Information about Supplementary Seasonal Employer Work Visa

People who are already in New Zealand on a student or visitor visa can make a one-off application for a work visa to do seasonal work in the horticulture or viticulture industries. You can only apply if there are not enough New Zealanders available to do the work.


6 months

18 and over

Decided each season

All conditions

You can

Things to note

  • You can only be granted one Supplementary Seasonal Employment (SSE) Work Visa - you can’t apply if you’ve had a SSE Work Visa, or a TRSE Visa before.
  • You can’t apply for this visa if you’ve been granted a work visa since your last visit to New Zealand.
  • You can't include a partner or dependent children in your visa application.

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