops.
  • Earn some money and learn horticulture and viticulture skills.

Recognised Seasonal Employers List

Things to note

  • You cannot apply for any other kind of visa while you hold a Recognised Seasonal Employer Limited Visa.
  • You must leave New Zealand before your visa expires - you cannot appeal to the Immigration and Protection Tribunal to stay in New Zealand.
  • You cannot include your partner or dependent children in your visa application.

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