Information about Recognised Seasonal Employer Limited Visa

On the Recognised Seasonal Employer Limited 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 of Tuvalu and Kiribati who also live there can stay an extra 2 months.

18 and over


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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