Information about Singapore Work Exchange Programme Visa

This visa helps young people from Singapore come to New Zealand for some work experience. You can apply if you’re a citizen of Singapore, and you’re either studying at a university or polytechnic, or have graduated from one in the last 3 years. You’ll need at least NZ $2,250 to live on while you’re here.


6 months

18-30 years

200 per year

All conditions

With this visa you can

  • Work in New Zealand for up to 6 months by taking part in an agreed exchange between your place of study and a New Zealand university or polytechnic, or by arranging your own employment with a New Zealand employer.
  • Study or train for up to 6 months.

Things to note

  • You can only apply for a Singapore Work Exchange Programme Visa online.
  • You can’t accept a permanent job.
  • You can’t bring children with you on a Singapore Work Exchange Programme Visa. If you have a partner who wants to come to New Zealand, they’ll need to apply for their own visa.

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