Information about Recognised Seasonal Employer Limited Visa

This visa allows you to come to New Zealand for a short time to work in our horticulture and viticulture industries. You’ll need a New Zealand job offer from a Recognised Seasonal Employer before you can apply. While you’re here you can earn some money and learn some horticulture skills.


Up to 7 months in any 11-month period for citizens of most countries. Citizens of Tuvalu and Kiribati who also live there, can stay an extra 2 months

18 and over

12,850 per year

All conditions

You can

Recognised Seasonal Employers List

Things to note

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

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